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Harrison Barnes Returning to North Carolina

Harrison Barnes is returning to North Carolina, he will make it official on Tuesday.

That means this draft just got a lot weaker, with Sullinger and Barnes returning someone who we thought wouldn't go in the top five, will.


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Next year is going to be so

Next year is going to be so loaded with great SF prospects, Quincy Miller, Gilchrist, Barnes, Lebryan Nash, McAdoo, Tony Mitchell, and Anthony Davis (if you consider him a SF).

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dang another good prospect

dang another good prospect out of the draft.

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Maybe Kyrie will hopefully

Maybe Kyrie will hopefully come back too so that he can finally partake in the UNC Duke rivalry and see if he can beat Barnes.

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UNC will be legendary next

UNC will be legendary next year if Henson comes back.

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Were going to need Henson and

Were going to need Henson and Zeller to come back next year to be legendary....Barnes cant do it behimself....Next year is going to be fun!

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Can you imagine a line-up

Can you imagine a line-up of:

PG Kendall Marshall

SG Harrison Barnes

SF James McAdoo

PF John Henson

C Tyler Zeller

That would be the best team in the nation easily if Henson and Zeller return.

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dont forget about duke adding

dont forget about duke adding rivers and quin to the plumlee bro

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Props

Props to Aran. Draft.net was the only major scouting site to not have Barnes in his 2011 mock.

Classy decision by Barnes, and this means great things for the Tar Heels.

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Wow!!!!!!

If unc doesnt win it all next year Roy Williams should be on the hotseat I mean really. Let's not forget P.J. Hairston is coming next year with Bullock returning they should have all the shooting athleticism a team needs the only team that could be on this level Is Kentucky if jones and knight return.

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Cousinsfan i cant see Roy

Cousinsfan i cant see Roy Starting McAdoo...

PG:KM

SG:Strickland

SF:Barnes

PF:Henson

C:Zeller

6 man:

MacAdoo

If they all come back were going to have a heck of a bench!

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Hope UNC and Kentucky are

Hope UNC and Kentucky are still scheduled to play in the regular season next year...Really looking forward to that game and the Duke games

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WOW Imagine

Kentucky-Duke-North Carolina

All powerhouses and Memphis who will be stacked in the Final 4

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Lotto

I think with all the frosh returning to school next year there is definitely a lot of room for someone to creep into the top 5. Kemba has to be a darkhorse to possibly be picked as high as 5th because of his teams phenomenal tournament run.

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I wish Honeycutt would have

I wish Honeycutt would have returned to UCLA. Would have given UNC a formidable foe out West.

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Yep. Well UCLA is turning into UNC 2.0 so that would be an interesting matchup. I hope Honeycutt somehow changes his mind and Lee returns as well. UCLA could easily be a top 5-10 team. The season after that we may have 3/5 of our starting lineup be former Tar Heels haha

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dont forget missouri...they

dont forget missouri...they lose just 1 guy (justin safford) and hopefully tony mitchell puts his big boy pants on and shows up

PG-Flip Pressey/Michael Dixon

SG-Marcus Denmon/Matt Pressey

SF-Kim English/Ricky Kreklow

PF-Laurence Bowers/Tony Mitchell

C-Ricardo Ratliffe/Steve Moore

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where's the prove? I need a

where's the prove? I need a link

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This good enough?

This good enough?

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/653576-report-harrison-barnes-to-return-for-sophomore-year-at-north-carolina

Next year NCAA will be way more exiting than this year, so many players to watch!

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NCAA is going to be great

NCAA is going to be great next year, and the NBA Draft next year is going to be so great.

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Yeah but we still don't know

Yeah but we still don't know if guys like Gilchrist, Nash, Davis and so on will be one and done players. No one really expected Sullinger and Barnes to come back so we just have to wait until we declare next season's draft as great yet.

The season will be great though.

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@taylor, no dude, hopefully u

@taylor, no dude, hopefully u just saw the mizzou hire, plus no one knows if the pressey bros are even staying yet, ish we dont know if anyone is staying for real yet

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Lineup

PG Marshall, Strickland, White

SG Hairston, Mcdonald

SF Barnes, Simmons, Bullock

PF Henson, Mcadoo

C Zeller, Hubert (narrowed down to maryland and NC)

That would be the best lineup in the country no doubt

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henson mite leave too get drafted higher this year

with sure fire lottery picks like sull and barnes going back imo sum lesser lotto talent such as henson may go ahead and declare too get drafted higher this year

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you didnt like the frank

you didnt like the frank haith hire? and why did mike anderson leave?! it had to have been a fat jump in his contract

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I'm excited to see what he

I'm excited to see what he can do next year. I normally like the one and dones to go but the class that he and Sullinger have shown is great. Next year is going to be the most anticpated year of college basketball for me since the year Rose was a freshman.

