North Carolina has confirmed the Yahoo! Sports report from last night that junior Reggie Bullock will enter the NBA Draft. Here is the full release from UNC:
University of North Carolina junior forward Reggie Bullock is entering the 2013 NBA Draft. The Kinston, N.C., native was Carolina's third-leading scorer and second-leading rebounder last season. He led the Tar Heels and was third in the Atlantic Coast Conference in three-point percentage.
"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," says Bullock. "I want to play at the next level and will put my name in the NBA Draft this year. 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 averaged 13.9 points and 6.5 rebounds as a junior, earning second-team All-ACC honors from both the media and coaches. He made 88 of 202 three-point field goals, a percentage of .436. The 88 three-pointers were the third-most in UNC single-season history. He scored a career-high 24 points on Jan. 19, 2013, against Maryland.
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. He scored in double figures 54 times, including 28 of 36 games in 2012-13.
"Reggie is such an outstanding young man and a talented basketball player," says UNC head coach Roy Williams. "He was our most consistent player this season, was productive on both ends of the floor and gave us great leadership. Our hope is that his decision will work out in a very positive manner for Reggie. He has big dreams and we will help him and support him in his efforts to reach those dreams. I'll always enjoy reflecting on Reggie's three seasons as a big part of our program."
It will be interesting to see where Bullock ends up in the draft. He is right on the fence between the first and second rounds. He is 6-7, can play defense and hit threes so I like his chances for catching on with someone and having a productive career. If he does sneak into the first round it will be with a team that is looking for a role player much like the situation Danny Green has ended up with for the San Antonio Spurs.
Best wishes to Bullock as he moves on from UNC and pursue his NBA dream.