Oh, the joys of recruiting.
When I do pieces like these, I truly feel for the coaches around college basketball. It's enough to bang your head on the wall over. That is no different for Roy Williams in 2013.
The Tar Heels certainly have some needs, but they could have more or less depending on which player or players decide to enter the NBA draft. He can't put out too many offers and overload the team, but he must remember UNC could be obliterated by the decisions of his underclassmen.
At least John Calipari knows all his kids are leaving year-to-year.
If Leslie McDonald ends up ballin', as the last year of hype has lead us to believe, will he forfeit his redshirt senior season?
We could ask the same of Reggie Bullock, who would also be a senior in 2013.
And what about P.J. Hairston? There was at least rumor that Hairston was 50/50 on heading to the NBA—and that was with him shooting 30.8 percent from the field and 27.3 percent from downtown over 13 minutes per game.
If that is true, I'm saying he's gone no matter what. In a nutshell, Roy Williams could have three shooting guards or none.
Then, of course, there is James Michael McAdoo. He had a tough time with his decision last year, so I have no doubt he is gone.
Then again, he could decide to stay if they're close to a title. Are you feeling me yet? For the sake of the article and my head, we will assume he does not return.
Coach Williams has already received verbal commitments from 4-star point guard Nate Britt and 5-star power forward Isaiah Hicks. They are ranked fifth and sixth in their class, respectively, at their positions on Scout.com.
Though they are verbal commits, in this case we will assume they stick to their word. On to the roster.