A good point guard is essential

Originally Published: December 28, 2004
By Fran Fraschilla | Special to ESPN Insider
Editor's note: On Wednesday, we'll focus on rebounding and post play with UNC's Sean May.

Let's see. Without Raymond Felton, North Carolina loses at Santa Clara, 77-63, to start the season. With him, the Tar Heels have won nine in a row and are averaging almost 93 points a game in the process.

This is the perfect marriage of a point guard with great quickness and instincts with a coach who wants to apply pressure on both ends of the court. Roy Williams has exactly the game tempo he wants in his second year at North Carolina.

Fran Fraschilla is a college basketball analyst for ESPN. He formerly was the head coach at Manhattan, St. John's and New Mexico.