"Basically I was telling myself that I wanted to go to Carolina and wouldn't really mind missing my senior year and the McDonald's Game. But once I thought about it, it's something that I really wanted to do."
McAdoo, a 6-8, 218-pound forward, led Norfolk Christian to the Virginia Independent Schools Division II State Championship as a junior. He averaged 22.5 points and 9.9 rebounds, shooting 57 percent from the field and 44 percent from the three-point line.
"From day one, when we initiated this process with Coach Williams and explored the possibilities, the one thing Coach Williams said consistently is that he wanted what was best for us," his mother, Janet, told the Virginian-Pilot. "When James called him and told him about his decision, he said he couldn't be happier. He said all it does is delay it by 12 months.
"There was absolutely zero pressure from Carolina for James to come down there. Ultimately, it came down to what's best for James, and he's the only one who could answer that."
McAdoo is currently in San Antonio with the USA U17 team training for the FIBA World Championships.
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