Now that James Michael McAdoo has announced his decision to leave UNC for the NBA Draft, let's take a look at the issues raised for the 2014-15 Tar Heels by this move.
Brice Johnson's turn
The biggest beneficiary of McAdoo's departure will be Brice Johnson. The rising junior spent most of last season coming off the bench but in his 19 mpg posted an offensive rating of...
UNC has announced junior post man James Michael McAdoo will declare himself eligible for the NBA draft.
McAdoo was considered a potential lottery pick after his freshman year but has been plagued by inconsistency issues the past two seasons. He did come on strong during Carolina's mid-to-late season surge.
In a statement released by UNC, McAdoo said "I just feel I am ready...
The North Carolina Tar Heels have All American’s everywhere, so the loss of one shouldn’t hurt.
James Michael McAdoo will take his talents to the NBA.
#UNC announces junior forward James Michael McAdoo will enter the NBA Draft.
— Brian Hamilton (@BrianHamiltonSI) April 3, 2014
McAdoo scored 1,232 points and pulled down 640 rebounds in 108 games as a Tar Heel. He averaged 11...
James Michael McAdoo and Marcus Paige understand that now it’s mostly up to them – that how they play in North Carolina’s next game will determine whether the Tar Heels have another game to play, and that how they played in that one, if there is one, will determine whether UNC’s season lives on.
The Tar Heels have been at their best when they’ve been balanced, when role...
James Michael McAdoo had 24 points and 12 rebounds to help North Carolina beat No. 25 Pittsburgh 75-71 on Saturday for its sixth straight victory.
Marcus Paige added 18 points for the Tar Heels (17-7, 7-4 Atlantic Coast Conference), who extended the season's longest winning streak three days after their rivalry game against Duke was postponed due to a winter storm. They shot...
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February 15, 2014
James Michael McAdoo scored 18 points, Marcus Paige added 16 and North Carolina dominated inside after a slow start to defeat Notre Dame 73-62 Saturday for the fifth straight victory for the Tar Heels.
The Tar Heels trailed by nine points twice in the first half, but their speed and athleticism wore the Fighting Irish down. North Carolina had a 44-24 advantage in the paint and a...
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February 08, 2014
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The North Carolina Tar Heels played with a sense of urgency and were able to keep the Clemson Tigers winless in Chapel Hill, looking like the team many thought they could be at the beginning of the season. The Heels are now 12-7 overall and 2-4 in ACC.
James Michael McAdoo was the difference-maker as he was playing with a different level of aggression and set the...
James Michael McAdoo scored 22 points to help North Carolina beat Clemson 80-61 on Sunday, keeping the Tigers winless all-time in Chapel Hill.
Marcus Paige added 15 points for the Tar Heels (12-7, 2-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) in a dominating performance. North Carolina played with more energy and aggressiveness than during its recent struggles, shooting 55 percent for the game...
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January 26, 2014
James Michael McAdoo wants to get a fresh start to his junior season at North Carolina. And so the Tar Heels second-leading scorer from a year ago decided to start with a fresh haircut, much closer to his head than his previous somewhat puffy-haired look.
It was just getting out of control, McAdoo said with a grin.
Considering the up-and-down journey McAdoo has been on since...
CHAPEL HILL, NC --- James Michael McAdoo made an early blunder in North Carolina's 72-60 overtime victory over Virginia Tech on Saturday that infuriated coach Roy Williams so much that he yanked the sophomore forward the next time the clock stopped.
McAdoo got the ball near the right elbow and dribbled diagonally across the lane into triple coverage. Hokies' guard Marquis...