Top Tar Heels' Recruits Shine in McDonald's All-American Game

J FCorrespondent IMarch 31, 2011

GREENSBORO, NC - MARCH 11:  Head coach Roy Williams of the North Carolina Tar Heels smiles during the second half against the Miami Hurricanes in the quarterfinals of the 2011 ACC men's basketball tournament at the Greensboro Coliseum on March 11, 2011 in Greensboro, North Carolina. North Carolina won 61-59 in regulation.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
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Power forward James McAdoo and shooting guard P.J. Hairston are both in the top three prospects in the nation at their respective positions and both have signed on with the University of North Carolina.

Their similarities continue as both All-Americans played their high school ball in Virginia, both of who scored in double figures as they led the East to victory in the McDonald's All-American game. 

They will join a Carolina team in the fall that will be looking to press further into the NCAA Tournament after they lost in the Elite Eight this season.

At 6'8'', McAdoo is similar to the Tar Heels' John Henson with his ability to rebound and his strong presence as a shot blocker. He averaged 23 ppg, 8.7 rpg and 1.9 blocks per game last year for Norfolk Christian.

P.J. Hairston will add another shooter to Roy Williams' offense. At 6' 5'', Hairston is a pure scorer, but can contribute on the boards as well. In his senior season at Hargrave Military Academy, he averaged 25.6 ppg and 9.2 rpg.

If Harrison Barnes should happen to depart to the NBA, Hairston could step in his shoes as the next offensive leader at Chapel Hill.

Overall, McAdoo and Hairston are the No. 5 and No. 13 recruits respectively in ESPN's top 100.

It looks like the Tar Heels' best days are ahead of them if these two can continue what they showcased in the McDonald's All-American and continue their hardwood domination at the college level.