The UNC basketball program will have a seasoned veteran on its roster for the 2017-18 season.
On Wednesday, forward Theo Pinson announced he has withdrawn from the 2017 NBA Draft pool and will return to the Tar Heels for his senior season in Chapel Hill.
“I’m glad I took the time to explore the NBA Draft process but I am going to play my senior year as a Tar Heel,” Pinson said in a press release. “It was a dream of mine to play college basketball at the best school and in the best league in the country, and it is a dream of mine to play in the NBA as well.
“The best path for me to reach the league and have a long career there is to have a great senior season and I am so excited to have that opportunity to play another year for Coach Williams and finish my degree as well.”
Last season, Pinson averaged 6.1 points, 4.6 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game.
The national champions will also be returning Joel Berry II next season, so prepare for North Carolina to once again make a deep run in the NCAA Tournament.