The North Carolina Tar Heels may have not been one of the best teams in the nation last year, but they were at least one of the best rebounding teams in the country, ranking No. 14 in that category. Luckily for this team, the same thing will be the case in the 2013-14 college basketball season.
Losing Reggie Bullock automatically hurts the Tar Heels’ rebounding game. Bullock was the second highest rebounder on the team, with 6.5 boards per game.
However, James Michael McAdoo will be back, who led the team in rebounds (7.3 RPG). It helps that two two highly rated recruits–who could put up some big minutes–will be joining North Carolina’s front court. Which is where Isaiah Hicks and Kennedy Meeks come in.
If these two players meet expectations, North Carolina will likely be a better rebounding team in the upcoming season than it was last year.
Racking up the boards is not everything, but it is big on both sides of the court. North Carolina will have to get better overall, but with plenty of talent returning and another good recruiting class set to hit the court, the Tar Heels should be back to their old ways in the 2013-14 season–competing for a national championship.
It is not like this team was completely horrible last year, since North Carolina did make the NCAA tournament and only finished three games out of first place in the ACC standings.
Still, it was deemed a down year. With a great rebounding team coming back, the Tar Heels should have a much better team in the upcoming season.
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