Larry Drew II Is Likely To Be The Starting Point Guard For The Tarheels

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) -- With Ty Lawson gone to the NBA, Larry Drew II is likely to inherit the starting point guard job for defending national champion North Carolina.

The sophomore played behind Lawson last season, sharing minutes at the point with Bobby Frasor on a veteran-laden team that cruised through the NCAA tournament on the way to a second title in five seasons. Now coach Roy Williams wants to see Drew grow into the role, saying Drew doesn't have to be like Lawson to be successful.

Drew says he spent the offseason working on his shot and conditioning back home in California under the watchful eye of his father, a former NBA player and an assistant coach with the Atlanta Hawks.

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