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Of all the Tar Heels' stars, Marcus Paige is the toughest to critique. He's an extremely intelligent point guard who seems to do just about everything right the majority of the time he is on the floor.
However, there is one glaring hole in his game he could improve: getting into the paint.
Until he reaches desperation mode, at which time he is willing to do just about anything to put points on the board for his team, he seems perfectly content setting up camp on the perimeter. There is no doubt the Tar Heels need some help with threes, as they are extremely limited in weaponry from that range. Paige has accounted for 57.6 percent of the team's made trifectas.
In fact, almost half of the sophomore's attempts have come from that range.
Perhaps some of that is carryover from his time at 2-guard. But now that a majority of his minutes are coming at the point, he needs to start honing in on the paint, where he can drop one of the prettiest floaters we've seen in Chapel Hill since the days of Ed Cota.
Better yet, he can get the other guys some easy looks by distributing the rock when he draws the defense.
The Tar Heels need as much help as they can get in the half court, and much of the weight should land on the shoulders of their floor general. Paige needs to step up his game and become a bigger factor in the paint. He certainly has the handles, the floater and the passing ability to make defenses pay.