Mar 21, 2014; San Antonio, TX, USA; North Carolina Tar Heels guard Marcus Paige (5) drives against Providence Friars forward Carson Desrosiers (33) in the first half of a men

Marcus Paiges Announces He Will Return on Twitter

Sophomore Guard Marcus Paige announced on Twitter earlier tonight that he will be returning for his junior season. North Carolina was just coming off its loss to Iowa State in the Round of 32, and Paige could have declared for the NBA Draft if he wanted to. But Paige was excited to get to work and to improve his game this offseason for the next season of Carolina Basketball.

UNC recruit Theo Pinson was happy to hear the news:

Paige responded that he never even thought about leaving:

Finally, Ryan Switzer was also happy to see his fellow UNC Student Athlete return for another year at Carolina.

Paige’s response:

Paige’s return is great news for the 2014-15 UNC Basketball squad. He averaged 17.4 points and 4.3 assists as a sophomore last season. NC State, Duke and the rest of the ACC better watch out for what Paige and the Tar Heels can do next season.

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  • Jacob Crim

    Good for him. Many players could benefit from a third or even fourth year (James Michael). I also think more kids need to make logical choices. I understand taking a ton of money is logical in the short run but at the moment these kids are stars. Marcus I would even say is a super star. When they leave for the NBA the majority of kids are just bench warmers. I would live up what little fame I had as long as possible. Also hoping that James Michael finally has his break out year. Maybe he will be like Sean May and just dominate his last year.

  • Benchwarmer

    Good for him, a good leader for the team. Now how about challenging all the rest of the team to work on their game in the off season (especially foul shooting). If you can’t shoot at least 65-70% from the line you shouldn’t be a starter.