James Michael McAdoo leaving UNC for NBA Draft
The junior Tar Heel is the latest declaration for the pros.
North Carolina is losing James Michael McAdoo.
The university announced Thursday that the 6-foot-9, 230-pound junior forward will bypass one more year of college, opting instead to enter his name into the 2014 NBA Draft. McAdoo was an All-ACC Second Team member this past season.
"I am thankful for everything I have been blessed to experience from my relationships with coach Williams and his staff, to my current and former teammates and to the fact that I am so close to earning my degree from such a great institution," McAdoo said in a statement. "Without a doubt I plan to come back and finish my degree. That is important to me."
McAdoo averaged 14.2 points and 6.8 rebounds this season. North Carolina earned a No. 6 seed and fell in the Round of 32 to Iowa State.
In a statement, Tar Heels coach Roy Williams said he supported McAdoo's decision "100 percent."
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