• My Scores
  • NFL
  • NBA
  • NHL
  • Golf
  • Tennis

Super Bowl 50

Sun, Feb 7, 2016

Get the latest Super Bowl news >>

Stream The Game Live
See The Matchup
Home of Super Bowl 50
Where to Watch Game Preview Full Coverage

North Carolina's McAdoo returning for junior season

By Jeff Goodman | College Basketball Insider

After watching his NBA stock drop, James Michael McAdoo is returning to North Carolina for his junior season.

"I am ecstatic about having the opportunity to coach James Michael for another season," North Carolina coach Roy Williams said in a statement that was released shortly after the team's banquet concluded on Tuesday night.

The 6-foot-9, 230-pound McAdoo was ranked by most recruiting analysts as a top-five player coming out of Norfolk Christian (Va.), but played sparingly behind first-round picks John Henson and Tyler Zeller as a freshman.

This past season he averaged 14.4 points and 7.3 rebounds, but struggled to find his place on the offensive end of the floor. NBA executives are concerned about what position he will play at the next level, because he's not comfortable scoring in the post, yet doesn't shoot it well enough from the perimeter.

McAdoo's return, however, is a huge boost for the Tar Heels. North Carolina will lose senior Dexter Strickland and Reggie Bullock announced that he was leaving early for the NBA, but P.J. Hairston will come back, along with starting point guard Marcus Paige, Brice Johnson, J.P. Tokoto, Leslie McDonald, big men Joel James and Desmond Hubert and a freshman class that includes Isaiah Hicks and Kennedy Meeks -- both of who are ranked in the top 50.

CBSSports Facebook Google Plus
Conversation powered by Livefyre

Latest Video

February 7, 2016
February 6, 2016
Kansas State upsets No.1 Oklahoma
February 6, 2016
Not in Ben Simmons' house
February 6, 2016
Aztecs edge Lobos in OT


Most Popular

2016 NCAA Tournament
Final Four