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McAdoo Leaves UNC For NBA Draft

James Michael McAdoo has declared for the 2014 NBA Draft, leaving North Carolina after his junior season.

McAdoo averaged 11.4 points and 5.9 rebounds, including 14.3 points and 7.0 rebounds in two seasons 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.

 "I am thankful to God for the opportunities I have had at Carolina,' says McAdoo. "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. Without a doubt I plan to come back and finish my degree. That is important to me."

Via RealGM Staff Report

Warren, Parker Headline ACC Awards

T.J. Warren has been named ACC Player of the Year by both the coaches and media.

Joining Warren on the All-ACC First Team (media) are Jabari Parker, C.J. Fair, K.J. McDaniels and Marcus Paige. 

On the All-ACC Second Team (media) are Malcolm Brogdon, Tyler Ennis, Rodney Hood, James McAdoo and Lamar Patterson.

Parker also was named ACC Freshman/Rookie of the Year by the media and coaches, while McDaniels received Defensive Player of the Year honors from both voting contingents.

Ennis, Kennedy Meeks, London Perrantes, Devin Wilson joined Parker on both All-Freshman Teams.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Michigan State, UNC, Florida, Texas To Play Three-City Barnstorming Tour In 2018

Michigan State athletic director Mark Hollis has devised a four-team barnstorming event that will include three games over an eight-day period.

Michigan State, North Carolina, Florida and Texas have agreed to play three games, one each in New York City, Chicago and Los Angeles while traveling together on a single chartered airplane in December of 2018.

Hollis said each of the four teams will get a home game against an opponent to be determined later to make this a four-game event and qualify as a multi-team event.

"So many of these kids know each other from AAU and everything else that we felt this would be a great way to travel," Hollis said. "I worked with (ADs) Steve Patterson at Texas, Jeremy Foley at Florida and Bubba Cunnningham at North Carolina on this. They and the head coaches are all excited about the opportunity for the student-athletes."

Via Andy Katz/ESPN

Legends To Claim P.J. Hairston

The Texas Legends will claim P.J. Hairston off waivers.

North Carolina announced on Dec. 20 that he would not seek reinstatement from the NCAA for Hairston.

Hairston led the Tar Heels in scoring last season as a sophomore with 14.6 points a game and made 89 3-pointers.

The Legends are first on the D-League's waiver list. The Dallas Mavericks own the Legends.

Hairston will not be eligible to play in the NBA this season and can file to join the 2014 NBA Draft.

Via Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports

North Carolina Won't Seek Reinstatement For P.J. Hairston

North Carolina will not seek reinstatement for P.J. Hariston.

Roy Williams described the decision as "probably the most difficult and saddest thing I've gone through as a head coach."

Hairston and his family released a statement through an attorney Friday afternoon that said UNC's decision did not sit well with them.

"We are displeased with the University of North Carolina's decision not to submit the necessary paperwork to the NCAA requesting to have P.J. reinstated," the statement said. "This process has been long, and for (it) to end without having a final decision from the governing body is a shame. Ultimately this affects P.J., and his eligibility to play Division 1 colligate (sic) basketball for the remainder of this season, as well as next season."

Hairston had been practicing with UNC and has been on the bench for every home game. Williams previously noted he had been "the most dominating player on the perimeter in practice that I've ever coached."

Via C.L. Brown/ESPN

Dante Exum To Visit Indiana, North Carolina, Kentucky, Michigan, Oregon

Dante Exum is widely expected to declare for the 2014 NBA Draft, but he still intends to setup college visits.

Exum will visit Indiana, North Carolina, Kentucky, Michigan and Oregon.

Exum will be one of the top picks should he declare.

Exum is finishing his senior year of high school in Australia.

Via Jeff Goodman/ESPN

North Carolina Forced To Play McAdoo At Small Forward

North Carolina is shifting James Michael McAdoo to small forward due to limited depth on the wing.

“We don’t have enough wing players right now to play,” Roy Williams said. “We have to get James Michael to spend quite a bit of time at 3.” 

McAdoo has shown he's at his best at power forward playing beside a center that can score in the post.

One NBA scout attending the Tar Heels' win over Louisville said McAdoo was “in no-man’s land” when playing small forward. 

Via C.L. Brown/ESPN

Sources: North Carolina Offers Dante Exum

North Carolina extended a scholarship offer to Dante Exum, multiple sources confirmed.

Exum’s father played for the Tar Heels during the Michael Jordan era.

Exum also has offers from Kentucky, Indiana, SMU, Louisville, LSU and Boise State.

Via Evan Daniels/Scout

Dante Exum Remains Undecided On Attending College

Dante Exum will graduate from high school in Australia in October and is one of the top prospects eligible for the 2014 NBA Draft.

"Schools have been saying I can start in early December and play this season," Exum told ESPN. "But if college is the option, I'll stay in Australia, do workouts with the national team and then go to college next August. Playing this season in college is not an option."

Exum is considering Indiana, North Carolina, Kentucky, Michigan and Oregon.

Via Jeff Goodman/ESPN

Dante Exum '50-50' On Declaring For Draft Or Playing College Basketball

Dante Exum is strongly considering declaring his entry in the 2014 NBA draft.

"I used to be like 90 percent to 10 that I was going to college, but recently they are saying that my stock has risen even more, that I could possibly go top five," said Exum, a native of Australia. “Now it's more of a 50-50 decision."

Exum, a 6-foot-6 point guard who’s being recruited by Indiana, Michigan, Kentucky and North Carolina, among others, admits to being lured by the financial security of the NBA.

"If I'm ready, I'm ready - and the money also appeals,” said Exum. “I always dreamt about being rich as a kid. But my family will always help me make the right decisions throughout the whole process.”

Via Peter Rolfe/Melbourne Herald-Sun (via Scott Phillips/NBCSports)

North Carolina Tar Heels Archives

Andrew Wiggins Commits To Kansas

Andrew Wiggins is widely considered the best high school prospect since LeBron James.

Andrew Wiggins To Make College Decision On Tuesday

Both of Andrew Wiggins' parents attended Florida State and the Seminoles are considered the favorite.

List Of 77 Early Entry Candidates For 2013 NBA Draft

The 2013 NBA Draft has 77 early entry candidates, with 46 players from United States' colleges and 31 internatinoal players.

Wiggins Cancels Home Visits With North Carolina, Kansas, Florida State

Andrew Wiggins had 17 points, nine rebounds and four assists in Saturday's Nike Hoop Summit in Portland.

McAdoo Remaining At North Carolina For Junior Season

NBA executives are concerned about what position James Michael McAdoo will play at the next level.
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