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Family ties prepare UNC freshman for ACC postseason

Posted March 4, 2013

— When Xylina McDaniel takes the court at the ACC Women's Basketball Tournament in Greensboro this weekend, it will be a new experience for the University of North Carolina freshman. But don't expect her to be overwhelmed by the pressure of the postseason. She has a lifetime of basketball learned from her famous father.

"I feel like it's really in my blood. It's not like, 'Z you've got to do this,' it just happens naturally," she said.

McDaniel, known as "Z" to teammates and coaches, is the X-Man's daughter.

Xavier McDaniel, a long-time NBA Star, was known for his toughness on the floor.

"She plays the way he did," said Sylvia Hatchell, head coach of the Tar Heel women. "When she fouls you, it's a hard foul. She's not trying to hurt you, but that's just the way she plays."

"I am my father's daughter," McDaniel said.

That includes looking to her father in the stands at all of UNC's games watching her do her thing.

"I do feel like I need him at all of my games to talk to me because he's been my coach since I started playing basketball," she said. "I need to hear his voice."

"He is hard on her," Hatchell said. "A lot of the reason she has the mentality is because of her dad."

His years of coaching are playing off. McDaniel is second on the team in scoring in just her first year.

"I learned everything from my dad," she said. "He was successful so I feel like I should listen to him and everything he has to say about the game of basketball.

"He had a little attitude on him as well. I love the way he played. I try to focus on what he did to make myself better."

McDaniel and the Tar Heel women, the No. 3 seed this week, are scheduled to meet the winner of Virginia and Boston College on Friday at 8 p.m. at the Greensboro Coliseum.

 

 

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  • USAF Vet Mar 5, 2013

    "Xylina...r u kidding me with that name? Might as well go with Lakesha or Shawanda or whatever other stupid names they can concoct. Might want to check with Johnny Boo Boo on this one...What ya got Johnny?
    - Posted by 321fish123"

    If you feel that strongly about it, why don't you relay the same comment to her father's face..? I'm sure he's not too hard to find and would be quite interested on how you find it offensive with how they decided to name their daughter.

  • 75Tarheel Mar 5, 2013

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    Apparently they did. I made a 'report' and 30 seconds later it was gone. I'm sure it had something to do with the other rational comments as well.

    Put that in your pipe and smoke it tjpc....

  • early exit Roy Mar 5, 2013

    The name doesn't bother me, but WRAL must not have anything other than this to promote their beloved unc blue? They must really wanted a story on unc.

  • Elvisisdead Mar 5, 2013

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    Just about as low as they come...WRAL really needs to monitor these comments.

  • trueblue0100 Mar 5, 2013

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    Low-life, scUmBag.....did your parents have any children that survived?

  • Toddler10-21 Mar 5, 2013

    Plus one TJPC!

  • TJPC Mar 5, 2013

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    Real classy comment - racist much? Do you need to attack someone's name to feel better about yourself? Why don't you share your name so we can show this comment to your employer, family and friends? I am sure they are so proud of you - spewing your ignorance and hatred on chat boards everywhere - coward...

  • Toddler10-21 Mar 5, 2013

    Wow didnt know she was the X Man's daughter. He was a bad dude. Hey 321 met the X Man at one of his daughters games, and ask him about his daughters name!!

  • Jewelry-EricLeak Mar 4, 2013

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    Get back to Statefansnation.com or Packpride. Your intellect is needed there.

  • iron fist Mar 4, 2013

    I don't watch the ladies play BB but alway pull for the Heels

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