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MCCANTS JUMPING TO NBA

Rashad McCants, the second-leading scorer for the national champion North Carolina Tar Heels, said Wednesday that he will apply for the NBA draft and skip his senior season.

Coach Roy Williams said McCants had his "complete support" in making a move the two began discussing in January.

North Carolina fans are still waiting for the decisions of juniors Sean May, the Most Outstanding Player of the NCAA Tournament, and Raymond Felton and freshman Marvin Williams.

Three other players said Wednesday they have applied for the draft.

Florida guards Anthony Roberson and Matt Walsh will apply for the draft but will not hire agents, meaning they could return to the Gators for another season.

Indiana guard Bracey Wright, like McCants, said he will hire an agent.

Players must apply for the draft by May 14. If they don't sign with an agent they can withdraw their name by June 21, one week before the draft is held.