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North Carolina’s Barnes, Marshall, Henson Declare for NBA Draft

March 29, 2012

University of North Carolina basketball players Harrison Barnes, John Henson and Kendall Marshall will enter the National Basketball Association draft, the school said on its website.

Barnes, a sophomore forward, led North Carolina in scoring in 2011 and 2012, averaging 16.4 points per game. He earned first-team Atlantic Coast Conference honors this season.

Marshall won the 2012 Bob Cousy Award as the top point guard in the country after setting the single-season ACC assists record with 351, the fourth most in National Collegiate Athletic Association history. He is a sophomore.

Henson, a junior forward who was the ACC’s defensive player of the year in 2011 and 2012, departs having averaged 2.56 blocked shots per game, the best in school history.

The Chapel Hill, North Carolina-based Tar Heels went 32-6 this season to win the ACC regular-season title and earn a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament. They lost 80-67 to Kansas on March 25 in a regional final game, playing without Marshall, who had surgery after breaking his wrist in a March 18 win against Creighton.

To contact the reporter on this story: Mason Levinson in New York at mlevinson@bloomberg.net.

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Michael Sillup at msillup@bloomberg.net.


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