Game Plan: North Carolina

UNC has outscored foes all year, but can it maintain its defensive focus?

Originally Published: April 3, 2009
By John Carroll | Scouts Inc.

The pressure has been building all season for the North Carolina Tar Heels to reach this point. They are the most talented and complete team in college basketball with a tremendous point guard and wing players who can create for themselves or shoot from the perimeter. The Tar Heels have four big men who can post, score and rebound. They have depth, experience and a coach who has won a national championship. And if they can maintain their focus for two more games, Roy Williams and Co. could hang another banner in Chapel Hill.

John Carroll

Scouts, Basketball Recruiting
John Carroll joined Scouts Inc. after nine years as an NBA coach, including a seven-year tenure with the Boston Celtics that concluded with a four-month stint as interim head coach in 2003-04. Before joining the NBA, Carroll spent six years as head coach at Duquesne University and seven years at Seton Hall as an assistant to head coach P.J. Carlesimo.