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Zeller, Henson returning to UNC; Barnes next?

Posted on: April 6, 2011 4:25 pm
Edited on: April 6, 2011 4:44 pm
 
Tyler Zeller and John Henson have decided to pass on early entry into the NBA Draft and return to North Carolina next season, coach Roy Williams announced Wednesday.

"John and Tyler certainly considered their options, but in the end it came down to how much they enjoyed not only college basketball, but being part of the collegiate experience both on and off the court," Williams said. "I spoke to about 10 NBA teams on their behalf and gave them that information, but their individual decisions are less about the NBA and more about what they wanted to do right now and the experiences they are enjoying."

Williams said Harrison Barnes is still weighing his options.

The freshman wing is a projected top five pick.

"Harrison is not as far along in his decision-making process as were Tyler and John," Williams said. "I am still gathering information on him from NBA teams and hope to provide him with all of that information by the end of next week."

Zeller averaged 15.7 points and 7.2 rebounds last season while Henson averaged 11.7 points and 10.1 rebounds.

They helped North Carolina win the ACC and make the Elite Eight of the NCAA tournament.

Comments

Since: Mar 31, 2009
Posted on: April 7, 2011 12:04 pm
 

Zeller, Henson returning to UNC; Barnes next?

That is insane that these guys are coming back, they would all be in the top 10 or 12 picks. Barnes would be the overall number 1. This probably insures that the UK guys will leave since the draft is going to be very weak without these 3 in it. Isnt the Ohio St guy staying as well? Wow will be the weakest draft in history! Im guessing that UK and KU will be retooling next year again.



Since: Dec 4, 2008
Posted on: April 7, 2011 8:51 am
 

Zeller, Henson returning to UNC; Barnes next?

Yesssssssssss... that is great to hear indeed!!!  I really think both of them will benefit from it......especially Henson!!!  I don't know, but part of me really thinks Barnes will be back too!  I think he wants to win a national championship badly!!  At any rate, Go Heels!!!
Oh yeahhhhhhh i almost forgot..... @jed.. PLEASE STFU!!!! Did you even watch the tournament?!



Since: Mar 16, 2008
Posted on: April 7, 2011 1:08 am
 

Zeller, Henson returning to UNC; Barnes next?

First of all I'm thrilled that Henson & Zeller are coming back!  I think this will benefit them much more in the future than any $ figure could.  I love this team, in 2010-2011 They brought true suspense & determination to an all time high.  
On another note, I think many people on here doubt Harrison Barnes character.  Sure millions of dollars has a draw to it, but I see much more substance than that.  I think he will be back.  I could be wrong, but he truly seems to have a love of the game that I haven't seen in some time.  Not to mention he is one of the fiercest competitors that I have ever seen.



Since: Apr 4, 2011
Posted on: April 6, 2011 10:11 pm
 

Zeller, Henson returning to UNC; Barnes next?

Wow!! Look out DUKE!! UNC is going to be tough again....Barnes is probably gone though, he's gonna be a stud in the NBA.



Since: Oct 8, 2010
Posted on: April 6, 2011 9:49 pm
 

Zeller, Henson returning to UNC; Barnes next?

As for the Tarholes.....keep dreaming about all that 5 star talent you've recruited that hasn't come CLOSE to living up to their ratings.   Barnes is the ONLY one who has proved himself worthy of that rating.   The rest are underacheivers - every single one of them with the exception of Zeller who plays above his rating, but only because of his size.   You can talk until you are Crapolina blue in the face or until Roy starts tearing up again at next year's post game tournament loss.....they aren't going to make it, but you go on drinking that Kool-Aid.
Really?  What about Tyler Hansbrough?  Ray Felton?  Ty Lawson? If I am not mistaken Zeller averaged a double-double in the NCAA tournament.  Where was Oklahoma or Georgetown? Sitting at home. 



Since: Oct 8, 2010
Posted on: April 6, 2011 9:46 pm
 

Zeller, Henson returning to UNC; Barnes next?

@Jed...Really?  This is coming from a Pats fan where Tom Brady charges around 50K for appearances?  And you are talking about someone else's grammar and punctuation when you put comeback like..come back.  You have .... very very run on sentences and sentence that don't have full subject. 





Since: Oct 14, 2007
Posted on: April 6, 2011 9:06 pm
 

Zeller, Henson returning to UNC; Barnes next?

Yeah, right cster.....whatever you say.   Critique your own linguistic talents before pitching shit at others.   Learn how to spell then come back and play with the big boys. 

As for the Tarholes.....keep dreaming about all that 5 star talent you've recruited that hasn't come CLOSE to living up to their ratings.   Barnes is the ONLY one who has proved himself worthy of that rating.   The rest are underacheivers - every single one of them with the exception of Zeller who plays above his rating, but only because of his size.   You can talk until you are Crapolina blue in the face or until Roy starts tearing up again at next year's post game tournament loss.....they aren't going to make it, but you go on drinking that Kool-Aid.

Oh, speaking of Roy....how the hell can anyone in their right mind respect a guy who tells stories about his Momma ironing extra shirts so she could buy him a coke and THEN (from what I've heard) charge $10k a hour to a radio station for his services?    Looks like there are plenty of nickels to go around now.



Since: Oct 8, 2010
Posted on: April 6, 2011 9:03 pm
 

Zeller, Henson returning to UNC; Barnes next?

@Jed...fellows he must be a Kitty Kat NC State fan.  Poor fella he just struggling with his sports right now.  It is okay, maybe in the future NCSU will not just settled for anything.

I wish Roy Williams could give the same pitch to Kentucky players as he does UNC players, and they say Calipari is a care salesman !!!

How does he get first round and lottery picks to come back year after year??

I know Calipari would not let Demarcus Cousins come back when he wanted to, which i think is the right thing to do, got to let these kids make millions!
The right thing to do?  I think staying in college benefits everyone.  Remember Joseph Forte?  He was a stud bound for NBA greatness, I don't even think he plays anymore anywhere.  The millions will wait.  People put too much hype on the NBA, saying, "oh what if you this and that."  That is junk.  Kyrie Irving even made that point this year.  I just don't buy.  Staying in college and enjoying being a kid is more important than making millions at the age of 19.  No matter what Harrison does the cash will be waiting when he is ready.



Since: Oct 26, 2010
Posted on: April 6, 2011 8:37 pm
 

preseason #1

if barnes comes back they will be preseason #1 and along with marshall at point favs for the championship. even with out him the have a strong recruiting class coming in.



Since: Jan 19, 2008
Posted on: April 6, 2011 8:06 pm
 

Zeller, Henson returning to UNC; Barnes next?

I don't really understand Irving leaving since there is no CBA.  I guess Knight and Jones will leave, although Knight is a good student as is Barnes.  If Barnes comes back, I think UNC will be preseason no 1.


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