Barnes may have improved in every category, but for all the hype he was a disappointment overall. I can easily see PJ Hairston put up similar numbers as Barnes...or Bullock for that matter which may be who replaces him. Barnes could take over a game, but never did...except for maybe a couple of games his freshman year.
It's great that JMM is returning, but I still see a lot of work to do. Marshall will be missed most, by a mile. Zeller will be the second player we will miss most. Out of everybody I thought that Barnes' production would be the easiest to replace, and I still think that.
I agree 100% with this statement. Replacing Marshall with the passing, Zeller with the touch around the rim and rebounding, and then Henson with the defense are all harder to replace no doubt. I do however feel unc doesn't have anyone on their roster with the talent or skill set that Barnes had. Like I said earlier the kid scared me as a Duke fan because he could completely take over a game, look at the 2nd half of the Duke vs. unc game at unc. The hype killed the kid, he could never live up to it. I mean you called him a disappointment but he had terrific numbers this past year. He had better numbers then Terrance Jones and MKG plus he was 1st team all Acc but unc fans called him disappointing.