UNC Basketball: Five bold predictions for the Tar Heels 2017-18 season

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Garrison Brooks makes the ACC All-Freshman team

After the departure of Tony Bradley, Isaiah Hicks, and Kennedy Meeks, Tar Heel fans were left wondering where their front court production would come from this year.

But early reports out of practice said that Tar Heel freshman Garrison Brooks has all the tools to be a nice contributor.

Brooks, a 6-foot-9 Alabama native, was touted as the Heels’ most polished big man. He possesses a nice back-to-the-basket game, and from the scrimmages, it appears he has great footwork.

The Heels will need one of the three freshman bigs to step up if they are going to make another deep run.

Brooks fills that mold perfectly.

He can allow Roy Williams to play smaller, with him at the five. He can also allow Luke Maye to play out on the perimeter more, a place we know he is effective.

Making the All-Freshman team is a tough task, but Brooks can definitely achieve it.  I expect him to be the best of the three UNC freshmen, and average around 13 points per game.

If the Heels can get that kind of production out of Brooks, they could be on their way to another ACC Championship.