Two soon to be Tar Heels will be playing in tonight's McDonald's All-American game. ESPN will televise the contest beginning at 10 PM.
SG P.J. Hairston took part in the slam dunk contest and led after the first round but failed to throw down his second dunk ending up 3rd overall(behind second place Duke commit Marshall Plumlee but ahead of other Duke commit Austin Rivers.) Hairston's three dunks are in the video below, skip to the 0:15 second mark to see them.
Hairston was also in the three point contest and led after the first round before finishing second to Kentucky commit Kyle Wiltjer. Yes, Kentucky beat UNC with the the three point shot twice in one week. While the contests mean very little(Ronald Curry won the dunk contest when he was a McDonald's All-American) you do realize Hairston is extremely athletic and will give UNC another high flying guard alongside Dexter Strickland. Also, if he can come in and shoot the ball in the mid-30% range as a freshman it will help in a major way.
The other Tar Heel suiting up this evening is James McAdoo. McAdoo is a 6-8 power forward with a great all-around game. If UNC returns everyone, McAdoo will slip into Justin Knox's slot and be an instant upgrade since his offensive skills are better. McAdoo is already being projected as a high lottery pick in 2012.
Open thread for anyone watching the game and dream what life might be like if everyone returns and UNC adds these two guys to the mix.