UNC Basketball: 2015-16 Projected Starting Lineup

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Point Guard: Joel Berry
Backup: Nate Britt

In this projected lineup, let’s assume that Marcus Paige will leave for the NBA after his junior season. That leaves a vacancy at the point guard position and either the junior Nate Britt or the sophomore Joel Berry to start in his place.

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Berry gets the start in this lineup because he has a higher ceiling offensively and projects to be playing at a much higher level 16 months from now than Britt will. To me, Nate Britt is a Bobby Frasor type- a solid ball handler and veteran leader off the bench. Berry could develop into a Ty Lawson speedster and passer at the point, and is the perfect match for the new lineup UNC will be rolling out to start the 2014-15 season.

Mar 23, 2014; San Antonio, TX, USA; North Carolina Tar Heels guard Nate Britt (0) dribbles during the game against the Iowa State Cyclones in the third round of the 2014 NCAA Tournament at AT&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports