UNC’s Joel Berry returning for senior season


One day after announcing that he would declare for the 2017 NBA Draft without hiring an agent, North Carolina’s Joel Berry has decided to withdraw his name from the NBA Draft and will be returning for his senior season. The announcement came via GoHeels.com.

Berry was second on UNC’s roster this season in scoring: 14.7 points. As a junior, Berry posted a career-high assist rate of 19.7 percent. He is currently one of the best shooters in UNC history, too; Berry connected on 173 three-pointers in 108 career games. The 6-foot guard is a career 38 percent three-point shooter.

The lasting memory of Berry’s career to this point in Chapel Hill has to be his performance in the 2017 NCAA Tournament. Berry spent large stretches of the tournament nursing two injured ankles, but went on to be named the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player.

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