North Carolina’s Reggie Bullock will reportedly enter the NBA Draft, according to Yahoo! Sports writer Adrian Wojnarowski. The Tar Heels coaches apparently tried to convince Bullock to stay for his senior season in order to improve his draft status, but the forward opted to jump to the pros instead.
Bullock, 22, is considered to be one of the early picks of the second round and would have probably raised that status with another season at North Carolina. He has steadily improved since landing in Chapel Hill, N.C. This season, Bullock averaged 13.9 points and 6.5 rebounds and was one of the most valuable components to head coach Roy Williams’ squad.
Standing at 6-foot-7 and weighing 205 lbs, Bullock fits the bill of a prototypical athletic wing player in the Association. He shot 43.6 percent from the 3-point line this season, and his ability to stretch the floor will be a major plus to professional scouts.
The Tar Heels are still waiting for a decision from James Michael McAdoo on whether he will return for his junior season. Bullock and senior guard Dexter Strickland are leaving the team, but Marcus Paige and P.J. Hairston will return to the roster.
If North Carolina loses Bullock and McAdoo, the Tar Heels will have an uphill battle in the ACC next season.
John Engel is a Pac-12 college basketball writer for Rant Sports and also works for ESPNLA 710 AM radio in Los Angeles. Follow John on Twitter: @engelsportsguy.