ESPNU #5 Recruit: James McAdoo

23 Nov

McAdoo is an “Old School” throw-back that highly skilled and fundamentally sound. He understands the games nuances and takes advantage of positioning and angles to make it look easy. He is an effort guy that disregards his high-profile reputation and just goes to work when the game begins. He has great hands and can finish with either around the basket. He is also an active rebounder that gets to ball outside of his area and excellent shot blocker and erases teammate’s defensive errors. He has developed his face-up game and is transitioning into a blossoming combo-forward.

Although he is rapidly improving his skills away from the basket, he is still a work in progress on the perimeter. He needs to develop more confidence in his ball handling and passing abilities when pressured away from the basket by a smaller/quicker defender. He has a good free-throw stroke, but has yet to display a comfortable rhythm behind the arc (his footwork and shot set-up are inconsistent). A focused effort on developing his body will go a long way; at the next level he will need to carry a few more pounds to bang on the interior.

Bottom Line:
One of the best “pure” basketball players in the 2011 class, McAdoo is going to be a joy for Roy Williams to coach. The Carolina faithful were teased a little when he flirted with finishing high school early and enrolling this fall, but they are sure to learn he is worth the wait.”

Bob McAdoo’s nephew is a certified beast. On top of that he’s from VA
(VA All Day).
Position: Power Forward
6’8″ 216lbs out of Norfolk Christian, Norfolk, VA
College: UNC

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