North Carolina Basketball: Midseason Report Card for Tar Heels

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North Carolina Basketball: Midseason Report Card for Tar Heels
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This has been a disappointing season for fans, players and coaches that live for North Carolina basketball. It's always tough to imagine the Tar Heels could ever be 15-6 (5-3 ACC) at this point in the season.

In truth, it happens to the best of programs. Even Kentucky is on the down tick so far this season.

Many of the players have put up monster games, but a lack of consistency, energy and focus by all has proven to be the their greatest weaknesses. For that reason, very few Tar Heels received exemplary grades on their midseason report cards.

This is not a grading of their skill sets.

Rather, it is a grading of their production and proper use of their skills, along with well they have developed throughout the season. Consistency and shot selection also factor into the grades the players receive.

However, many of these players have been put in a tough position, after John Henson, Harrison Barnes and Kendall Marshall bounced early for the NBA.

For that reason, no players were graded extremely harsh. The end of the season will be a different story, however. They will have had plenty of time to adjust to their new roles at the collegiate level.

Every Tar Heel, including Roy Williams, has been given a grade for their performances up to this point. The players are in order from the lowest to the highest grade.

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