James Michael McAdoo announced the decision to forego his senior year at UNC and enter the NBA Draft. It seems like whenever you think these guys are going to stay (looking at you, Kendall Marshall), or even worse, you know they should stay (looking at you, Brandan Wright), they leave.
I emailed my father, a UNC alumnus raised by the Book of Dean in Carmichael Cathedral, the news and he was surprisingly blasé. His response: “He’s afraid he will be worse next year … Brice Johnson is ready to shine.” Well alrighty then.
With that, I planned not to write on the surprising (to me, at least) story. That is, until McAdoo started trending on Twitter.
Rather than break down three frustrating years of midrange jumpers and patchy beards, let’s instead take a gander at the Twitterverse’s feelings. For what it’s worth: I’m sad to see him go because a team can never have too much senior leadership. Nevertheless, I wish him the best in pursuing his dream.
Now onwards to the snark!
— Grace Nanney (@G_Nanneyy) April 3, 2014
James Michael McAdoo isn’t coming back next year. With that being said, I’m going to bed..
— Justin Williams (@JGWeezy) April 3, 2014
James Michael McAdoo picked what will probably be the most talented draft class over his time in college (next year included) to go pro…
— Some Black Guy (@Captain__Chill) April 3, 2014
BREAKING: Chapel Hill is NOT on fire. James Michael McAdoo is just celebrating his final NCAA drug test. All clear.
— Jeffrey Scott (@jbouton24) April 3, 2014
Rooting for James Michael McAdoo. Was unfairly overrated by some so that he became a “bust” to same people. They didn’t know the game!
— Fran Fraschilla (@franfraschilla) April 3, 2014
James Michael McAdoo was the worst one-and-done in college basketball history.
— Luke Zimmermann (@lukezim) April 3, 2014
James Michael McAdoo did the unexpected until the very end at UNC, including his draft decision. A consistently unpredictable figure, oui?
— Matt Zemek (@MattZemek) April 3, 2014
As expected, UNC’s James Michael McAdoo will return for his senior season at … wait, WHAT???
— SportsChannel8 (@SportsChannel8) April 3, 2014
— Duke of Hoops (@DukeOfHoops) April 3, 2014
James Michael Mcadoo say it ain’t so! Too early to go! Stay with #TarHeelNation and you can win a chip next year!
— Michael Kalista (@Livin_LikeMike) April 3, 2014
— Eddie S (@agsoreal) April 3, 2014
My condolences to his soon-to-be disappointed fans. RT @ABC11_WTVD James Michael McAdoo announced he will enter the 2014 draft
— Amy McLeod (@admcleod) April 3, 2014
The only words coming out of NBA Analysts mouths when talking about James Michael McAdoo will be “He wasn’t ready” -(Kevin Hart’s Voice)
— Special K (@kylekentzel2) April 3, 2014