— MeanGreenBasketball (@MeanGreenMBB) May 10, 2014
One of the all-time greats in UNT basketball history, not to mention all-around good guy, Alzee Williams graduated this morning. UNT Tweeted out a photo of Alzee with coach Tony Benford at the festivities.
Williams is one of the select few players in UNT history to score 1,000 career points and was a solid player for the Mean Green throughout his time at the school.
It’s not going to be easy to replace Williams next season.
UNT landed a player who will try to help fill the void last night in Greg White-Pittman.
I will post some thoughts on White-Pittman later.
Of more immediate interest is the NFL draft. The last three rounds are today. I’m at former Guyer and Oklahoma State standout Josh Stewart’s draft part to cover it for the paper, but I’m also on the UNT watch.
UNT hasn’t had a player picked since Cody Spencer in 2004 and has a couple of guys who have a chance to break the drought in wide receiver Brelan Chancellor and linebacker Zach Orr. Chancellor’s problem could be the depth of the wide receiver class and his lack of size. Orr is a little on the short side for a middle linebacker as well.
Those are two great guys and two really good players. It would be terrific to see them go.
They will get into camp with an NFL team one way or another.
And in other news …
Giles was a player we wrote about in our ongoing and about to get longer UNT recruiting target series.