The balance of power in the ACC may not change much this season, but the faces on the court certainly will. After the NBA draft gutted the conference of rising stars like Iman Shumpert and Reggie Jackson, the 2011-12 season will see new players stepping into leading roles for teams across the conference.
The glaring exception is at North Carolina, where a loaded starting lineup returns intact. Harrison Barnes and company are the clear favorites after last year’s 14-2 conference mark.
Read on for a look at Barnes and all the rest of the ACC’s best heading into this season.