With just a week left before college players must declare their early withdrawal to the NCAA, Keeping It Heel has been busy reading around the internet at mock drafts trying to see where potential future NBA stars from Chapel Hill may land if they enter the draft.
First up for our review is sophomore power forward, James Michael McAdoo. Draft Express has the Chicago Bulls drafting James Michael McAdoo in the first round with their nineteenth overall draft pick.
The 6’9″, 226 pound sophomore nearly left the University of North Carolina last season, but opted to return. After a season that was full of struggles (and yes, many successes too), McAdoo has seen his draft stock slightly tumble down.
McAdoo caught the eyes of NBA scouts after he took over for John Henson last season when Henson was injured during post-season play. After a full year under his belt as a starter, McAdoo may have realize that he just isn’t quite as ready as he may think he is.
McAdoo is one heck of a talented player, but this season gave many scouts a chance to see his flaws. Then again, we all have to remember he played a position he wasn’t recruited to play for the second half of the season.
If any Tar Heel decides to dart for the NBA, expect McAdoo to be the first and hopefully the only one to do so.
When a decision has been made, McAdoo and the university will announce his decision.
Should McAdoo return though, this gives plenty of room for him to return to his normal power forward position. If he returns the UNC lands Andrew Wiggins, it could mean McAdoo returns to center. Only time will tell for McAdoo and his future!