UNC Basketball: Tar Heels’ Biggest Reasons for Optimism in 2016-17

May 26, 2016

The 2016-17 season was supposed to be a down year for North Carolina, but all of a sudden, this is a team that should once again be one of the best in college basketball.

Despite losing key players such as Marcus Paige and Brice Johnson, the Tar Heels won’t be rebuilding as many initially anticipated. Instead, the squad that lost the national championship on a buzzer-beater will be back in contention and a team to beat both in the ACC and nationally.

With talent, depth and a proven head coach in Roy Williams, there are plenty of reasons for fans to be excited in Chapel Hill, even if teams such as Duke and Kentucky have stolen much of the headlines this offseason.

If you are still hesitant, here are some reasons to be optimistic going forward.

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