Remember Them Days- Wake Forest Guard Randolph Childress Wins MVP Of The 1995 ACC Tournament


By Cardell Dudley

Saying the ACC has and continue to produce great guards is like saying the sun will rise in the morning. Both are expected to happen. The list of great guards is miles long. Names like David Thompson, Phil Ford, Kenny Anderson, Michael Jordan, Jason Williams, Bobby Hurley, John Lucas, Chris Paul etc I mean, I truly can go on and on. One name that seem to get lost in the shuffle is former Wake Forest All American point guard Randolph Childress. The Washington DC native and Flint Hill standout came to Wake Forest with great expectations and he lived up to them. Childress became one of the most deadly guards the ACC has seen. Childress averaged 18.4 points per game over his four year career at Wake Forest, however, the highlight of his Wake Forest career came during the 1995 ACC Tournament. Simply put, Childress was a one man wrecking crew. Wake Forest led by an unconscience Childress and a fast improving sophomore center name Tim Duncan, would go on to win the ACC Tournament. Childress averaged an unthinkable 35.7 points and 7 assist a game during the Tournament which included the infamous crossover on North Carolina's Jeff McInnis and the game winning jumper with 4 seconds left in overtime to defeat North Carolina in the Championship game. Wake Forest moved more into the national spotlight and Childress became a household name. Childress would go on to have a 16 year pro career retiring in 2011 and he is now currently an assistant coach at Wake Forest. Take a look at his legendary exploits below.

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