Reggie Bullock and James Michael McAdoo are the two players head coach Roy Williams has consistently named as the two that need to step up the most as leaders of team. McAdoo has come through in a big way as the Tar Heels new go to guy averaging 22.5 points on 18.5 field goal attempts per game. North Carolina had many questions coming into the season, most remain unanswered but who their go to guy isn’t one of them.
Bullock is the one that needs to be the #2 scorer on this team, his abilities aren’t in question, his adjustment to the role still is. This season we have seen two completely different performances out of Bullock. In the opener he was what Roy called unselfish to a fault going just 1-4 from the field. Bullock needs to play the way he did against Florida Atlantic where he went 6-7 from the field including 3-4 from three point range scoring 16 points.
As impressive as he was and as well as he shot in that game, he still needs to be more aggressive in my view. With the losses of over 66% of their scoring last season, Bullock needs to put up big points every game and he cannot rely solely on his outside jumper. Roy expressed concern over his lack of ability to get to the free throw line where he has attempted just two FTs all season long (and those were appointed attempts after a technical foul).
Bullock needs to create his own offense, put the ball on the floor and get to the line himself. Thus far only the big men have been reliable scorers and the rest of the perimeter players have been cold offensively. Bullock is a terrific shooter and the Heels need him to be that but if they are going to live up to their #11 national ranking he needs to become a star and he can’t do that by simply being a jump shooter and transition scorer.