Saturday April 11th, 2015

North Carolina junior guard Marcus Paige will return next season, his father told Bret Strelow of The Fayetteville Observer.

Over 38 games this season, Paige averaged 14.1 points, 4.5 assists and 2.9 rebounds per game while shooting 41.3 percent from the field.

He earned third-team All-ACC honors despite battling multiple injuries, including plantar fasciitis in his right foot.

Paige helped the Tar Heels finish fifth in the ACC, earn a No. 4 seed in the NCAA tournament and finish with a 26-12 record.

The 6'1'', 175-pound guard is ranked 59th in DraftExpress's list of top 100 prospects and 16th among college juniors.

The Tar Heels are ranked second in SI.com's way-too-early Top-25 for 2015-16 but are set to lose J.P. Tokoto to the NBA draft.

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