Postseason report card for the 2023-2024 UNC basketball program

Now that the 2023-2024 college basketball season is complete, we provide our postseason report card for the UNC basketball program.
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Jalen Washington. B. . . Jalen Washington

As was the case when we graded him at the midway point, minutes at his position were tough to come by.

It's obviously no knock against Washington, it's just that Armando Bacot saw a lot of playing time (and rightly so).

Hubert Davis used Washington in spurts, providing as much rest to Bacot as possible. Washington was rather effective shooting the basketball this season, as he connected on 70.1% of his attempts this season.

His attempts were limited, as he only took 77 shots all season, but the positive news is that the majority of those he connected on. It's exactly what the UNC basketball program needed him to do.

Defensively, Washington was essentially limited when the opposing team featured a bigger/stronger big. He had his fair share of struggles sizing up bigger players, as his goal this offseason should be to add some additional weight to be able to handle the physical aspect of his position moving forward.

North Carolina will likely look to add another big via the transfer portal, but Washington is a guy who could see extended playing time heading into his junior season.