Earlier this week, North Carolina guard Cole Anthony announced that he would be delaying his draft decision. He feels that it would be inappropriate to announce his draft intentions given the current situation in America and globally.
Despite the fact that he’s delaying his decision, Anthony is expected to declare for the NBA Draft. This past season, he averaged 18.5 points, 5.7 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game.
Fans in Chapel Hill might be feeling optimistic about Anthony’s chances of returning to the Tar Heels for another season, but head coach Roy Williams believes his freshman guard is going to go pro.
Williams sat down with 247Sports’ Evan Daniels to discuss how the draft process will change for prospects since the NBA season is on hold and which players from the 2019-20 season will leave North Carolina. Here’s what Williams had to say about Anthony, via 247Sports:
“Yes, I don’t think there is any doubt in my mind that Cole will be leaving but I do it every year,” Williams said. “Last year we had Coby [White], Nassir [Little], Cam [Johnson] were all in the first round and then Luke [Maye] and Kenny [Williams] played in the G League so we had five guys, two of them were freshmen. We sent out the undergraduate evaluation form on four people and of those four only one left so I do that all the time.”
Cole Anthony is projected to go inside the top 10 of the upcoming draft.
Obviously this season didn’t end the way any player on the Tar Heels wanted it to, but Anthony has to make sure he does what’s best for his future.
Do you think Anthony will declare for the 2020 NBA Draft?