North Carolina freshman Brandan Wright plans to enter his name in this summer's N-B-A draft.
The 6-foot-9 forward and A-C-C rookie of the year made the announcement today at a news conference with coach Roy Williams.
Wright says he doesn't plan to sign with an agent yet, which would keep open the possibility of returning to school next year.
Wright is expected by many to be a high first-round pick thanks to his long, lean frame and soft shooting touch around the basket. He ranked second on the team at nearly 15 points and six-point-two rebounds a game.
He also shot 64-point-six percent to lead the A-C-C while setting the league's freshman record.
As for Wright's teammates, Tyler Hansbrough has said he would
return for his junior season instead of going to the N-B-A. Rookies
Ty Lawson and Wayne Ellington also say they'll return to the Tar
Heels for their sophomore seasons.