CHAPEL HILL – Reggie Bullock is about to embark on his NBA Career with the Draft set for Thursday at 7 p.m. The versatile shooting guard/small forward will be joining an elite and accomplished club of Carolina greats to make the jump to the big league.
ESPN writer Eamonn Brennan did a series called “Path To The Draft,” profiling the top 20 schools and the best pros they’ve produced in the modern draft era (since 1989, when the draft went from seven to two rounds). Sitting at No. 1 on that list is Carolina. Brennan lists the top five UNC draftees as Vince Carter (1998) in the first spot, followed by Antawn Jamison (1998), Rasheed Wallace (1995), Jerry Stackhouse (1995) and Ty Lawson (2009) rounding out the list.
Though Bullock won’t likely go early in the first round, reports say interest in the former Tar Heel has risen tremendously. Bullock showed improvement in NBA workouts, and has moved up from the original projection of being picked somewhere in the second round to the middle-to-late first round. Mock drafts list excellent size, solid perimeter game, and ability to impact every multiple stat line as his strengths. During his junior campaign at UNC, he averaged 13.9 points on 48 percent shooting, sinking 43.6 percent of his three-point attempts.
CBS Sports has Bullock going to the Chicago Bulls in the 20th spot, or the Utah Jazz as the 21st pick.http://chapelboro.com/news/reggie-bullock-sets-sights-on-the-nba
CHAPEL HILL – Reggie Bullock’s basketball career as a Tar Heel has come to an end.
UNC Athletics released a statement on Tuesday officially announcing that this season’s third-leading scorer has decided to enter the 2013 NBA Draft.
The junior tallied 13.9 points per game in the 2012-2013 season in which North Carolina finished third in the regular season, runner up in the ACC tournament, and was knocked out of the NCAA tournament by Kansas in the Round of 32.
Bullock was also looked to as an emotional leader in a year that Carolina was tagged as a “young team” without a known leader heading into the season. He and Dexter Strickland were the only players with more than two years playing experience.
Bullock was projected to be chosen late in the first round or early in the second on some mock drafts. At the time of the announcement, multiple mock drafts didn’t have the guard listed.
Tuesday morning before the official announcement was made, Bullock’s Twitter account (@DaBully35) was being lit up from teammates and members of the Carolina community wishing him luck in the future.
Sophomore P.J. Hairston announced on Friday that he will remain at Carolina for his junior year. Sophomore James Michael McAdoo is the final player whose future as a Tar Heel is in question, as far as the 2013 NBA Draft is concerned.
To read the official announcement made by UNC Athletics, click here.http://chapelboro.com/sports/unc-sports/reggie-bullock-to-enter-2013-nba-draft