UNC Men's Basketball Bio
43 James Michael McAdoo
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Final career stats include 1,232 points, 640 rebounds, 132 steals and 16 double-doubles in 108 games • Scored his 1,000th point on 1/20/14 at Virginia, becoming the 69th Tar Heel to reach that mark • Entered the NBA Draft following his junior season, foregoing his final year of eligibility.


2014 Honors

Second-team All-ACC (media)

Third-team All-ACC (coaches)

USBWA All-District



Earned second-team All-ACC honors from the media and a member of the USBWA's All-District III team for the second consecutive year • A third-team All-ACC pick by the coaches • Led UNC this year in rebounding (6.8), was second in scoring (14.2) and third in steals (45) • Scored in double figures 28 times, second-most on the team behind Marcus Paige (29) • Averaged an ACC-leading 7.6 free throw attempts per game (up from 4.8 attempts per game last year) • Made 138 of 257 from the free throw line (.537), including 60 for 123 (.488) in ACC play • The 257 free throw attempts were the most in the ACC and the most by a Tar Heel since Tyler Hansbrough attempted 296 in 34 games in 2009 • Sixth in the ACC in field goal percentage and offensive rebounding, 13th in scoring and 13th in rebounding • Was third in field goal percentage, fourth in offensive rebounding and eighth in rebounding in ACC regular-season games • Had 13 games with two or more steals • UNC's defensive player of the game seven times, third most on the team • Reduced his turnovers from 2.7 per game as a sophomore to 1.4 per game this year • ACC Player of the Week (first career award) for his play vs. Pittsburgh on 2/15.

NCAA Tournament: Scored 13 of his 14 points in the second half in the loss to Iowa State in the NCAA Tournament third round • Was his fifth double-figure scoring effort in eight career NCAA Tourney games • Jumper in the lane with 56 seconds to play gave UNC an 81-78 lead • After Iowa State took an 83-81 lead, he hit two free throws with 15 seconds to play to even the game • Double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds and hit the game-winning free throws with under four seconds to play in UNC's second round NCAA Tournament win over Providence • Had five offensive rebounds (most in nine games, had three offensive boards in the previous four games), including a pair late that led to the Tar Heel victory • With the score tied at 77, he retrieved a Brice Johnson miss and was fouled with 3.5 seconds left • Hit the first free throw, then rebounded his own miss and was fouled again with 1.7 seconds to play • Made another free throw for the game's final point • Was his first career NCAA Tournament double-double • Picked up two fouls in the first 2:48 of the first half but was able to play 10 minutes in the first half and the entire second half.

ACC Highlights: Scored 11 of his 13 points at Duke (including 5 of 6 from the FT line) in the first half but went to the bench with his third foul with 5:15 to play in the first half • Picked up his fourth 52 seconds into the second half and sat out the next eight minutes as Duke extended its lead from six to 16 points Did not have a rebound for the first time this season and only the third time in his collegiate career (not since midway through his freshman season) Led UNC with 14 points and nine rebounds and scored the go-ahead basket with 3:09 to play in UNC's 63-61 win over Notre DameScored 12 of his team-high 15 points in the second half at Virginia Tech and added three assists and three stealsWas 5 for 6 from the floor in the second half vs. the Hokies Made two big plays in overtime at NC State - forced a turnover with 37 seconds to play, then scored to tie the game at 83-all with 29 seconds left in the extra period Had 10 points and 10 rebounds and was UNC's top defender in win over Duke • Basket with 4:24 to play tied the game at 60-all • Fouled out in 13 minutes at Florida State and did not score for the first time since his freshman year • Was just 0 for 2 from the floor in Tallahassee, his fewest attempts of the season • Had scored 18.2 points per game over the previous six contests • Fifth double-double of the year with game highs in points (24) and rebounds (12) against Pitt • Scored six points in the last 4:44, including back-to-back hoops after Panthers went on a 7-0 run to close within 63-61 • Game-high 18 points, eight rebounds and four steals in win at Notre Dame • Did not score a point until 1:23 left in first half, then scored consecutive fields goals to give UNC a 27-23 lead • Scored 14 points and made three steals in the second half against the Irish and made 6 for 6 from the free throw line • That was the first game this year he was perfect from the line • Was UNC's top defensive player and posted a double-double in the win over NC State with 16 points and season-high tying 13 rebounds (and four assists) • Scored 17 points in 18 minutes at Georgia Tech • Played a then-season-low in minutes due to foul trouble in both halves • Made two key free throws with 1:36 to play to help clinch the victory • Sensational performance with 22 points in 9 of 13 shooting from the floor in win over Clemson - had numerous high-energy hustle plays including a pair of slam dunks, a dive on the floor for a rebound and a fast break assist that led to a layup by Leslie McDonald • Also was UNC's top defensive player, helping limit the Tigers to under 35 percent shooting and 18 field goals • Career-high tying four blocks to go with 17 points and six boards in win over Boston College • Had 15 points, a team-high nine rebounds and three steals at Syracuse but was 1 of 6 from the free throw line • Career-high nine offensive boards in loss to Miami.

