The Sporting News ranks North Carolina No. 21 in their preseason rankings.
Forte is the only player in UNC's storied history to lead the team in scoring as a freshman, and North Carolina would like to keep it that way. It's possible that Doherty could start three freshmen -- Jawad Williams, Jackie Manuel and Melvin Scott -- by midseason. This could turn out to be a productive trio, but counting on all three youngsters to provide consistent production would be foolish.