James Michael McAdoo to forgo senior season at UNC, will enter NBA draft

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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — UNC announced Thursday James Michael McAdoo will forgo his senior season at UNC and enter the NBA draft, Inside Carolina is reporting.

“I just feel I am ready to play at the next level and excited about that challenge,” McAdoo said in a statement.

McAdoo said in a statement that he plans to come back and finish his degree at UNC.

Full statement from McAdoo:

“I am thankful to God for the opportunities I had at Carolina, 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 teams and to the fact that I am so close to earning my degree from such a great school. Without a doubt I plan to come back and finish my degree. That is important to me. I just feel I am ready to play at the next level and excited about that challenge. I had chances to go after my freshman and sophomore years but was more excited about coming back to school then. Right now I am excited about fulfilling my dream to play in the NBA and do what I have to do to take that next step.”

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