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.”