UNC Basketball: Ranking Each Tar Heels Freshman by Importance

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UNC Basketball: Ranking Each Tar Heels Freshman by Importance
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What is it that makes a particular recruit "important" to a college basketball team? Is it his skill set, his attitude or is it just that he fills a positional need?

This is the thought process in attempting to rank the 2012 class of Tar Heels.

Yet again, a stellar crop of freshmen will be presented to the UNC faithful sitting in the Dean Dome for "Late Night With Roy Williams." J.P. Tokoto, Brice Johnson, Marcus Paige and Joel James will get their first real taste of what it means to be a Tar Heel in the new millennium, as they witness their 62-year-old coach wipe the dance floor with them.

But what will we see from these freshmen when the lights come on, and the competition is tougher than Roy Williams' latest jig?

That's the burning question in all the souls of true Tar Heel fans after losing four top-notch starters to the NBA. The good news is we are only a month away from these replacements unleashing their talents on the hardwood.

All four of these recruits were needed for the 2012-13 season, but some will be more important than others due to the amount of depth at their position.

So whose recruitment was most important to the 2012-13 squad of Tar Heels? Read on.

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