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College Basketball's 12 Most Important Sophomore Classes
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North Carolina's James Michael McAdoo (No. 43 pictured above) and P.J. Hairston (No. 15) didn't get a whole lot of run last season. That's not because they're not talented players, but more because they were playing behind four NBA first-round draft picks.

This season, the team will be led by McAdoo, with Hairston playing an important supporting role. Still, there are teams that will be even more reliant on second-year players.

In the one-and-done era, some players may see staying for a second year as an admission of failure, an indictment of their pro-caliber talents. Others take a more optimistic view that, like McAdoo, a season's apprenticeship may make them even more capable of being The Man the second time around.

These 12 teams may have olderor youngercontributors, but most will only go as far as their sophomore talents will take them.

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