James Michael McAdoo is just a sophomore but he’s established himself as a leader on the North Carolina men’s basketball team.
He was the Tar Heels’ leading scorer and rebounder in both of their games this weekend with a pair of double-doubles.
On Sunday afternoon in UNC’s 80-56 win against Florida Atlantic, McAdoo also led the team by taking three charges.
“He’s doing all the little things and he’s being a leader for us,” freshman point guard Marcus Paige said.
“That’s really big for our team and for our chemistry — to see one of the guys that scores a lot of points and gets a lot of rebounds to also do the little things and help our freshmen out the way he has so far.”
McAdoo followed his 26 point, 14 rebound performance against Gardner Webb on Friday with 19 points and 11 boards Sunday.
And taking charges is something he picked up from a former Tar Heel big man.
“I watched (Tyler) Z(eller) last year do it so well and that’s something that I just try to do to help the team win ball games,” McAdoo said.
After learning from his predecessor, he’s now passing those lessons on to the new guys on this year’s team.