Mar 24, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas Jayhawks forward Perry Ellis (34), North Carolina Tar Heels forward James Michael McAdoo (43) and guard P.J. Hairston (15) fight for a rebound in the first half of the game during the third round of the NCAA basketball tournament at the Sprint Center. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Tar Heel Trio Leaning Toward Staying?

Roy Williams spoke with Taylor Zarzour from the Drive in Charlotte regarding North Carolina players James Michael McAdoo, PJ Hairston and Reggie Bullock impending decision on whether to enter the NBA Draft. Williams stated that in his mind they think Hairston, bullock, and McAdoo will stay, “they are enjoying school”, “and want to do more.”

Tar Heel Nation has been looking for some good news this post season and after a second round loss to Kansas the Tar Heels did not need another off season of NBA defections.  One or more of the players could change their mind, but with a  season that featured virtually no marquee wins this group has a lot of unfinished business before leaving for the NBA.


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  • John McLure

    Barnes, Henson, and Marshall all jumped too early – they should be excellent role models for this trio to stay in school….

    • Charles Baker

      Barnes and Henson left right on time. They had no more to prove and neither stock would have risen any higher with another year of school. the only one I feel should have returned is Kendall, and true to form his need to stay another year is materializing now. This group is totally different. Out of the three, there is no clear cut 1st rounder in the group. That fact alone should be a clear decision that they should all return. J Mac would more than likely go at the bottom of the first round, but there is no guarantee. Plus he has the chance to play himself back into the lottery pick talk if he returns for his senior season. pairing him with Hicks would do wonders for his ability to open up the floor and use his athletic ability materialize. The icing on the cake would be if UNC would land Wiggins and could run small ball again with Meeks and Hicks at the 6 and 7 spot, not to mention a solid back up PG. UNC would definitely be in the top 5 coming into 2014. Personally I think that’s wishful thinking. I don’t think Wiggins will chose UNC in the end.

    • Justin Rebar

      I would say Marshall definitely left too early, & Henson wouldnt have hurt himself if he stayed one more year.

  • Dereck Steele

    wow i have no clue what this guy is talking about his comments that Henson and Barnes left too early lol thats just crazy talk. Henson as thin as he is needed to leave esp after his injury late in the season. He made HUGE strides and had a very well rounded off/def game by his junior year so leave b/f u get hurt and Barnes one more year wasn’t gonna make him that much better at all. Now Marshall simply left b/c his stock had gotten so high it was tough to turn down…but 1 more year might have served him better! in the case of PJ, Reg, and JMM its not so clear. JMM for all i care should leave before his stock falls even more. If they are not going to work with him and get him some kind of post play, sure up his dribbling and his jumper then he won’t do UNC or himself any good coming back! As a fan i’d rather PJ and Reg stay anyway but 2 me both of them make more sense to leave that JMM b/c unless he becomes consistent and a REAL threat on offense what’s the point.