UNC Basketball: Cole Anthony postpones NBA decision amidst COVID-19 pandemic

UNC Basketball freshman Cole Anthony posts a special message regarding the COVID-19 situation and his looming NBA decision

With the 2029-21 college basketball season coming to a quick end sooner than anyone projected, the next live basketball we will get for this level is in November.

Live sports have been shut down from Mid-March until at last the end of April as several leagues have postponed their schedule. While this COVID-19 pandemic has hit the country and sports world hard, there has still been some news to cover regarding college basketball including transfers, NBA decisions and more.

But the decision of a University of North Carolina player has been put on hold.

Freshman point guard Cole Anthony took to social media on Tuesday to update his status and announce that he’s postponing his decision to return or leave for the NBA until further notice due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Anthony posted a special message to his followers about what is going on with the world:

That’s a powerful message from Anthony who is strictly focused on helping in any way that he can and has pushed his NBA decision to the back seat.

It’s very likely that Anthony leaves for the NBA after one season in Chapel Hill as he’s a consensus Top 10 pick for the 2020 NBA Draft. It would be a big shocker to see him return for another year with the Tar Heels. But for now, Anthony is focusing on other things instead of wanting to dominate the headlines. With what Anthony went through this past season with the injury, returning instead of sitting now and now this, it’s tough not to root for the kid.

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