Reggie Bullock has had one heck of a summer playing in the NC Pro-Am. Reggie capped it all off with an impressive 31 point performance in the championship game taking home the MVP award and the championship against a team comprised of four players from Duke.
The upcoming 2012 season is an important one for Bullock who is expected to be one of the key players on a revamped Tar Heels lineup. UNC lost its four top players with the exits of Tyler Zeller, Kendall Marshall, Harrison Barnes and John Henson. Bullock is out to prove that he and several other returning players can step up and lead the new look roster.
Sophomore James Michael McAdoo is considered by most to be the player who will become the star of the 2012 Tar Heels. Fueled by a terrific postseason and rare athleticism for a big man, it’s easy to see McAdoo fulfilling his promise this season. But the strength of the team will be the perimeter where Roy Williams will have plenty of star caliber players to choose from.
Bullock stepped into the starting lineup last season after the season ending injury to Dexter Strickland and did a nice job on both ends of the floor. He grew by leaps and bounds on the defensive end and as a rebounder but never really got a chance to take off offensively.
This upcoming season will provide Bullock with those opportunities he has yet to receive in Chapel Hill. Overshadowed by bigger stars in UNCs big four, Bullock was usually the fifth option on the floor, making it difficult to build momentum. Reggie is a dangerous shooter who can shoot the ball well all over the court. Has a great quick release and is good moving without the ball. Needs to improve his ball handling and use his size better against smaller perimeter defenders. Has the talent to be a big time player, a five star prospect coming out of high school, if Bullock can round out his game and build confidence as a leader, he could become one of the ACCs best players in 2012.