UNC forward Graves to sit out freshman year

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Forward William Graves, who was
expected to provide depth on the wing for North Carolina, will sit
out his freshman season.

"After talking to the young man and his family, we all agreed
this was in both William's and the program's best interests," Tar
Heel coach Roy Williams said Tuesday. "He will continue to
practice, but won't play this year. I don't know anyone who won't
be better in his fifth year of college than his first."

In June, Williams said he didn't plan to redshirt any freshmen.

The 6-foot-6 Graves will have four seasons of athletic
eligibility remaining.

Graves led Greensboro Dudley to a second straight state
championship this year and was named The Associated Press prep
player of the year for North Carolina.