James Michael McAdoo has played his last game for North Carolina. The 6’9, 230lb junior will forgo his senior season to enter the NBA Draft according to a UNC release.
"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,” McAdoo said in the statement.
“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."
McAdoo was named second-team All-ACC in both his sophomore and junior seasons. The Norfolk, Va. native averaged 11.4 points and 5.9 rebounds, including 14.2 points and 6.8 rebounds in 2013-14. North Carolina went 81-27 during his three seasons.
Head coach Roy Williams said he supports McAdoo’s decision.
"He's a wonderful kid who has been a very dependable player and one of the top players in the ACC the past two seasons. Everyone connected to our program has enjoyed getting to know him. He's been extremely important to North Carolina Basketball and Roy Williams.”