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43 - James McAdoo

North Carolina 

  • Birthday: 1/4/93
  • NBA Position: Power Forward
  • Class: Junior
  • Ht: 6-9
  • Wt: 230
  • Hometown: Norfolk, VA
  • High School: Norfolk Christian
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Overall

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NBA Comparison: Mario Bennett

Strengths: Forward with strong athleticism who moves quite well given his size … Has nice touch close to the basket, and is able to withstand contact … Lateral quickness for his size is not bad, has experience defending both forward spots and played almost every position in the front court over the past two seasons … Improved his vision as a passer over the last three seasons … Nearly cut his turnovers in half from his sophomore to his junior year with only a slight drop in USG% … Showed potential defensively with increased awareness and activity, was able to stay on the floor even if he was struggling to find his offense because of his value as a defender … Good steal percentage shows his activity level on defense, tends to be a good sign as far as adapting to the NBA … Shooting form does not appear to be broken, fairly high release and has some potential to improve with increased confidence and repetitions … Among nations leaders in FT attempts, got to the line 7.6 times per game as a junior … Able to use quickness to score near the hoop when he gets the ball in close proximity, hard to stop when he gets touches near the hoop … Improved his FG% every year he was in college … Has experience with Team USA at the youth levels, even winning USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year in 2009, seen as a team player with solid intangibles … Showed some potential as an offensive rebounder … Was able to adapt to having a smaller scoring role without any notable complaining, certainly a sign of being a solid teammate and showing maturity … Noted for his hustle, adept at drawing charges and putting his body on the line … At best when he is being set-up, does not need the ball to score … Not a player who really gets shaken, not too high or too low, which can work to his advantage as far as being seen as a possible professional ... Lost Soul? Lack of focus and confidence really derailed his college career, a team that feels that they can give this to him could resurrect his abilities ...

Weaknesses: Just like what Winston Chirchill said about Russia, McAdoo is "a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma" ... Lack of focus, discipline, motivation puzzled scouts throughout his college career ... Very limited shooting range, next to no long distance ability and was quite ineffective as a midrange shooter … Still has a limited set of post moves, never really blossomed as a back-to-the basket threat … His FT shooting went down every season, was hard to trust in clutch situations as a junior, shot only 53.7% in 2013-14 … His quickness on offense can be seriously negated if he does not make people pay for playing off of him, which has worked quite well and was part of the reason he never lived up to expectations … Despite being considered a top 5-10 player in the 2011 HS Class, never seemed to live up to his billing and was not efficient as a go-to scoring option … Despite improving his FG%, it was still very low for a post player … Struggled mightily as a defensive rebounder, will need to add toughness bulk to develop into a reliable rebounder at the NBA level … Has huge/strong arms but never seemed to enjoy getting nasty inside and utilizing his gifts ... Was in foul trouble quite a bit, defensive foot work will still need work … Can be passive at times on offense, had difficulty establishing post position and is not a great ball handler in tight space … Still only average size for a PF, has struggled with length and will have some match-up difficulties with bigger players … Will be questions as to lack of skill progression over his time in college, never managed to get his playing production and efficiency close to where it was projected with his combination of size, athleticism and basketball pedigree ...

Notes: Full name is James Michael Ray McAdoo, goes by “James Michael” since entering college … Two time gold medalist for the United States at the 2009 U16 FIBA Americas and 2010 U17 World Championships, named USA Basketball’s 2009 Male Athlete of the Year … In 2011 was Co-MVP of both the McDonald's All-American game and the Jordan Brand Classic as well as a participant in the Nike Hoop Summit ... Distant cousin of Bob McAdoo is a former NBA MVP, who won two championships and averaged 22.1 points and 9.4 rebounds a game over a 14 year career ... Measured 6'9 (in shoes) 226 lbs, with a 7'1 wingspan at the 2011 Amare Stoudemire Skills Academy … At one time considered graduating high school a year early to join the Tar Heels in 2010 ... 2nd Team All-ACC by media and coaches during sophomore season, also selected to the 2nd Team by media as a junior, while coaches put him on the 3rd Team … Became 69th Tar Heel to score 1,000 points in his career, finished with 1,232 points (11.4 ppg) and 640 rebounds (5.9 rpg) … Despite not having lived up to really high expectations coming out of high school, still has some ability and athleticism for his size that could give him a role at the next level … Was a potential lottery pick after his freshman season but elected to return to college and was never able to recapture that hype ...

Micahel Visenberg 5/27/14

Strengths: Smooth forward with potential ... Great athlete with excellent run/jump ability ... Big frame that should continue to fill out quite nicely ... Strong finisher in the paint, due to length and body-control ... Aggressive rebounder who attacks the glass on both ends of the floor ... 7'1" wingspan and solid anticipation make him a threat as a shot-blocker ... Impressive outside shooting ability... High release point and developing range ... Outstanding skill-level all around ... Understands how to play in the post... Makes quick, confident and decisive moves with the ball around the basket ... Whether he's near the rim or on the perimeter, he finds ways to create space for himself ... Comfortable ball-handler, showing the ability to take a defensive rebound coast-to-coast by himself ... Runs the floor well with or without the ball... Good at drawing contact and getting to the free-throw line ... Wide shoulders help him set good screens … Clutch shooter that is not afraid to make big plays for his team... Unselfish, willing to make the extras pass ... Hard worker with great character ...

Weaknesses: At 6'8 1/2" he only has average size for his natural position at power forward, but does have the potential/skills to transition to the perimeter if he chooses ... Needs polishing and seasoning in developing his already promising ball-handling and passing skills if he wants to be a full-time wing player... Right now he relies on his outstanding natural instincts in the post, but should work on developing a few go-to moves...

Tyler Ingle 5/20/11

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