Last season North Carolina’s mid-season surge (with the insertion of Kendall Marshall into the starting lineup) led them to the ACC title. They return all of their core pieces so it’s no surprise that they will be favored for a repeat, but lets rank the rest of the conference as well as predict the All-ACC teams. Continue reading
Yesterday we looked at five freshmen that will be key contributors this upcoming season, today we will look at the sophomore class. Everyone knows all the big names from last year such as: Jared Sullinger and Harrison Barnes so I will shed some light on some lesser known guys. Continue reading
When you ask most people about North Carolina’s team this year, usually the first name you will hear is Harrison Barnes, and rightfully so. Barnes is a special player and will likely be a top 3 pick in the 2012 NBA Draft. However, he is not the most important player to the team and their chase for a National Title this season. That title belongs to fellow sophomore, point guard, Kendall Marshall.
Last season the Tar Heels started the season playing very up-and-down with loses early to Vandy, Minnesota, and Illinois. They began ACC play with close wins over Virginia and Virginia Tech. The offense was lackluster to say the least, and highly touted freshman Harrison Barnes was struggling, causing many media members to question the hype he had received coming into the year. But Barnes wasn’t the only one, the team as a whole wasn’t living up to expectations. Continue reading