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UNC guard Cole Anthony is delaying his decision on whether he will leave North Carolina for the NBA or return for his sophomore season in the NCAA.

“A lot of people have been asking me if I’m going to declare for the NBA draft,” Anthony posted on Instagram.

“Anyone who knows me understands that playing in the NBA has been a lifelong dream of mine, but given the pain that America and the world are experiencing at this time, I am going to refrain from making any announcements about that topic.”

Anthony is a projected lottery pick in the upcoming class, averaging 17.8 points, 5.7 rebounds and 4 assists in the first 22 games of the season.