Who Will Lead the North Carolina Tar Heels In Scoring?

By Trevor Lowry
North Carolina Tar Heels
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The North Carolina Tar Heels should be a top 10 team all season long, which means they will have their fair share of talent. So, who will lead them in scoring in the 2013-14 college basketball season?

The two most likely candidates to do so are James Michael McAdoo and P.J. Hairston. Who knows when Hairston will be joining the team, though.

Whether the case, McAdoo averaged 14.4 points per game last season and Hairston put up 14.6 points per game. As you can see, these two basically averaged the same amount of points last season.

North Carolina will be getting a couple of highly rated recruits, but I am sure they will not lead the team in scoring–at least in the new season. This team really does return a bunch of talent, but I am going with McAdoo to lead it in the scoring department in the upcoming season.

He will actually take the court to start the season–Hairston could still be suspended–and he has a lot of upside to him. At the same time, Hairston did only average 23.6 minutes per game and McAdoo averaged 29.9 minutes per game last year.

Still, McAdoo shot 44.5 percent from the field and he has the talent to be one of the best forwards in the ACC.

The Tar Heels will have a stacked frontcourt in the 2013-14 season and McAdoo has a lot to do with that. It always helps when some very talented freshmen forwards are set to join the team as well.

I am sure North Carolina fans are more concerned when Hairston will actually get to play, but McAdoo still has the talent to lead the team in scoring.

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