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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: Dec 30, 2009
Posted on: April 6, 2011 5:25 pm
 

Zeller, Henson returning to UNC; Barnes next?

Not surprising for Zeller to stay, but I really thought (hoped) Henson would leave.  I can't imagine a scenario where Barnes stays, unless the NBA ends up with a work stoppage.  Same with CJ Leslie at State, I'm pretty sure he is one and done though he could use alot more work.  Barnes is a much better player and farther along in his development.



Since: Mar 22, 2010
Posted on: April 6, 2011 5:06 pm
 

Zeller, Henson returning to UNC; Barnes next?

Here's hoping for a trifecta (sorry Dickie V). If it is, Parrish is going to have to change his 25 + 1 predicts.


Honestly, they should change just with this news alone. I'd take this team without Barnes against UK every day of the week. With Barnes, forget it.



Since: Mar 20, 2007
Posted on: April 6, 2011 4:57 pm
 

Zeller, Henson returning to UNC; Barnes next?

Here's hoping for a trifecta (sorry Dickie V). If it is, Parrish is going to have to change his 25 + 1 predicts.



Since: Aug 11, 2006
Posted on: April 6, 2011 4:50 pm
 

Zeller, Henson returning to UNC; Barnes next?

AWESOME NEWS!!!



Since: Apr 2, 2008
Posted on: April 6, 2011 4:39 pm
 

Zeller, Henson returning to UNC; Barnes next?

2 down 1more.



Since: Mar 22, 2010
Posted on: April 6, 2011 4:31 pm
 

Zeller, Henson returning to UNC; Barnes next?

It is a great day to be a Tar Heel!


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