Pre-ACC Highlights: Second double-double of the season with 23 points, 11 boards and three steals vs. UNCW • Made 11 of 14 from the floor vs. the Seahawks (career highs for field goals and FG%) and was UNC's top defender • Had 19 points, seven rebounds, five assists and four steals in OT win over Davidson • Earned high praise from Kentucky coach John Calipari after leading UNC to 82-77 win over the Cats • Scored 20 points, had five rebounds, a team-high four assists and two steals against Kentucky and played outstanding defense against freshman standout Julius Randle • Made a career-high 12 free throws in 19 attempts vs. UK • Was the first time as a Tar Heel that he led the team in assists in a game • Active game vs. UNCG with 13 points, seven rebounds, two blocks and three steals • Helped Carolina race out to a 16-4 lead with a couple of jump shots, then made several key defensive stops late in the second half to lead UNC to a win at #1 Michigan State • Played solid defense in win over Louisville, especially at top of 3-2 zone helping to limit Cards to 5 of 19 from three-point range in second half • Netted a career-high 27 points and added 13 rebounds (first double-double of the season) in the loss to Belmont • Game-high 21 points and nine rebounds in opener vs. Oakland • Converted 9 of 13 field goals • Sank seven field goals in the opening half, one more than Oakland • Helped UNC build a 58-21 lead at the half.



2012-13 Highlights: Second-team All-ACC (selected by both the media and coaches) and USBWA All-District selection • Second-team all-district by the NABC • Led the Tar Heels in rebounding (7.3) and steals (54) and was second in scoring at 14.4 ppg • Led UNC in scoring until the final game of the season • Was fourth in the ACC in steals, ninth in rebounding, ninth in offensive rebounds and 12th in scoring • Scored 20 or more points five times • Had nine double-doubles • Led UNC in trips to the free throw line (100 for 173) • Scored in double figures in a team-high 32 games • Grabbed nine or more rebounds in 14 games • Won defensive player of the game honors six times, third most on the team • Averaged a team-high 15.8 points in Carolina's 25 wins and 11.3 points in the 11 losses • Shot 50 percent or better from the floor in 13 games • Turned the ball over a team-high 96 times with three or more 17 times. 

2013 NCAA Tournament: Averaged 14.0 points and 5.0 rebounds • Made 11 of 31 shots from the floor (.355) • Scored 17 points and had four rebounds, two assists, two steals and five turnovers in the win over Villanova • Scored 10 first-half points as UNC raced out to an early 20-point advantage • Was 5 for 19 from the floor and had 11 points and four steals against Kansas.

2013 ACC Tournament: Averaged 12.3 points and 5.3 rebounds • Was 16 for 33 from the floor and 5 of 9 from the line • Battled foul trouble for the second straight game, but had 13 points and eight rebounds in win over Maryland in the semifinals • Made two clutch free throws with 2:19 to play to give UNC a 75-70 lead • Scored 12 points (10 in the first half) in a season-low 14 minutes against Florida State in the quarterfinals • Fouled out for just the third time this year • Picked up his second foul midway through the first half and his third just 14 seconds into the second half • Made six of nine shots from the floor.

Regular-Season Highlights: Scored 17 of his game-high 21 points in the first half in home win over Florida State as the Tar Heels raced out to a 46-27 lead at the break • Tied his own personal best with 10 field goals in 15 attempts vs. the Seminoles • Rebounded from three straight games in single figures with a 22-point, 11-rebound, four-steal performance at Georgia Tech • Had 15 points and nine rebounds in the first half in Atlanta • Had nine points, eight rebounds and two steals at Duke • Had a 13-game double-figure scoring strreak end at Miami when he shot 3 for 12 from the floor, did not attempt a free throw and finished with a season-low six points • Had made 15 of 24 from the floor in the previous two games • Scored 20 points against Wake Forest, marking the first time he scored 20 or more in consecutive games • Game-high 22 points and 10 rebounds in win over Virginia Tech, shooting a season-best 8 for 12 from the floor • Had seven defensive rebounds, all in the last 15 minutes - was UNC's defensive player of the game as the Tar Heels held the Hokies to just 60 points • Led Carolina with 17 points and grabbed 10 rebounds at Boston College • Had 13 points and 11 rebounds at NC State, but was in foul trouble after picking up two fouls in the first 1:57 • Had his first ACC double-double with 19 points and 11 rebounds in home win over Maryland • Scored six of his 19 points in the final 10 minutes after the Terps cut a 22-point deficit to 12.

Scored six consecutive points to give UNC a 54-49 lead over UNLV and finished the game with 13 points and nine rebounds • The six-point run came after Vegas took its first and only lead of the game with 14 minutes to play • Had 14 points, nine rebounds and a career-best six steals at Texas • Led all scorers with 19 points and made a career-high nine free throws against East Carolina (was 9 for 10 from the line) • Had 15 points and a game-high 12 rebounds against UAB • Scored 12 of his game-high 18 points in the second half in the win at Long Beach • Had a game-high nine rebounds at Indiana.


