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UNC forward Harrison Ingram declares for 2024 NBA Draft

Matt Connollyby:Matt Connolly04/20/24


Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

North Carolina forward Harrison Ingram has made a decision on his future. Ingram has declared for the 2024 NBA draft, he announced Saturday on Twitter.

Ingram is turning pro after only one season at UNC. He spent the previous two years at Stanford. As a junior for the Tar Heels, Harrison Ingram averaged 12.2 points and 8.8 rebounds per game.

Harrison Ingram played a big role in helping North Carolina to a No. 1 seed this past season. The Tar Heels finished the year 29-8, falling to Alabama in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament.

Even though he only spent one year in Chapel Hill, Ingram made it clear that he enjoyed being a Tar Heel.

“Tar Heel nation, the love and support I felt this year really changed my life. From the sold out Dean Domes, to walking on Franklin Street and hearing my name called and chanted, the love I felt was something that I really can’t put into words,” Harrison Ingram said.

“To my coaching staff, we came in here with a goal to win a national championship. Although we came up short, the confidence that you instilled in me and the lessons I learned and the memories I have will last with me forever.

“To my teammates — the bond we have, we clicked right away. Everyone was close. We’ll still be close. We still text in our group chat until this day. I think our bond will last forever. With that being said, I’m excited to announce that I’ll be chasing my dreams and declaring for the NBA draft.”

Kentucky transfer Adou Thiero trims list to five schools, including return to Wildcats

While North Carolina is losing Harrison Ingram, the Tar Heels could be bringing in Adou Thiero.

Thiero is considering ArkansasIndianaNorth CarolinaPittsburgh and a possible return to the Wildcats.

The 6-foot-6, 200 pound guard has played in 45 games across two seasons at Kentucky. He averaged 7.2 points per game in 21.4 minutes a night in 25 appearances in 2023-24. He started 19 games for the Wildcats last season.

He also boosted his rebound and assist figures, and projects out to be a potential NBA Draft pick in years to come.

Thiero raised some eyebrows with a recent Instagram post showing a large UK logo, presumably on the ceiling of some athletic facility. That post spurred speculation that he was leaning toward coming back to Kentucky, though nothing definitive has actually come from it.