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Lawson, Ellington, Green withdraw from draft, to return to UNC

Updated: June 16, 2008, 9:09 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

North Carolina sophomores Ty Lawson and Wayne Ellington and junior Danny Green withdrew from the NBA draft Monday.

Head coach Roy Williams confirmed that the trio would return to school. The deadline to withdraw was 5 p.m. ET.

Ellington and Green were unable to secure a first-round draft pick guarantee. Their return, coupled with player of the year Tyler Hansbrough's return, makes UNC the prohibitive favorite to win the 2009 national title.

Ellington, Green and Lawson all ...

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