Midseason report card for the 2023-2024 UNC basketball program

As we've passed the halfway point of the 2023-2024 college basketball season, we provide our midseason report card for the UNC basketball program.

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. . Jalen Washington. Jalen Washington. B

When you have a player like Armando Bacot, there aren't many minutes off the bench to give out in the frontcourt.

However, Washington has done a nice job of embracing his role, as he's provided the UNC basketball program with some timely offensive sparks while also improving as a defender.

Washington's biggest struggle tends to be when he has to defend bigger players. Although he may not be the biggest guy in terms of weight, he tends to make up for it with his length, as he has a great ability to alter shots while protecting the rim.

Coming off some injury history, Washington's role is one that makes a ton of sense. Hubert Davis has utilized him to spell Bacot (or even play the "four" a bit), as he's been a guy who can be relied upon off the bench.