Sophomore Jonathan Holmes and freshmen Adam Boone and Brian Morrison are all competing for the starting spot.
Even scoring machine Joseph Forte is a possibility - although a remote one - for the position.
But after the annual Blue-White game Saturday, UNC coach Matt Doherty might want to put another name on the list: Brendan Haywood.
Haywood handed out six assists to go with his 22 points and seven rebounds as he led the White team to a 77-66 victory in front of a crowd of 10,225 at the Smith Center.
"Just call me Magic Haywood," the 7-foot center said, suggesting a comparison to his favorite childhood player.
Just as Earvin Johnson used to do, Haywood got the ball inside and then kicked it out to open shooters once the double-team arrived. Holmes and Max Owens each hit
3-pointers in the first half on passes from Haywood as the White team raced out to a 32-13 lead.
Juniors Brian Bersticker and Jason Capel gave Haywood plenty of help up front. Capel tallied 14 points and eight rebounds, and Bersticker contributed eight points and game-high totals with 10 boards and six blocks.
The strong post play - the frontcourt starters on the White team outscored their Blue counterparts 44-30 - enabled the White team to pull away. The team's advantage grew to 20 at 41-21 after Capel's breakaway dunk 45 seconds before halftime.