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James Michael McAdoo
While Marcus Paige stepped up his game in the absence of a few teammates to start the season, James Michael McAdoo seemed to take a step back.
His yearly totals are still OK: 14 points, 5.6 rebounds, almost three combined steals and blocks per game. But anyone watching games constantly feels frustrated by McAdoo.
First of all, he is only shooting 41.9 percent from the floor. A bad figure for a guard who takes a lot of threes, below 42 percent is atrocious for a power forward who seemingly would be taking many shots close to the basket and in the paint.
Second, the foul shooting is so bad it must make Roy Williams want to bench him late in games. McAdoo has taken by far the most foul shots on the team. He has also made the most, but that is strictly because of volume. The junior forward is shooting a dismal 57.1 percent from the line. His motion is bad; his shot never looks like it is going in, and a large portion of the time, it does not.
The other thing that leaves Tar Heel fans and coaches upset with McAdoo is not reflected in the numbers. He simply fails the "eye test." A super-talented, athletic power forward is supposed to take over games. Someone who can grab a rebound and take the ball coast-to-coast like McAdoo should be an All-American candidate.
Instead, McAdoo is barely deserving of a starting spot on his own team.
After this many career games, it is time to temper all expectations and realize he is not going to play up to his potential in college.