GREENSBORO, Ga. — North Carolina coach Butch Davis called Greg Little’s time as a walk-on with the basketball team “a good experiment,” considering it kept the starting tailback conditioned and other football players had tried it before.
Little's hoops days may be over
Submitted by rpickeral on 07/21/2008 - 19:09
But it sounds as if the sophomore won’t be returning to the hardcourt next season.
“We’ll talk about it,’’ Davis said. “… If he was a fifth guy, sixth guy, playing 20, 25 minutes – I’m old school. I love basketball, I played basketball in high school. But for him to be the 12th or 15th man, and for him to play 20 seconds at the end of five games — I think he’s smart enough to make that decision; I don’t have to make it for him.”
Little appeared in 10 games, averaging 1.5 minutes, for the Tar Heel basketball team. “It validated what a good athlete he is,’’ Davis said. “…But selfishly speaking, as the head football coach, it probably would have been better for him to have been at the football offices.”