An early entry candidate for the 2005 NBA Draft.
Career Highlights: Ranks 14th all-time at Carolina with 1,721 career points and tied for second with 221 career three-point field goals made. Made at least one three-pointer in 46 of his last 48 games, including a string of 30 straight.
Junior (2004-05): NCAA Final Four All-Tournament Team and Syracuse Regional All-Tournament pick after helping lead Carolina to the NCAA title. All-ACC Third Team selection and NABC All-America Third Team choice. Averaged 17.0 points on 36-of-74 shooting in the six NCAA Tournament wins, including 15-of-30 from three-point range. Ranked eighth in the ACC in scoring (16.0 ppg), seventh in field goal percentage (.489) and fourth in three-point percentage (.722). Scored in double figures in 29 of 33 games on the season, including 20-plus points seven times.
Sophomore (2003-04): Leading vote-getter on the All-ACC First Team after leading the conference in scoring (20.0 ppg), the first time a UNC sophomore has ever led the ACC in that category. Also finished first in the league in field goals made (216), second in three-point percentage (.408), third in field goal percentage (.489), fourth in three-pointers per game (2.6) and seventh in steals (1.8 spg). Scored in double figures in 27 games, including 17 contests with 20-plus points. Scored a career-high 31 points at Georgia Tech. Tied the UNC single-game record with eight three-pointers en route to 30 points in a victory over Clemson.
Freshman (2002-03): All-ACC Freshman Team and All-ACC Honorable Mention. Finished seventh in the ACC in scoring (17.0 ppg), fourth in field goal percentage (.491) and fifth in three-point percentage (.414). Set the UNC freshman record with 16.7 ppg and finished second all-time on the freshman chart with 594 points. Scored in double figures and made at least one three-pointer in 31 games. Scored 20-plus points in 12 games, more than any other freshman in UNC history. Scored 28 points in the season opener vs. Penn State. Led all players with 25 points in win over No. 2 Kansas. Earned MVP honors at the Preseason NIT after scoring 18 points vs. Stanford in the championship game.
Strengths: Gifted offensive player who can score in a variety of ways. Has excellent range on his jumpshot, but isn’t afraid to take it strong to the basket. Plays with a bit of a chip on his shoulder.
Personal: Son of James McCants and Brenda Muckelvene.