North Carolina freshman Tony Bradley has decided to remain in the 2017 NBA Draft, a source told CBS Sports early Wednesday.

A formal announcement is expected soon.

Bradley averaged 7.1 points and 5.1 rebounds in only 14.6 minutes per game last season for a UNC team that won the ACC regular-season title and national championship. The 6-foot-10 forward projected as a starter next season -- meaning his early departure is an undeniable blow to the Tar Heels' Final Four hopes. It's a development that means four of North Carolina's top five scorers will not return. The only one back is Joel Berry, who averaged 14.7 points as a junior.