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

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Cam Johnson breaks the UNC single-game record for three pointers made (8).

North Carolina fans know firsthand how great of a shooter Cam Johnson is. It was less than a year ago when he nailed six threes against the Heels in the Dean Dome.

When Johnson announced he was transferring, Tar Heel fans started salivating at the fact that UNC could get him. They had the perfect opportunity to replace former three-point marksman Justin Jackson.

So Roy Williams went out and got him, but it did not come without any issues. There was a big fight about Johnson being released from Pittsburgh, but nonetheless he’s in Chapel Hill now.

Johnson possesses a rare combination of range and accuracy. He was hitting three-pointers from a few steps inside of the coaches’ box last year!

But to go with that ability, the three-pointer is much more prominent in today’s game. Johnson is going to shoot close to six threes per game, and probably more on most nights.

There will be a night this season when he has his shot working, and he takes 10-plus threes. And who knows, maybe he is really feeling it, and he hits nine out of 13 or 14 to break the record.

Johnson is a lights out three-point shooter, and Tar Heel fans should not be surprised when he breaks that record.