Hicks taking advantage of extra minutes

North Carolina’s starting lineup took a hit earlier this month when center Kennedy Meeks was sidelined with a knee injury. During his absence, multiple Tar Heel big men have seen increased playing time as Roy Williams has looked to fill the void in the frontcourt.

While Joel James has started in Meeks’ place the last four games, another UNC player has really been making his presence felt as a result of additional minutes. Junior forward Isaiah Hicks has seen the floor a lot in the team’s latest four-game stretch, and he’s making the most of that time.