Marvin Williams and Roy Williams to Grace Cover of 2K Sports' College Hoops 2K6 Video Game; 2K Sports Continues to Secure Top Talent for Highly Acclaimed College Basketball Franchise
As a freshman with the Tar Heels, Marvin Williams was an integral part of UNC's run to the 2004-2005 NCAA title. With 1 minute 26 seconds left in the Championship game against Illinois, Williams rose above the other players on a missed jump shot and tipped the ball in left-handed to give North Carolina a 72-70 lead. Carolina went on to win the national championship, 75-70. In addition to the NCAA Championship, Williams was named ACC Rookie of the Year, elected to the ACC All-Freshman Team and earned an All-ACC Honorable Mention this past season. Marvin Williams, who is represented by Jim Tanner at Williams & Connolly LLP., was selected second overall in the 2005 NBA Draft by the Atlanta Hawks and is expected to be a big success in the NBA.
“College basketball is all about team spirit and pageantry”
"I'm a huge fan of video games, especially the 2K series," said Marvin Williams. "With its ability to combine teamwork, skill and entertainment, 2K has always been on the top of my list. I'm very excited to be the face of College Hoops 2K6. From what I've seen so far, this game is going to be amazing."
"College basketball is all about team spirit and pageantry," stated Greg Thomas, president of Visual Concepts, a 2K Sports studio. "Part of that team spirit lies in the team itself-- the great relationship that exists between a coach and his player. College Hoops 2K6 pays tribute to this by not only emphasizing the importance of this relationship in the game, with the Coach's Clipboard feature, but by showcasing it on the cover of the game as well. It is an honor to have the top coach/player team, Marvin Williams and Roy Williams on the cover of College Hoops 2K6."
As head coach of the UNC Tar Heels, Roy Williams led his team to victory as the NCAA National Champions in 2005. Earning 470 wins in his coaching career, Williams has been named National Coach of the Year four times and has the fourth-highest winning percentage in NCAA history. Williams is highly regarded as a college basketball coaching legend, helping coach such talents as Paul Pierce and Sean May.
New features to College Hoops 2K6 include Court Awareness, a new gameplay mechanic that encourages gamers to concentrate on individual attributes of their players to optimize their performance, and Coach's Clipboard, a new feature during timeouts which gives gamers the ability to give specific directions to their team. Nothing captivates the nation like the NCAA Basketball Tournament and no other game captures the collegiate atmosphere and energy like College Hoops 2K6.
College Hoops 2K6 is set to hit store shelves in fall 2005 for the PlayStation(R) 2 computer entertainment system and Xbox(R) video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and this winter for the Xbox 360(TM) video game and entertainment system from Microsoft.
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