Junior small forward, Reggie Bullock has decided to enter the 2013 NBA draft. The deadline to enter the draft is April 28th, but Bullock weighed his options and decided to enter this years draft and forego his senior season. The announcement of Bullock doesnot come as a surprise as Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports tweeted that Bullock was leaning towards entering the draft.
North Carolina junior Reggie Bullock is leaning strongly toward entering the NBA Draft, sources tell Y! Decision likely finalized today.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA)
Then the tweets prior to the announcements from current player PJ Hairston and former team mate Kendall Marshall confirmed the rumors.
With that being said, congrats to my bro @dabully35 still my brother for life regardless. Follow your dream fam!
— PJ Hairston (@Mr_Hairston15)
SO excited for @dabully35 being able to follow his dream. #5304 been waitin on you! Let the journey begin.
— Kendall Marshall (@KButter5)
Coach Roy Williams said on Tuesday, "Reggie is such an outstanding young man and a talented basketball player. He was our most consistent player this season, was productive on both ends of the floor and gave us great leadership. Our hope is that his decision will work out in a very positive manner for Reggie. He has big dreams and we will help him and support him in his efforts to reach those dreams. I'll always enjoy reflecting on Reggie's three seasons as a big part of our program."
Bullock is projected a late first round to early second. If Bullock is selected in the first round he will have a guaranteed contract and more than likely will be playing for a playoff caliber team. Bullock will have plenty of chances to prove his NBA worth to scouts as they will see that Bullock has a good outside shot and is defensive stopper on the other end of the court. A scouting profile that sounds similar to former Tar Heel and current San Antonio Spurs starter, Danny Green. Green was a second round pick, but has proven a lot of teams wrong for passing on him in the first round.
We know that based on the information that Coach Williams received from people around the league, Bullock felt like this was a great opportunity for him. Also the 2013 NBA draft has been touted as a very weak draft by experts, a lot weaker than next years draft which is expected to be a very strong draft.
Regardless of where Bullock gets drafted his hard work, determination and defensive skills will help him reach his dreams. We will continue to follow him through pre-draft camps and workouts, draft night, NBA summer league and beyond