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Bullock played in 100 games as a Tar Heel and scored 989 points, an average of 9.9 per game. He made 188 three-pointers, eighth-most in school history. Photo by Jeff Reeves Bullock played in 100 games as a Tar Heel and scored 989 points, an average of 9.9 per game. He made 188 three-pointers, eighth-most in school history. Photo by Jeff Reeves
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -

North Carolina junior Reggie Bullock announced Tuesday he will be entering the NBA Draft.

The Kinston native's decision was made public on GoHeels.com.

"It's been a great experience at Carolina and after talking to my family, the coaches and my inner circle of friends, I am ready to take the next step in my career," Bullock said in a statement. "I want to thank all of my coaches, teammates and the Carolina fans for their support these past three years. We did some great things that have prepared me to play in the NBA. I know the Tar Heels will have a great year next season."

Bullock played in 100 games as a Tar Heel and scored 989 points, an average of 9.9 per game. He made 188 three-pointers, eighth-most in school history.

"Reggie is such an outstanding young man and a talented basketball player," said UNC head coach Roy Williams in a written statement. "He was our most consistent player this season, was productive on both ends of the floor and gave us great leadership."

Former Tar Heel Kendall Marshall congratulated Bullock on twitter, posting, "SO excited for [Bullock] being able to follow his dream. … Let the journey begin."

And P.J. Hairston tweeted, "Congrats to my bro [Bullock] still my brother for life regardless. Follow your dream fam!"

Hairston has announced he will return to Carolina.

UNC will have guards Marcus Paige and Leslie McDonald returning, with Hairston on the wing and possibly McAdoo inside. Also back are freshman Brice Johnson, sophomore Desmond Hubert and freshman Joel James.

Carolina has a strong class coming in, led by 6-8 power forward Isaiah Hicks of Oxford, 6-8 center Kennedy Meeks of Charlotte and point guard Nate Britt of Oak Hill Academy in Virginia.

 

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