Many fans and analysts are looking at James Michael McAdoo to be the centerpiece of the 2012-13 North Carolina Tar Heels. If that's the case, we better start looking for signs of him living up to the hype that has followed him to the Chapel Hill campus.
Before we even dive into the subject of his potential greatness, I must tell you that I am not completely sold on McAdoo. I spent most of the season without even being semi-impressed with his game.
Then came John Henson's wrist injury.
McAdoo truly stepped up his game when UNC needed it the most. From that point on, I started to become much more impressed with the game of one James Michael McAdoo.
Were the numbers he put up over the last seven games good? Absolutely, considering what he did over a span of 23 minutes per game.
Were they good enough to convince me he is the next big star to come out of Chapel Hill? Absolutely not.
I can't get over how much he was blocked in the low post. As a matter of fact, he didn't show me much of anything in the post. That needs to change. He desperately needs to develop some moves in the offseason.
Alas, I am not here to bash McAdoo. It's actually quite the opposite. But I felt I should lay down a little foundation to let you know that I'm not telling you he is a guaranteed star next year.
The best I can do is give you a few of the signs that lead me to believe he could be a future Tar Heels star—for at least one year.