Hansbrough to return to UNC:Lawson and Ellington out…

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North Carolina announced today that junior big man Tyler Hansbrough will return to school next season while sophomores Ty Lawson and Wayne Ellington will declare for the NBA draft, but will not hire an agent.

The 6-foot-9 Hansbrough averaged 22.6 points and 10.2 rebounds per game last season and was the National Player of the Year.

Lawson averaged 12.7 points and 5.2 assists this past season while Ellington averaged 16.6 points and 4.5 rebounds.

North Carolina went 36-3 a year ago and lost to Kansas in the national semifinals. With all three back in the fold, the Tar Heels would be the prohibitive favorite to win the national championship next season.

Underclassmen have until Sunday to declare for the June 26 draft and the deadline to withdraw is June 16.

*****William Graves from Dudley HS better get loose.*****