ICTV: Joel Berry Ready to Make Plays

Joel Berry's strides have made him a prime contender for the starting point guard spot.

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Joel Berry's play greatly improved towards the end of last season and he expects to start 2015-16 by building on that momentum. 

In what areas does he expect to be a better player as a sophomore?

"Just being confident with the ball, making the play, not taking so long to see something, being able to be adjusted to the system,” Berry said. “I think that was the biggest thing I was doing: too much thinking last year trying to get everything down. Now I can just go out there and play ball. Now I know the system and now I can just go out there and make plays."

His biggest offseason focus was on his jump shot, an area that saw rapid improvement last season -- Berry hit 50 percent of his three-point attempts in March.

"I've worked this summer to make more shots ... being confident with my shooting," Berry said. "Worked on that a lot this summer and I'm looking to come in and moke some more shots this year."

Considering his play to end last season, and how well he complemented Marcus Paige as a backcourt mate, Berry has a legitimate chance to be UNC's starting point guard for the season opener on Nov. 13. 

It's an opportunity of which he's very much aware.

"That's what I'm working for, coming out here competing every day to try and get that spot," he said.

For the rest of the Media Day interview, watch the above video.

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