Tomorrow. The moment of truth.
Juan Dixon's banner was raised before his playing career was done. Lonny Baxter's, too. So was Steve Blake's. Will Greivis Vasquez's be?
Earlier this year, most (39%) of you said that it would take a deep tournament run for Greivis to be considered an "all-time great". Does that roughly translate to a banner-raising? I think so, though I can't be sure. So why not another poll, maybe see if anything changed?
Though the most vocal fans are Greivis supporters, you always see the occasional person debating the issue. And some people believe that, if they didn't bring a championship or the like to College Park, that they don't deserve a banner. I personally disagree, but that's their prerogative. Ultimately, it's a belief.
It's worth noting a few things: Greivis is currently 3rd in the all-time points total, and 2nd in assists. He's the only ACC player with 2,000 points, 700 assists, and 600 rebounds. Pretty select company in a league that saw Michael Jordan, Grant Hill, Len Bias, Vince Carter, Antawn Jamison, and a plethora of other greats.One has to wonder where the program would be without Vasquez the past four years, and indeed where Gary Williams would be.
It's also worth noting that Vasquez still rubs some people the wrong way as overly flamboyant and inconsistent, and that he's never brought home any major award, either team or individual.
So, despite my worries over posting this when I'm about to leave (please don't get into a flame war, I beg of you), here's the question: