Athlon puts Heels hoops at No. 9.

It's hard to overstate the level of optimism in Chapel Hill since Williams' arrival.

"He just gives you confidence right away, just listening to him," Scott says.

It is confidence that used to come merely by putting on the Carolina uniform. But the team Williams inherits doesn't have a player who has played in a single NCAA Tournament game.

This March, that will change.

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