June 2, 2016
Despite losing a pair of well-established players, North Carolina will head into next season with plenty of veteran talent ready to take the mantle.
Most teams would not be able to recover from the loss of Brice Johnson and Marcus Paige. This tandem has led the Tar Heels for the past three years, putting up impressive numbers in a variety of categories. However, the remaining players know they will need to step up to replace the departed talent.
Unlike other teams relying on freshman unknowns, North Carolina will have proven competitors who are ready to step into the spotlight.
Although we won’t know how the season will turn out until the games are actually played, UNC’s experience makes it a bit easier to predict statistically. Here is a look at projected leaders in key stats for the 2016-17 season.