Who will have the better season next year? I'm going to say Zeller. He has the experience of being a starter for a year while Mcadoo came off the bench and didn't start getting major run until Henson hurt his wrist and in the NCAA tournament. Zeller will be on a much better team, but Mcadoo will be more important to his with a freshman starting at center, or possibly Desmond Hubert. Mcadoo will be the only experienced post player for the Heels. The ACC/Big Ten Challenge will be great with Zeller and Mcadoo squaring off in the Indiana-UNC game. Edge in athleticism to Madoo, but skill and toughness to Zeller.
doesnt Indiana have like their entire team coming back. They also have a good 6'9'' forward that can shoot too so Indiana is going to be better the UNC next year. McAdoo is going to get alot of shots and his limited time this year wouldnt scare me cuz it would be just like Thomas Robinson this year. Thing is, UNC is losing alot of players with PG being one of them. Im siding woth Zeller
Ima say Zeller because of his experience as a starter and his game overall was more advanced then McAdoo's last year. And here's a link saying he's gotten taller, bigger, and better http://www.cbssports.com/collegebasketball/blog/eye-on-college-basketball/19153519/cody-zeller-is-getting-bigger-and-better-according-to-everybody.
With UNC lack of post help next year i think McAdoo can make a case against Zeller if he develops and improves like everyone thinks. The IU vs UNC game should be a good one next year. Some guys get better but still average around the same thing the following year like Henson, Tyler Zeller for Carolina the both improved alot but you really couldnt tell by looking at there stats.(except Zeller rebounded the ball better his sr year). Also Sullinger got better but his stats stayed the same and kinda dipped abit.
So stat wise McAdoo and Zeller may be the around the same range but i would still say Zeller going to have a better year. Unless McAdoo breaks out like a Derrick Williams of Arizona did 2 years ago or Thomas Robinson of this year. Hopefully he does.
People are underestimating UNC's perimeter going into this season. Hairston , Bullock , and McDonald are going to be arguably the most talented rotation in the country at the SG/SF positions. So McAdoo is not going to have to shoulder as much of the load as some may think. I think UNC will be best versed going small in the critical points of games and play McAdoo at the 5 , also IU will be starting Ferrell at point so I don't think UNC having to start a freshmen in Paige will hurt them at all.
As for McAdoo v Zeller , I think the matchup will be a wash and the x factors for both teams will ly on the perimeter in this matchup. Also can UNC guard Watford because while he is soft on the boards he is an excellent shooter for a 6'9 guy and who will UNC put on him because Bullock would give up size to Watford and I don't see any of the other bigs for UNC being able to keep up with him. This game will be much closer than many think. If UNC minimizes IU's 3pt shooting there will be an upset.
Zeller because he is the better basketball player.
Also as a UNC fan I see a more threatening team in UNLV now on our schedule than IU , also think Louisville is better than IU because of the defensive ability. IU is no doubt a top 5 team , but people annointing them #1 I think are not giving some other programs enough credit.
puts on 8-10lbs of muscle to get into the 235-240 range, I don't see anyone being able to keep him off the blocks in college. He already had the best post moves, maybe since Duncan, in the country. Better rebounding and a 12-15 ft jumper and he would make it very difficult for Shabazz or Nerlens to get to the number 1 overall pick. IU will be loaded, however, and he may not have to shoulder as big a load. I see 18-20 ppg, 8-9rb, 1+stl, 1.7 blk with good shooting numbers for him.
6'9 wingspan will keep him from being the first pick , I think I struck a nerve with some of the IU people on here with my comments that I don't see the #1 team in the nation in Bloomington. Don't forget the 33 point beat down Roy put on Tom Crean when he was at Marquette in 2003 in the final four. That Marquette team had Dwayne Wade also along with Steve Novak and Robert Jackson who was a good college basketball player.
6'10" instead of 6'11"? That will keep him from going #1? He's 19 yrs old, and still growing according to the article linked in another post.
The nerve was struck when you said UNLV was a bigger threat than Indiana. Really? Kentucky was so afraid of IU that they cancelled a 26 consecutive year long series just so they wouldn't have to face IU at Rupp.
IU vs UK every year since 1969 (43yrs) cancelled by coach Cal to protect Kentucky's 54 game home winning streak.