While the game was ugly for the North Carolina Tar Heels, who lost to Virginia 76-61 on Monday, James Michael McAdoo showed signs of an aggressive McAdoo we’ve once seen before. While the aggression didn’t last all game long, it lasted long enough for James Michael to slam in this monster dunk to score his 1,000th career point.
McAdoo came to North Carolina in 2011 with high expectations. The few minutes he got to play, he showed aggression and power. When John Henson was injured in post season play, McAdoo got a chance to start. He was so impressive in that start, scouts began to think McAdoo could have left for the NBA Draft.
His freshman season he averaged 6.1 points per game and 3.9 rebounds per game in 15.6 minutes per game. However, his sophomore season was another story. He averaged 14.4 points per game, 7.3 rebounds per game, and is shot .578%. He played nearly 30 minutes per game last season and is averaging about the same this season.
This season, numbers are higher in other categories, but have dropped in the other. He is averaging 14.6 points per game, 6.6 rebounds per game, and is shooting .543%. There is still time for McAdoo to improve his numbers and help turn the Tar Heels season around.
However it is January 20th, 2014 that McAdoo will always remember as the day he scored his 1,000th career point at UNC.