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Reggie Bullock May Possibly Be the Best Rebounder For the North Carolina Tar Heels

Bob Donnan-USA Today Sports

Reggie Bullock has had a stellar season thus far. He has provided the North Carolina Tar Heels with a great deal of leadership. Bullock’s play garnered him a second team all-ACC selection for this current season. He joined his fellow teammate, James Michael McAdoo.

Bullock is known for being an excellent shooter and a solid defender. Although North Carolina State‘s Scott Wood leads the ACC in three-point field goals made (96 total; 2.9 per game), Bullock leads the ACC in three-point field shooting percentage (44.2 percent). Bullock is not known for his rebounding, though. In fact, Bullock is underrated when it comes to rebounding. Bullock ranks second in rebounding on North Carolina’s roster, with an average of 6.4 rebounds a game. Although McAdoo leads North Carolina with 7.6 rebounds per game, Bullock has been North Carolina’s top rebounder in their last six games.

Bullock accomplishes this feat with two things working against him, his size and his position. Bullock is 6’7″, 205 pounds. He does not possess the weight to push people around in the post. When Bullock gets a rebound, it is due to his positioning and his innate ability to sense where the ball is going to fall. Bullock is close to averaging more rebounds per game than McAdoo. McAdoo has the size to muscle people around in the low post.

In addition, Bullock plays the small forward position. This has been his position all season. When North Carolina implemented the “small ball” lineup, P.J. Hairston became the small forward. This illustrates the value of Bullock to North Carolina. His versatility is one of the keys to North Carolina’s recent success. Bullock is far from being a one-dimensional player. Bullock is turning out to be a “diamond in the rough,” from a North Carolina class that included Kendall Marshall and Harrison Barnes.