Tuesday Hoops Banquet Open To Public

CHAPEL HILL --- The University of North Carolina men's basketball team will celebrate its 2005 NCAA championship at the annual end-of-season awards banquet on Tuesday, April 12, at 7 p.m. at the Dean E. Smith Center.

Admission is open to the public at no charge. Smith Center doors will open at 5:30 p.m.

Free parking will be available at the Ramshead Deck prior to 5 p.m. and in the Manning, Bowles, Craige and Ramshead lots after 5 p.m.

Free park-and-ride bus shuttles will run from the Friday Center lot on Highway 54 (across from Meadowmont) beginning at 5:30 p.m.

The banquet will feature individual awards voted on by the coaches and based on performance, speeches by seniors Charlie Everett, C.J. Hooker, Jackie Manuel, Melvin Scott and Jawad Williams, and the 2004-05 highlight video.

Please note that there is no dinner on the schedule, a change from previous basketball banquet formats.

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