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James Michael McAdoo

  • Position: Power Forward
  • Height/Weight: 6-9 / 228
  • Birthdate: 01/04/1993
  • College: North Carolina
Prospect Analysis


  • Good athlete
  • Length (7-1 wingspan)
  • Has a face-up game
  • Can score in the post
  • Good offensive rebounder
  • Capable defender
  • Gets to the free-throw line a lot
  • Competes



  • Free-throw shooting has to improve
  • On the small side for NBA power forward


NBA projection: McAdoo has been projected as a second-round pick.


2013-14 Season

McAdoo earned second-team All-ACC honors from the media and third team by the league’s coaches after helping lead the Tar Heels to a tie for third-place in the league and a trip to the NCAA tournament, where they advanced to the third round. He finished as UNC’s leading rebounder and second-leading scorer.


Key statistics: 14.2 ppg, 6.8 rpg, 1.7 apg, 1.3 spg, 1.4 tpg, 30.1 mpg, .458 FG, .537 FT


Cool statistic: McAdoo attempted 257 free throws in 2013-14, tops in the ACC and the most by a North Carolina player since Tyler Hansbrough’s 296 in 2009.


Reminds me of: George Lynch


What Insiders Say

North Carolina coach Roy Williams

“James Michael is really playing hard. … His effort has been really important to us the last five or six games.”


What Outsiders Say

Clemson coach Brad Brownell

“Physically, we knew that McAdoo would be a problem for us, and he was terrific. When he plays at that level, there are not many guys playing that well. We've played a lot of good teams, and there are not a lot of guys playing at that level he played with tonight, driving it, moving it.”


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North Carolina's James Michael McAdoo has had to live up to his surname for years. The son of Hall of Famer Bob McAdoo, a Heat assistant coach, James Michael McAdoo spent three years at Chapel Hill, and was named a second-team all ACC selection last season, averaging 14.2 points and 6.8 rebounds.


He had several big games for the Heels, going for 20 and 5 against Randle and Kentucky in a December victory, 24 and 12 against Pitt and 16 and 10 in a second round NCAA victory over Providence. He obviously knows how to play, and though he's not going in the first round, he could make sense for a good team looking for competent second-round talent. More>>



-- Profile by Chris Dortch, editor of the Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook. Follow him @cdortch