North Carolina Basketball: Ranking the Players Who Should Take the Last Shot

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North Carolina Basketball: Ranking the Players Who Should Take the Last Shot
Peter Casey-US PRESSWIRE

Things could get complicated for North Carolina if the game comes down to a final shot.

There is no Harrison Barnes or Tyler Zeller to be the savior of the squad in clutch situations. UNC, as a whole, has very little experience with taking the last shot.

Consider the fact Reggie Bullock just started getting real playing time last season and Roy Williams had Barnes and Zeller to take a majority of the last-minute shots for the Tar Heels.

Leslie McDonald hasn't been seen on the court for a year. The last time he played, he was averaging 15.7 minutes per game.

P.J. Hairston could hardly be trusted last season, Dexter Strickland isn't a jump shooter and Marcus Paige is still in collegiate diapers.

So how in the world am I going to rank who should take the final shot?

By pulling out of my butt, of course. Well, that coupled with a few statistics and a little history.

I used StatSheet.com's "play-by-play" feature to tally shots taken in the final minute by the returners. Then I did some more research on Paige to see if he was carrying any clutch genes. The result of my findings may shock you.

On to the rankings.

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