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Henson and Barnes give timetable on draft decision

North Carolina freshman Harrison Barnes and sophomore John Henson both gave approximate dates for when they will announce whether they’ll stay in school or pursue their NBA career.

Both Tar Heels were competing on UNC’s North Campus basketball courts Monday near Cobb Residence Hall with students in friendly five-on-five pick-up games.

“I’ll have a decision by Saturday,” Henson said.

For Barnes, he said he has yet to really process the information available to him and his decision.

“It’ll probably be in at least a week, week and a half or so,” Barnes said.

Barnes added that he has not talked to UNC coach Roy Williams about his decision.

Barnes is a projected top-5 pick in the 2011 NBA Draft while Henson is slated to be a lottery pick as well. UNC junior Tyler Zeller, also considered to have a high draft stock, did not compete on Monday.

The deadline for early entry into the draft is April 24.

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