Thursday, April 15, 2004

McCants, May & Felton are all returning
"I'm back. I already sat down and talked to coach Williams and my parents, and I'm just going to come back strong next year and make things happen."

"We can be a Final Four, a national championship team...That's what we're shooting for, that's what we're going for. We're not settling for anything less."

--Ray Felton, who earlier this season said he would turn pro if he thought he would be a top-10 pick.
That pretty much says it all it terms of reasons not to leave early -- that and Felton was probably not guaranteed to be a high draft pick. Either way, it bodes well for Roy Williams specifically and Tarheel fans generally. The only matters left unresolved are the future plans of All-Americans J.R. Smith and Marvin Williams.

In other news that came as a shock to no one, Dwight Howard opted not to attend college (UNC) and instead enter the NBA draft.