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Sophomore James Michael McAdoo is the team’s leading scorer (15 ppg) at the other post position, but he prefers to play facing the goal, not with his back to the basket. He’s not a physical, big-bodied traditional power player like UNC has had in past seasons, but with James in the lineup beside him, he doesn’t necessarily have to be.
“If you have Joel in the game, that means James Michael doesn’t have to guard a big guy,’’ Director of Basketball Operations Joe Holladay said. "... Let’s say you play Brice and James Michael together. Well, one of them’s going to take a beating, because they’ve got a bruiser on the other side, once we get to the ACC, so it might affect one or the other. So I don’t mind Joel being down there low, even though he’s not a point a minute like Brice.”