North Carolina trio to enter NBA draft
University announces decisions from Barnes, Henson, Marshall
North Carolina underclassmen Harrison Barnes, John Henson and Kendall Marshall will enter the NBA draft.
The school announced their departures in a statement Thursday afternoon.
In the statement, coach Roy Williams says he is happy the three are pursuing their goals of playing in the NBA, but sad “because I won’t get to coach them again.”
Barnes, a 6-foot-8 sophomore, averaged about 17 points to lead the team. Henson, a 6-11 junior, averaged about 14 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks.
Marshall, a 6-4 sophomore, won the Cousy Award presented to the nation’s top college point guard earlier on Thursday.
Marshall set the ACC’s single-season assists record. He missed the last two NCAA tournament games after breaking his right wrist.
The Tar Heels (32-6) lost to Kansas in a regional final.