Tar Heels trio Berry, Bradley, Pinson to enter NBA Draft

UNC has already lost Justin Jackson after the junior forward announced he would forego his senior season and declare for the draft.

A trio of Tar Heels are taking their talent to the pros.

North Carolina announced Monday that junior guard Joel Berry II, freshman forward Tony Bradley and junior forward Theo Pinson will be declaring for the upcoming NBA Draft.

“We fully support our players taking this step of being evaluated by NBA teams to see where they stand in relation to the Draft,” UNC coach Roy Williams said in a statement. “All three players have options to do what is best for their careers and going through the evaluation process helps them make the best decision available to each of them.”

Berry, 22, averaged 14.7 points while leading the team with 138 assists, 53 steals and a .383 shooting percentage on 3-point attempts. He was also named the Final Four's Most Outstanding Player after scoring 22 points in the team's title-game win over Gonzaga.

Bradley, 19, averaged 7.1 points and 5.1 rebounds and has the potential to be a first-round pick. According to multiple reports, the 6-10 post player won't initially sign with an agent.

Pinson, 21, averaged 6.1 points, 4.6 rebounds and 3.7 assists through 21 games despite missing 19 games with a foot injury.

The Tar Heels have already lost Justin Jackson after the junior forward announced on April 13 he would forego his senior season and declare for the draft. He is a projected lottery pick after leading the team in scoring at 18.3 points per game and setting the UNC single-season record for 3-pointers with 105.


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