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Toy Mitchell is not a first

Toy Mitchell is not a first or second round draft pick right now. Have you seen him play?..Good athlete but still learning to be a Sf( mostly a Pf at this point). Plus he has to prove what he can do against college comp before he is even mentioned with those other guys

Roy wouldnt be on the hot seat ven if they didnt win it all. there have been better teams in the past that didnt win even though they were Super talented

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Solid move by Harrison Barnes

Solid move by Harrison Barnes another year under Coach Williams will surely help him develop. The Tar Heels line up next year will probably be as strong as the 2005 Championship winning one and I can see some similarities there with some top guys returning and hot freshmen like McAdoo coming in like Marvin Williams was back in 2004-05 season.

It will be interesting to see how Coach Williams uses his roster if Henson returns as McAdoo could find himself on the bench which would make sense as he could play around Barnes and Henson.

With so many guys returning, I wonder how the incoming freshmen will feel as people like McAdoo probably thought he may be the focal point of the Tar Heels team next year when he committed to them and now he could find himself not even in the starting line up. Likewise if Kyrie Irving returned then Austin Rivers may find himself having to play 2nd fiddle or off the ball alongside him. It could almost bring the two year removed rule from HS in by default but if the players play well even with lesser opportunities they can all still be drafted highly as Kentucky proved last year with 5 guys all going in the first round.

The 2012 draft is looking really stacked and probably the most depth since 2008 on early viewing, I wonder how many GM's will look to move 2011 picks for 2012 ones at this year's draft.

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Next year is going to have a

Next year is going to have a few great teams. For the first time since, 2005? UNC and Illinois were great teams. Both would have ran through the NCAA Tournament these last two seasons. Louisville and Arizona were very good teams as well.

I'm interested to see Reggie Bullock healthy. Was big on him out of high school and last year he played with a bum knee before it reached the point of surgery. If he's healthy, that is a real deep team.

Marshall/Strickland/White

Strickland/McDonald/Hariston

Barnes/Bullock/Hariston

Henson/McAdoo

Zeller/McAdoo

With Watts, Simmons, and potentially Hubert and/or Cannon off the deep bench. Geez.

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from projected #1 pick in 2011

to the 2013 draft.

i think barnes stay 2 more years.

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It actually helps when you

It actually helps when you come in and dont have to be the focal point. It hides alot of you're weakness.

Next years Carolina team is gonna be pretty deep and it should be interesting how they do beause the expectations are gonna be very very high. I can see Marshall averaging 10 ast a game next year with the talent he will have around him and a year of experience under his belt

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UNC

I think with the collection of talent this could be a amazing team. Not a top team for next year but one of the all-time greatest teams. Look at the NBA caliber players Barnes, Zellar, Henson, McAdoo. Then you have guys who have potential to make it in the NBA Marshall, Bullock, Hairston. I see alot of people have put Marshall in 2012 mock but come on. Slow not the best jumper and ways away from being a good defender. Dont get me wrong I love Marshall's game but definetly not ready for the NBA. Oh and McAdoo stays atleast 2 years. He has always wanted to be a Tarheel and he doesnt need money.

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Yeah I don't think staying

Yeah I don't think staying another year helps his draft stock given the perceived strength of next year's class of one and dones. That said, another year learning to be the go-to guy with the right PG from the start should be interesting. Kentucky vs UNC is going to be huge.

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"It actually helps when you

"It actually helps when you come in and dont have to be the focal point. It hides alot of you're weakness.

Next years Carolina team is gonna be pretty deep and it should be interesting how they do beause the expectations are gonna be very very high. I can see Marshall averaging 10 ast a game next year with the talent he will have around him and a year of experience under his belt"

Marshall has the point guard game of a 38-year old Jason Kidd, and it really is funny to see a 19-year old have that kind of old man game.

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I hate to burst your bubble

You guys do know that the Harrison Barnes staying stuff was just a product of some Iowa shock jock. Its the same guy who said it was a lock Barnes was going to Duke. Barnes confirmed as much when he said he hadn't talked to Roy Williams or his parents about the decision. Expect an announcement sometime next week, along with Kyrie Irving's decision as well. Henson is set to announce on Saturday, per Henson himself.

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