UNC Basketball: 2019-20 season preview for the Tar Heels

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CHAPEL HILL, NORTH CAROLINA – FEBRUARY 23: Head coach Roy Williams of the North Carolina Tar Heels huddles with his starting five during the first half of their game against the Florida State Seminoles at the Dean Smith Center on February 23, 2019 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

The new-look Tar Heels are only returning two of their top-seven rotation players this year. With so many new faces, what should we expect from UNC Basketball in 2019-20?

Summer is over, leaves are finally starting to change colors, coats are getting brought out, baseball season is nearing its end, and political ads keep popping up on TV and on social media. That can only mean one thing:

It’s November, and college basketball is finally back!

The 2019-2020 College Basketball season is here and with that comes the entrance of the 2019-20 North Carolina Tar Heels, a roster full of fresh faces and few holdovers from last season’s squad that was knocked out of the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament.

With six of last year’s top-seven rotation players gone — Coby White, Kenny Williams, Cameron Johnson, Luke Maye, Nassir Little, and Seventh Woods — North Carolina was left to rebuild. Thankfully, after a fruitful spring recruiting session, they did. In a big way.

Five-stars Cole Anthony and Armando Bacot Jr. were joined by four-star Anthony Harris and three-star Jeremiah Francis, along with a pair of highly touted graduate transfers in Christian Keeling and Justin Pierce. They join a roster featuring the lone returning starter in Garrison Brooks, who’s poised for a bigger role as a junior, as well as senior leader Brandon Robinson, a now-healthy Leaky Black, junior shooting guard Andrew Platek, among others.

With UNC Basketball kicking off its season with an ACC opener against Notre Dame on Wednesday, it’s time to look at how the season could shake out.

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