It’s getting to the end of the year here, and today, we wanted to take some time to share some of our most popular articles of the year. All of these articles, from our different staff members and editors, were popular on the website or on social media. Enjoy, and be sure to comment below on what your favorite Keeping It Heel articles of the year were!
This was a projection of the Tar Heels’ 2015-16 starting lineup after the team lost in the NCAA Tournament back in March.
“However, there are still a lot of uncommitted recruits who would fit in well with this group of two that Carolina already has committed for the 2016-17 basketball season. Here is a look at three of those players. Be sure to comment below with your thoughts about who would complete the Heels’ 2016 recruiting class!”
“The North Carolina Tar Heels will enter the 2015-16 college basketball season as the favorites. That’s in part to the team returning four of its five starters from a Sweet Sixteen team a year ago.
As the Tar Heels look to achieve their goal of bringing another National championship to Chapel Hill, the team is motivated from a pair of losses they suffered last season that they will use as motivation. ESPN’s Andy Katz caught up with junior center Kennedy Meeks as part of his 3-Point Shot series to talk about the upcoming season.”
“They may spell their names differently but make no mistake—Sean and Luke are related on the court. UNC’s newest recruit is a 6’7”, 225 pound power forward who is built much like Sean May was—stocky but surprisingly strong on the block. Both are built like tree trunks. The comparisons don’t stop there, either. Luke Maye throws low post pump fakes, is a phenomenal outlet passer and just flat-out gets buckets, all calling cards of Sean May. Will Luke ever be a human highlight reel? No but he’ll be a bucket machine, much like Sean was.”
“What offseason improvements does the UNC Basketball team have to make to go from a good 2014-15 season to a great 2015-16 one?
The 2014-15 UNC basketball season wasn’t bad. The Heels finished with a 26-12 record and made it to the Sweet Sixteen. Could the Heels have done better? Yes. But with a pretty young team, the results were encouraging. All signs point toward a very good season in 2015-16 for the Heels. Many people, including ESPN’s Eamon Brennan think that UNC can contend for a national title next year. But, obviously, the Heels aren’t there yet. What does Carolina need to do this offseason to give them a chance to cut down the nets next April 4 in Houston?”
ACC Basketball Power Rankings after the ACC-Big 10 Challenge.
“The state of North Carolina represents the college basketball mecca when you consider the powerhouses located there. The current national champion Duke Blue Devils and the North Carolina Tar Heels are the top two basketball programs in the state. Moreover, they are arguably two of the top college basketball programs in the country.”
“The North Carolina Tar Heels currently have one recruit locked up in the 2015 Class, leaving them with some work to do as the High School season continues. Today ESPN released their updated rankings for the 2015 Class and UNC’s lone recruit Luke Maye cracked the top 100.”
“Before the commitment of four star shooting guard Kenny Williams, the 2015-2016 North Carolina Tar Heels were expected to be one of the top teams in the country – now with Kenny in the fold, the Heels may have just landed the final piece to a championship puzzle.”