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Lamp lettered four times for Virginia from 1978-81, and was a first-team All-America selection in 1980 and 1981. He earned first-team All-ACC honors in 1979 and 1981, and was a second-team All-Conference selection in 1978 and 1980.
He played in three National Invitation Tournaments (NIT) and one NCAA Tournament during his UVa career. Lamp helped lead the Cavaliers to the 1980 NIT Championship and the 1981 NCAA Final Four. He was named the Most Valuable Player of the 1981 NCAA East Regional and was an All-Tournament selection at the 1981 Final Four.
Lamp led the ACC in scoring (22.9 ppg.) in 1979, and in free throw percentage in 1979 (84.6 percent) and 1981 (86.5 percent). A team captain during his UVa career, he ranks second on Virginia's all-time scoring list with 2,317 points. He averaged 18.8 points and 4.2 rebounds a game for his career, while shooting 49.2 percent (841-1710) from the field and 84.9 percent (635-748) from the free throw line.
"I didn't get tattoos so other people would say, 'Oh, J.J.'s got tattoos. He's got a basketball on his arm that says King of the Court,' or something like that," Redick said. "I got a tattoo for me. It's a constant reminder, every day, of what God has done and what he will do in my life."(italics in original)
The reminders are etched upon the senior guard's lean torso -- one on his chest, one on his abdomen.
The script lettering on his stomach reads, "Isaiah 40:31," referring to this Bible verse: But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
The other tattoo, on his chest, came first. It's the Japanese word for courage, and beneath it is reference to another Bible verse, Joshua 1:9. That one reads: Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.
That's the tat he got with grandma. And if there is one thing you can say about J.J. Redick, it's this: He's got basketball courage.
"The CIAA finally got it right. After holding its basketball tournament in towns such as Richmond, Va., Raleigh and Winston-Salem, they moved it to a city. The basketball begins next week at Charlotte Bobcats Arena."
Here's one to ponder. Dean Smith was the ACC coach of the year only seven times in his 36-year career. UNC went 26-5 in 1972, finished first in the ACC standings, won the ACC Tournament, went to the Final Four. And the ACC coach of the year that year was Bill Gibson of Virginia. Gibson was that year's version of Leitao, getting votes because he finished higher than expected. Krzyzewski has been ACC coach of the year only five times in 24 seasons. Sendek, Prosser and even Seth Greenberg have been ACC coach of the year since Krzyzewski last received the award six years ago. But Krzyzewski has won five ACC titles in the past six years and has been either first or second in the regular-season standings four times. This season makes it five times. Again, who has really done the best job?
If I'm Prosser, I'm thinking: "I don't care how lousy we are on defense, we are not going to let that kid just breeze in here Sunday and take over like a T-Rex at a tea party. We'll play five-on-one, Tippecanoe and tackle Tyler, too, before we're going to have that."He takes things a little far comparing the guys short range game to Tim Duncan, but you get the point.
Carolina's arrival in Winston-Salem on Sunday will double as the Deacons' version of an NCAA championship. Chilling Hansbrough and tripping the Heels couldn't make up for Wake's world of wrongs this season, but it's about all that's left for the Deacs to pursue. Whatever fight they have left will be directed immediately at Carolina and Hansbrough.
The strange thing is that I don't recall any outrage after FSU's previous game, a win over Clemson. In that game, played at Clemson, the Seminoles shot twice as many free throws as the Tigers (35 to 18) and committed one third fewer fouls (17 to 26). In the game before that, a loss to Miami, FSU attempted 23 freebies to the Hurricanes' nine.That about covers it, no? Once again I will direct your attention to the obvious reason for the hue and cry of last week. Namely, selection bias and confirmation bias.
Such disparities, but no complaints. I wonder why that is. Could it be that these sorts of differences in fouls and free throws are completely ordinary? Could it be that the numbers don't add up to incontrovertible evidence of a double-standard?
p.s. In the game before they played Duke, BC shot nearly three times as many free throws as Georgia Tech (32 to 13) while committing ten fewer fouls (13 to 23).