Despite his fairly unimpressive stat-line, McDonald displayed a number of impressive tools throughout the game, and at practices during the week. He doesn't really stand out as being great at anything, but has all the tools to become a solid glue guy at the college level.
The guard showed solid ball-handling ability on a nice transition finish at the rim early in the game, and created once more off the dribble later in the second quarter. He's not the quickest guy in the world and seems to play below the rim, but at the same time looks very smooth as an athlete, and knows when to pick his spots to attack the basket. McDonald also shoots the three pointer with good accuracy (based on the practices), but missed all three of his long range attempts in the game. To top it off, he plays unselfishly and seems to have a high basketball IQ.
McDonald has the makings of a strong role player for the Tar Heels, but should contribute from day one on campus. He lacks the ideal size for an NBA 2 guard, but has a strong body and will step in and replace Wayne Ellington quite nicely over time.