Plenty of talent but not much upperclassmen leadership, like a couple of years ago when Zeller was the junior but had not played all that much due to injuries. The only upperclassmen are Seniors McDonald and Strickland but 2 years of eligibility left, and junior Bullock.
Does not help that their promising PG Paige is hurt and cannot practice for a while. UNC success could hinge on whether he plays like Drew II or like Kendall Marshall.
For purposes of this I won't count transfers who become eligible or guys who never played that may be walk-ons, the leaders in ACC upperclassmen this year are:
7 - Miami [R Brown, Swope, D Scott, McK-Jones, G Adams, Kadij and R Johnson]
6 - GA Tech [D Miller, J Morris, Reed, Holsey, Hicks and Udofia]
5 - NC State [LoBrown, C J Leslie, Howell, Vandenberg and Wood] and Duke assuming Dawkins red-shirts
4 - FSU [O White, Ian Miller, T Shannon and Snaer not counting Turpin]
3 - UVA [J Harris, A Mitchell, J Evans] , VA Tech [C Raines, J Eddie, E Green] and UNC
2 - MD [Stoglin and Padgett] , Clemson [Booker and Jennings], Wake [McKie and C J Harris] and BC [Moton and Rubin]
I may have missed some guys that were coming back from red-shirt injuries.
Having top recruits past 2 years or Euro players can also offset a lack of ACC whiskers.