As much buzz as there is around him, the relentless pressure is almost entirely self-proclaimed. Sure, the media, coaches and fans see a high ceiling for McNeil, but with what he considers the greatest North Carolina team ever assembled, McNeil sees this as a season where everyone can and should. overcome the hype.
If iron sharpens iron, this could be the sharpest UNC team ever and McNeil is ready to lead from the front if he needs to.
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“If I took 5th or 6th for them in the first year, I’m sure for my coaches and everyone it would be a good season, but as far as I’m concerned, I won’t be smiling until the end of this year if I stand on the top of the podium and nothing else,” McNeil said.
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