CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — University of North Carolina freshman forward Nassir Little will enter the 2019 NBA Draft.

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“Nassir is just an outstanding young man who has been a complete pleasure to coach,” says Tar Heel head coach Roy Williams. “Playing in the NBA has been a dream of his and everyone on our staff will continue to support his efforts in the months and years to come. He played a big part in our success this year and would have done even greater things late in the year were it not for a couple of injuries he sustained in mid-February. He was really coming along, especially on the defensive end, when he sprained his ankle against Virginia (on February 11). He played fantastic basketball and gave us a huge lift in Columbus in the first two games in the NCAA Tournament. It was unfortunate for Nas and our team that he was sick and far less than 100 percent in the last game. I am excited to watch his development and pro career.”

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Little averaged 9.8 points and 4.6 rebounds for Carolina this season. He scored in double figures 18 times (Carolina was 17-1 in those games) with a high of 23 against Virginia Tech. That was one of three 20-point games; he also scored a team-high 18 against Florida State.