Nov 24, 2013; Uncasville, CT, USA; North Carolina Tar Heels forward James Michael McAdoo (43) and forward Joel James (42) celebrate against the Louisville Cardinals during the second half at Mohegan Sun Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports

Tar Heels' Joel James will likely miss UNC's ACC opener


Joel James, forward for the North Carolina Tar Heels, suffered a sprained MCL a few games ago against Texas, will likely be out of the team’s ACC opener on Sunday against Wake Forest.

From ESPN,

“He did participate in some of our [practice] stuff today, but I think it’s a little bit of a push to try to get him there,” coach Roy Williams said. “I’m not going to say completely, but I don’t think so.”

But James isn’t the only UNC player who is in danger of missing Sunday’s game. Forward Brice Johnson is also at risk, much like James.

“I don’t think it had anything to do with starting for Brice. I think he was just in a little bit of a funk,” Williams said. “… I could very easily start Brice again [Sunday].”

North Carolina may be just fine on Sunday without James and even Johnson, but extra players that are healthy means extra depth, and extra depth is always nice, no matter what team you’re talking about.

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  • Alex Hoefer

    Brice is in no danger of missing the gane and you quote from Roy was only about him starting.