Vince Carter will become the second North Carolina player in a week to leave the Tar Heels for the NBA, two sources close to the basketball program told The Associate Press.
The 6-foot-7 foward scheduled a news conference for this afternoon to announce whether he will leave school a year early. National player of the year Antawn Jamison announced monday he would forgo his senior season.Carter, who averaged 15.6 points last season while shooting 59 percent, has an unlisted telephone number. Messages left for coach Bill Guthridge, former coach Dean Smith and charles Brinkerhoff, Carter's high school coach, seeking confirmation of Carter's decision were not returned Wednesday.
It would be the second time in four years that North Caolina advanced to the Final four then lost two underclassmen to the NBA draft.