IMO, they'll be significantly better than last year. It APPEARS as if some of their chemistry issues may be over, and if McAdoo comes early, they won't be nearly as weak in the 4/5 as I had hoped.
Fortunately, they will still struggle at the point, but looks like they'll improve at 3 other positions (4 = McAddo, 3= Barnes, Henson should show some development at the post, but he' still rail-thin). I'm not sure how strong they'll be at the 2, but R.B. had a great shot in High School.
I think we will be the dominant team in the ACC and I don't think UNC will have improved enough to challenge that, but I was hoping to see some more bottom-half seasons from our rivals and that hope appears to be in vain.
ok that 1 out of 6. And hans isn't your normal freshmen. Plus no elite PG. I dont see Lawson. I dont see a Felton. Thats a big difference.
McCants: 17ppg, 4.6 rpg
Felton: 12.6 ppg, 6.7 apg
May: 11.4 ppg, 8.1 rpg
Lawson: 10.2 ppg, 5.6 apg
Ellington: 11.7 ppg, 2.9 rpg
All of them are pretty good, so I'm not sure I see your point.
But I think unc will be top 15-20 this year. marshall will probably be better than most us Duke fans think & hope. Maybe he will be too slow for ole roy's style of play. Go Duke!
Look at the Tyler Thornton videos on Youtube, because Tyler also abused Marshall. It is also well known in the DMV area that Marshall was better as a junior than as a senior.
Harrison Barnes is going to wind up having to play point guard for them!
Why even talk about UNC when we are clearly better? I'm more concerned about MSU and Purdue.
This is all very encouraging, but I will need to wait for the NC Pro Am before I make any definitive judgments.
No way McAdoo starts at the 4 in ACC play sans injury to Henson or Zeller.
It will be hard to say until we get a chance to see them play. Last year when they were in the early/weak part of the season I started to call them out, saying that they were in no way a top 5 or 10 team. Even though they were beating Garner Webb, Nevada and the like, you could tell that they were not clicking as a typical UNC team. So, I will hold off on any assessment until around mid-Dec. I suspect that they will be better, just because it would be hard to duplicate the disaster of last year even with Roy calling the shots
More interesting to me is how will the media respond via the preseason polls? Will they knee jerk the other way and leave them out or will they actually take a objective look and rank accordingly? If I had to guess right now, I would say 13-20 range.