Earlier this afternoon, star UNC forward declared himself eligible for the NBA Draft later this spring. McAdoo will not be returning to Chapel Hill next year for what would have been his senior season. The forward from Norfolk, Virginia averaged 14 points and seven rebounds in his Junior season and left Carolina having played over 2500 minutes in his career.
Here are some of the reactions from around the Twitterverse to the news of James Michael McAdoo’s early departure.
James Michael McAdoo is like Nick Johnson,both will be 2nd rounders, would be better off staying to try and get to a Final Four
— Doug Gottlieb (@GottliebShow) April 3, 2014
S/O to my bro James Michael McAdoo on pursuing his dream of playing in the NBA! I wish him the best of luck on everything! #TarheelNation
— Joel Berry II (@JoelBerryII) April 3, 2014
James Michael McAdoo will be joining PJ Hairston in the 2014 #NBADraft. Good move. The rest of his development needs to be in the NBA
— Rollin Yeatts (@TSBRollin) April 3, 2014
Shocked he’s going at this point, but happy for James Michael McAdoo. Hope he gets paid.
— JP (@Joey_Powell) April 3, 2014
— Mike Higgs (@mikewhiggs) April 3, 2014
@KeepingItHeel only should’ve had him for a year. We were fortunate to have him 3. Happy for him and hope the best for him.
— Kyle Renn (@HeelsRenn) April 3, 2014
James Michael Mcadoo made the worst decision, he’s no where near NBA ready and isn’t even projected to be a first round pick.
— Max Miller™ (@mmiller62810) April 3, 2014
— Lauren (@Launyharrison) April 3, 2014
It will be interesting to see what type of player McAdoo in the NBA. Years ago he may have been compared to potential candidate for MVP Blake Griffin, but now he will most likely need a few years of development to even have a chance to be a regular NBA starter.