UNC's McAdoo to enter 2014 NBA Draft
Posted April 3, 2014
University of North Carolina junior forward James Michael McAdoo will forgo his senior year of college basketball eligibility and enter the 2014 NBA Draft, university officials said Thursday.
McAdoo said he’s grateful for the opportunities he’s had at Carolina and plans to return to finish his bachelor’s degree.
“I just feel I am ready to play at the next level and excited about that challenge. I had chances to go after my freshman and sophomore years but was more excited about coming back to school then,” he said. “Right now, I am excited about fulfilling my dream to play in the NBA and do what I have to do to take that next step.”
The Norfolk, Va., native scored 1,232 points and pulled down 640 rebounds in 108 games as a Tar Heel. He averaged 11.4 points and 5.9 rebounds in his three seasons, including 14.3 points and 7.0 rebounds the last two years as a starter.
He earned second-team All-ACC honors as a sophomore and junior.
This season, McAdoo averaged 14.2 points and 6.8 boards in leading UNC to a 24-10 record, a tie for third place in the ACC regular-season standings and the third round of the NCAA Tournament.