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Right now the Tar Heels have six guards on the roster and one recruit who is ranked as the No. 1 point guard.
The key to the Tar Heels success in the backcourt is depending on the development of Dexter Strickland, Leslie McDonald and Kendall Marshall.
This three-guard rotation was the most prominent for the Tar Heels in 2011.
Strickland is a feisty quick player that on defense can make opposing guards make mistakes. He needs to work on creating space for himself.
If he can create space for himself he will give the Tar Heels an option for easy buckets besides going down into the post. Strickland will be a Junior and is going to continue to grow in this upcoming season.
Leslie McDonald needs to work on his court vision. He did not even average an assist per game last season.
McDonald needs to be finding the open man and realizing where he can get the ball to get his team points.
Marshall is a huge bright spot for the Tar Heels he needs to progress like he has. Going into his second season if he can create similar numbers or, as predicted, improve on all his statistics, he will be giving Roy Williams a leader on the court.
Just behind the three main guards falls Reggie Bullock.
Bullock has proven he can score in his limited opportunities. He needs to try to push to get minutes.
If he can improve on the defensive end of the court and get more assists in his time on the court he would make more of an impression on Roy Williams.
If the verbally committed Marcus Paige is at the Tar Heels in the fall semester, Bullock will most likely be saying bye to the few minutes that he gets.
Justin Watts and Patrick Crouch need to improve on everything. At this point they may be a bit too far out of the picture to be gaining any minutes over what they had in 2011.
The Tar Heels backcourt is very strong.