What a job Roy Williams is doing with this program. Everyone praises Dean Smith as they should as he built the greatest program ever in UNC. The culture the environment etc. But if you measure just coaching and recruiting coach Williams is 2nd to none.
The team got crushed today in the coaches vs cancer finals vs Syracuse and will not repeat as champions. This will be a #2-#3 seed at best elite 8 team. With the recruiting classes coming in over the next 2 years this team will be back to the final 4 contending for a title next season.
Currently the team is lacking a dominate PG which is vital to the teams success as they rely so much on the fast break. They are also missing outside shooting and a dominate wing man. there are several young players that will get much better including
all those guys except Davis and Hensen are 4 year players and I expect Hensen to play 3 and Davis to play 3.
Next years recruting class has 3 5 star players including the #1 player in the nation Harrison Barnes who says he wants to play 3 years and will provide a dominate wing man that scouts are calling the best HS prospect since L.James.
Also the team gets SG R.Bullock and PG K.Marshall and is still in the running for yet another big man in CJ Leslie
2011 will welcome PF Macadoo #1 junior in HS nation right now and PG PJ Harrison who is ranked very highly among PGs. Potentially in 2 years this team could have some serious depth and post one of the best teams in school history.
K.Marshall, PJ Harrison, L.Drew
J.Henson, H.Barnes, R.Bullock, D.Strickland, L.Mcdonald, J.Watts
E.Davis, Macadoo, T.Zeller, D.Wear, T.Wear and possibly CJ Leslie and C.Zeller who are being recruited for the 2010/2011 classes.
[ Edited by matt49er on Nov 20, 2009 at 8:50 PM ]