(AP) –North Carolina underclassmen Harrison Barnes, John Henson and Kendall Marshall will enter the NBA draft.
The school announced their departures in a statement Thursday afternoon.
In the statement, coach Roy Williams says he is happy the three are pursuing their goals of playing in the NBA, but sad “because I won’t get to coach them again.”
Barnes, a 6-foot-8 sophomore from Ames, averaged about 17 points to lead the team. Henson, a 6-11 junior, averaged about 14 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks.
Marshall, a 6-4 sophomore, won the Cousy Award presented to the nation’s top college point guard earlier Thursday.
Marshall set the ACC’s single-season assists record. He missed the last two NCAA tournament games after breaking his right wrist.
The Tar Heels (32-6) lost to Kansas in a regional final.