North Carolina reserve forward James Michael McAdoo “more than likely” won’t play against Miami on Tuesday night, coach Roy Williams said on his radio show Monday night.
McAdoo, a 6-foot-9 freshman, sprained his left ankle in practice last Wednesday, was doubtful for Saturday’s game against Boston College, but ended up playing 11 minutes and scoring 3 points and pulling down 7 rebounds. UNC, now ranked No. 3, won that game 83-60.
“James Michael played in the game Saturday with a sprained ankle, wasn’t very effective, and the ankle did swell even more on Sunday,’’ Williams said. “So more than likely -- and I said this last week, but he just thought he felt so much better on Saturday -- more than likely I won’t play him tomorrow night.
“And that means [Justin] Watts or Desmond [Hubert] will get a little more time, and we can also slide Harrison [Barnes] down to the 4, and get Reggie[Bullock] and Harrison and P.J. [Hairston] in at the same time as well.”
McAdoo is averaging 6.1 points, 4.1 rebounds and 14.3 minutes this season.
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