#43 James Michael McAdoo | F

Hometown: Norfolk, VA

Height: 6'9"

Weight: 230

Position: Power Forward

Team: UNC

Class: Junior


Right-handed… McAdoo has that "old-school" feel to his game- he is extremely skilled and fundamentally sound for a player of his age; overall, he just has a great feel for the game and makes it look easy… In the low blocks, McAdoo works hard to get into scoring position, using his quickness to beat his man up the court, or re-positioning himself every time the ball is swung on the perimeter. He has great, soft hands and can score using either hand around the rim. He uses a combination of his footwork and quickness like a drop-step, or up-and-under at the basket. To make McAdoo more dangerous, he is developed a face-up, mid-range game- as he continues to fine-tune his form, he will be able to knock down these shots to pull his defender away from the rim and can use his quickness to beat his man off of the dribble… McAdoo has a great motor and is a high-energy player, which makes him a force on the boards and can create havoc in the defensive paint…

McAdoo is still a work in progress away from the basket; he needs to continue to put up shots, develop more confidence in his jumper and also his ability to put the ball on the floor. He has yet to develop the skills or poise when handling the ball on the perimeter and if pressured, he has a tendency to throw the ball away… When spotting up in the mid-range, McAdoo's footwork and rhythm are inconsistent where he continues to think about how his feet should be set-up which allows his defender to close-out or recover or he will catch the ball and travel at times… He needs to continue to develop his body and add strength to his frame, which will allow him to bang down low and be more physical… McAdoo is slightly undersized for the position, but has some decent length to make up for his height…
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Notes: McAdoo's father, Ronnie, played college basketball at Old Dominion. Nephew of Hall of Fame forward Bob McAdoo.