CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina freshman Nassir Little is entering the NBA draft.
Little announced his decision on social media Monday, saying he was “ready now to put everything I have into being the best player I can be at the next level.”
The 6-foot-6 Little averaged 9.8 points and 4.6 rebounds as the top reserve for a No. 1-seeded team in the NCAA Tournament. It is unclear if he has signed with an agent. Little came on late with a team-best 39 points through the first two tournament wins but was limited to 13 minutes due to illness in Friday’s Sweet 16 loss to Auburn.
Little is projected as a first-round pick who showed athleticism, the ability to hit the boards and convert at the foul line.
In a statement, UNC coach Roy Williams called Little “a complete pleasure to coach.”