CHAPEL HILL, N.C., June 16 (UPI) -- Three North Carolina basketball players withdrew from the NBA draft Monday and will play for the Tar Heels next season.
"After a long and exhaustive process of gathering information and sharing it with these youngsters, I stepped back and asked them to make their own decisions," North Carolina Coach Roy Williams said.
Ellington, who completed his sophomore season in 2007-08, has scored 1,092 points and was a second-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference selection last season.
Green, who will be a senior next season, has 871 points and 412 rebounds in three seasons, averaging 8.1 points and 3.9 rebounds per game.
Lawson, who will be a junior, has averaged 11.3 points and 5.4 assists in his first two seasons.
North Carolina was second nationally in scoring last season while winning a school-record 36 games.