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The North Carolina Tar Heels are in perfect position to take back their ACC crown in 2013-14.
With a favorable schedule and their main competition losing tons of talent, the five-time national champions are primed to improve upon last season after not living up to early expectations.
While there are certainly other teams that can pose a threat to the Tar Heels, the returning experience that they have will play a huge factor as to why they will return to their rightful place among the ACC elite.
Now that the Andrew Wiggins saga is over, we can finally focus on the current strengths and weaknesses of North Carolina’s 2013-14 team.
At this point in the offseason, there are a lot of questions floating around UNC about how much some of these players will develop. So it is still a little tough to accurately gauge where this particular group of Tar Heels will stand come November.
Harrison Barnes who finished sixth in Rookie of the Year polling qualified for the NBA All-Rookie First Team. Barnes was drafted by Golden State last year and has found some very early success in the NBA. He is averaging 9.2 points per game, 1.2 assists per game, and 4.1 rebounds per game.
The second Tar Heels to earn this honor was Tyler Zeller who was named to the NBA All-Rookie’s Second Team roster. Zeller has begun his professional career with the Cleveland Cavaliers. This season he is averaging 7.9 points per game, 5.7 rebounds per game, and 1.2 assists per game.