Our expanded November 2012 issue is completely devoted to Carolina basketball. From the cover photo featuring Dexter Strickland and Leslie McDonald to Jones Angell's back page column on possible standouts for the 2013 Tar Heels, it's packed with must-read insight and history on your favorite college basketball program.
Roy Williams recently announced that freshman Marcus Paige would be the likely starter at point guard for the Tar Heels this season. In one feature, we examine the history of freshman point guards under Williams at Carolina, and provide some voices of experience--Bobby Frasor, Ty Lawson, Raymond Felton and Kendall Marshall--who offer some pointers for Paige in his first season in Chapel Hill. We also spotlight P.J. Hairston's attempt to rebound from a freshman season so disappointing that even his own mother calls it "mediocre."
For the longtime Tar Heel fans, we also have two historical stories. Eric Montross reflects on his role 20 years ago with the college select team that challenged (and on one occasion, defeated) the 1992 American Dream Team. And as Roy Williams enters his tenth season as Carolina's head coach, we look back at the iTunes-less and Tyler Hansbrough-less world in 2003 when he first returned to Chapel Hill.