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UNC star Carter goes into draft

Published Sep. 13, 2005

Neither a third shot at the Final Four nor the chance to be the go-to guy for one of the nation's most prestigious programs was enough to convince Vince Carter he isn't ready for the NBA.

The North Carolina junior, who led the Atlantic Coast Conference in shooting last season, said Thursday he would join classmate and national player of the year Antawn Jamison in the June 24 draft.

Jamison made his decision public Monday.

"The team had a great time and we're all very close and we played well together on the floor, but sometimes you have to be selfish and say, "What's good for Vince?' " said Carter, who helped lead the Tar Heels to Final Fours in 1997-98.

"That's something I had to do. I talked to my teammates and they were all behind me, so it made it easier."

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