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Henson, Zeller to return for Heels in 2011-12

Posted April 6, 2011

— North Carolina forwards John Henson and Tyler Zeller will return to college and play basketball for the Tar Heels in 2011-12, the university announced Wednesday.

Henson, a sophomore from Tampa, Fla., and Zeller, a junior from Washington, Ind., were each second-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference selections in 2011.

Freshman forward Harrison Barnes is still reviewing information about the possibility of declaring for the NBA Draft.

"I want to come back to school next year because I enjoy all aspects of being a college student and I truly love being a Tar Heel," said Henson. "We had a fun and successful season, but we all want to improve on what we accomplished. I know at some point I want to play in the NBA, but right now I want to enjoy my college life. My teammates and coaches are great and I want to help them reach the big dreams we all share."

"I came to Carolina because it had the balance of academics and basketball I wanted and it was the best place for me to prepare for life and a career in the NBA," said Zeller. "That's exactly what we have here. I want to finish my college career, compete for championships and graduate on time. That means a lot to my family and me. Plus, I know I can get stronger and improve my all-around game with another year. We had a great season getting to the Elite Eight, but I would like a chance at going out with another title."

"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," head coach Roy 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 at the University of North Carolina.

"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."

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  • douggie64 Apr 9, 12:42 a.m.

    I post this sh!t on here to get a rise from you stinkers! LOL! You all have made my night,... View More

    — Posted by OleRoySwallowsDeansLoad

    Is this yet another alias for paulusgirl??

  • douggie64 Apr 9, 12:41 a.m.

    Dumb move by Henson. He's projected lottery. Hope he has a season ending injury next year, and... View More

    — Posted by OleRoySwallowsDeansLoad

    I'm a State fan, but dang, that's a little harsh. I do like it when opposing teams are able to... View More

    — Posted by The Gooch

    he talked junk to 5'11" Ryan Harrow... he's a foot taller and he was bowing his chest out,... View More

    — Posted by SAC71GOPACK

    Really? That is cute. I suppose you didnt happen to see all of your NCSU players talking trash... View More

    — Posted by jvinson4

    Not to mention that when the Heels came out for warm ups at the RBC, the NCSUX student section flipped them off non stop. The pack fans, just like pacsac, like to dish it out but take offense when it's smacked back to them. THEY are the ones screaming "this is a rivalry game"....bahahahahaha. Hard to find a rivalry when it's been so one sided for so long. And that's not gonna change with this new "coed" coach Yow hired ROFFLMAO

    Current word is that all the mock drafts have taken the Black Falcon off their boards...a good sign he's staying at UNC. The only problem I can even fathom at this point is Roy keeping everyone happy with minutes. Not a bad problem to have after the last couple of years.

  • MECIA80 Apr 8, 3:59 p.m.

    well tell John I only called him a newbie because he obviously doesn't read much on here. I was being sarcastic. Nice of you to stick up for your boy though
    oh damm never mind I get it now. You are telling me what Theo's real name is. Thanks buddy. bpayne

    **Just say no to drugs, before you lose all of your thinking ability**

  • aaronhiller Apr 7, 10:14 p.m.

    thank goodness they are staying and please barnes stay too

  • BobbyLightBlue Apr 7, 3:31 p.m.

    wooohooooo 1 more to go baby

  • prez23062 Apr 7, 1:45 p.m.

    Oh no, expect a few hundred uncalled goaltends again next year.

    — Posted by TruthBKnown Banned Again02

    Losers complain, winners adjust. Either adjust to the "goaltends", or lose.

    — Posted by hi_i_am_wade

    It's impossible to adjust to the officials when they are hell-bent on helping one team win. You... View More

    — Posted by TruthBKnown Banned Again02

    Uh-huh. UNC lost so badly that they made it to the Elite 8. And the ACC refs favor UNC and Duke... View More

    — Posted by hi_i_am_wade

    you might be my favorite poster on here.

  • braves309 Apr 7, 11:48 a.m.

    Look I do not mind all the trash talking and all, but when you wish someone to get hurt that is just plain wrong and you should be ashamed of yourself`s for talking like that. again i do not mind trash talking, just wish some of you would show some respect to everyone and not wish bad on anyone.

  • evadbbat Apr 7, 10:24 a.m.

    Pre-season #1 For Heels. Kyrie takes his bad toe to NBA. State's new coach has a lot of work to do,assuming he can stand Debbie Yow. Looking forward to a run at the title.Go Heels!!!.

  • jvinson4 Apr 7, 10:18 a.m.

    Dumb move by Henson. He's projected lottery. Hope he has a season ending injury next year, and... View More

    — Posted by OleRoySwallowsDeansLoad

    I'm a State fan, but dang, that's a little harsh. I do like it when opposing teams are able to... View More

    — Posted by The Gooch

    he talked junk to 5'11" Ryan Harrow... he's a foot taller and he was bowing his chest out,... View More

    — Posted by SAC71GOPACK

    Really? That is cute. I suppose you didnt happen to see all of your NCSU players talking trash the WHOLE game huh? State fans are the greatest! lol

  • raybachmann Apr 7, 9:40 a.m.

    Dumb move by Henson. He's projected lottery. Hope he has a season ending injury next year, and... View More

    — Posted by OleRoySwallowsDeansLoad

    And I hope Nolan Smith gets t-boned by a drunk driver like Bobby Hurley did, ending his career... View More

    — Posted by MillerB

    As a longtime and die hard Duke fan,I am impressed by these young men for passing up the $$$ for... View More

    — Posted by dworm84

    Thanks ----- A Voice of Reason.

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