North Carolina

A Quick Look



Pos. Rank

Quick Analysis

James McAdoo


PF (#2)

McAdoo is the most fundamentally sound player in the class on both ends of the court. He has great technique and positions himself well on both offense and defense. His effort is never lagging and his rebounding and shot-blocking are outstanding. McAdoo has also developed a nice shot in both the mid-range game and from behind the arc.

P.J. Hairston


SG (#3)

Hairston has an unbelievable combination of strength and shooting ability. His range and consistency is up there with Rivers’ and Beal’s and finishes like no other in the class. He is a big-time scorer who is helped out by his size which allows him to simply shoot over smaller defenders.

Desmond Hubert


C (NR)

Hubert will be a defensive stopper for the Tar Heels and will provide a great shot-blocking and rebounding presence. He has good length and athleticism and runs the floor well. He is also versatile enough to step out and guard big men outside the paint.

Jackson Simmons



Simmons has a tremendous motor and will be able to scorer and rebound for North Carolina. He has an impressive hook shot and can step out to hit the mid-range jumper.

Stilman White



White will be a one-year player for the Tar Heels since he will be going on a two-year Mormon mission and will just give Roy Williams another body at point guard since North Carolina is thin there.


Although Carolina doesn’t have depth in their class like the rest of the top five, they do have two elite recruits in power forward James McAdoo (#4) and shooting guard P.J. Hairston (#12). McAdoo is an old-school big man with the best fundamentals of any post-player in the class and has a good all-around game. Even though UNC already has a few big men that get a lot of playing time, they have little depth and no one as strong as McAdoo. Roy Williams did a good job of filling another need for the Tar Heels when he got Hairston to sign since one thing they are lacking is a great, consistent, outside shooter. Another recent addition in center Desmond Hubert gives North Carolina some more front-court depth as well as a good defensive big man.


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