Averaged 6.1 points and 3.9 rebounds • Scored in double figures six times with a season-high 17 against Vermont, 15 versus Kansas in the NCAA Tournament and 14 against Nicholls and Maryland • Went 34 for 65 from the floor in the last nine games • Had at least four rebounds in 21 games, including eight of the last 10 • Made his first two collegiate starts in the ACC Tournament • Averaged 10.6 points and 4.9 rebounds in the last seven games.

2012 NCAA Tournament:  Made 18 of 32 from the floor (.563) in UNC’s four games • Had the second-highest field goal percentage on the team in the Tournament behind Kendall Marshall • Led Carolina in scoring with 15 points in 19 minutes against Kansas • Scored 10 first-half points against the Jayhawks, helping force a 47-all tie at the break • Had six points against Ohio, including a steal and slam dunk midway through the second half • Another active game against Creighton as he had nine points, four boards, three blocks and two steals • It was his first game in which he had multiple blocks and steals • Started against Vermont for the third consecutive game and had a season-high 17 points, six rebounds and four steals • Missed his first four shots from the floor, then made 6 of 10 • Also was 5 for 6 from the line and had a highlight-reel slam dunk that gave the Tar Heels a big spark in the first half.

2012 ACC Tournament:  Played extended minutes and made two starts after John Henson suffered a Tournament-ending injury in the first half of the quarterfinal • Played a season-high 29 minutes in relief against Maryland and produced 14 points and eight rebounds – his top ACC output in both categories • Was Carolina’s defensive player of the game vs. the Terps • Made his first start in the semifinal against NC State and scored nine points • Also started in the championship game vs. Florida State and had four points, eight rebounds and a season-high four steals • Averaged 9.0 points and 6.0 rebounds in 28.0 minutes per game in the three games.

2011-12 Regular Season:  Had six points and four rebounds and was UNC’s defensive player of the game in win at Duke • Scored two key baskets – the first on an offensive rebound slam that gave Carolina a 20-5 lead and another offensive rebound and bucket that gave UNC a 15-point lead with 3:02 to play • Played his finest game in conference action in the home win against Virginia as he had nine points, seven rebounds, two steals and an assist in 18 minutes • Played well in the loss to Duke, scoring six points and grabbing three rebounds • Scored nine points and grabbed 10 rebounds in the first five ACC games, then had nine points and six boards in the Jan. 29 win over Georgia Tech • Had seven rebounds in 11 minutes against Boston College • Grabbed a season-high nine rebounds against Monmouth • Posted a season-high 14 points and added seven rebounds against Nicholls • Scored in double figures for the first time with 10 points and grabbed a season-high five rebounds against Mississippi Valley State • Had four points and three rebounds in his collegiate debut against Michigan State.

The 2009 USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year, the youngest player ever to receive that award (other Tar Heels to win that award include Sean May in 2005, Michael Jordan in 1983, 1984 and 1992 and Sam Perkins in 1984) • Averaged 16.8 points, 8.6 rebounds and 2.0 blocks to help Team USA win the gold medal at the 2009 FIBA Americas U16 Championship played in Argentina • In 2010 he won another gold medal after averaging 14.5 points, 7.9 rebounds and 1.9 blocks at the 2010 FIBA U17 World Championship in Germany • Attended Norfolk (Va.) Christian High School, where he played for Coach Michael Allen • Led Norfolk Christian to consecutive state championships and earned Gatorade Player of the Year honors in Virginia in 2010 and 2011 • Averaged 21.6 points and 8.1 rebounds as a senior and 22.5 points and 9.9 rebounds as a junior • First-team USA Today and third-team Parade All-America • Earned co-Most Valuable Player honors at both the McDonald's All-America Game (17 points) in Chicago and the Jordan Brand Classic (26 points, 14 rebounds) in Charlotte • Also played in the Nike Hoop Summit in Portland, Ore. • Scored a career-high 52 points against Peninsula Catholic • Played football (wide receiver/free safety) as a freshman • Honor roll student all four years • Went on a mission trip to Jamaica in 2008 and to Nicaragua in 2010 • Member of the National Honor Society.

Born James Michael Ray McAdoo • Birthday is January 4 • Born in Norfolk, Va. • Son of Ronnie and Janet McAdoo • Both parents played professional basketball overseas • His father is a member of Old Dominion University's Hall of Fame and played professionally in France, Spain and Japan • His sister played basketball at UNC Charlotte • Ronnie McAdoo is a second cousin of former Tar Heel All-America and Naismith Hall of Famer Robert McAdoo •  Majoring in history.

Position: Forward
Height: 6'9"
Weight: 230
Year: Junior
Hometown: Norfolk, Va.
High School: Norfolk Christian
Major: History
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