DURHAM, NC - FEBRUARY 09: Kenny Williams #24 of the North Carolina Tar Heels and Luke Kennard #5 of the Duke Blue Devils go after a loose ball during their game at Cameron Indoor Stadium on February 9, 2017 in Durham, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Final Four contender gets back key contributor ahead of season opener

They should be expected to go far in March.

North Carolina won the National Championship this past season and they did it without one of their spot up shooters in Kenny Williams. He was injured in practice in February and missed the rest of the season after undergoing surgery. However, he has been cleared to resume basketball activities according to FanRag Sports.

Williams will join Joel Berry II, Brandon Robinson, Cameron Johnson  and Seventh Woods in the backcourt for the Tar Heels this season as they try to repeat as national champs. The 6-foot-4, 185-pound guard started 22 games last season for the Tar Heels. He averaged 6.2 points and 3.3 rebounds per game in 23.7 minutes of action, shooting 41.7 percent from the field and 33.8 percent from 3-point range.

UNC starts it season on Oct. 27 with an exhibition game against Barton College and then starts the regular with a tilt against Northern Iowa on Nov. 10.