Britt hopes to turn heads, get summer league invitation

North Carolina guard Nate Britt runs onto the court before of an NCAA college basketball game against Duke during the semifinals of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament, Friday, March 10, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

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North Carolina guard Nate Britt runs onto the court before of an NCAA college basketball game against Duke during the semifinals of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament, Friday, March 10, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

Now, it’s time for Nate Britt to show what he can do outside the North Carolina system.

The senior point guard was part of the Tar Heels’ back-to-back NCAA national championship-game appearances, including the title-winning team this year. Britt is working out for teams ahead of the NBA Draft in hopes of showing off his individual skills. He worked out for the Hawks on Tuesday and expects to have eight or nine total visits in the next three weeks.

“If I could sneak into the draft, that would be great,” Britt said following his workout with the Hawks. “I’m not set on that. The end goal is to get on a team in summer league for teams to be able to see what I can do outside the Carolina system. Right now, my goal is to turn some heads and get interest from teams and get on a summer league team.

“I just want to get people’s interest and turn people’s heads. I think I’ve done a good job of that so far. Obviously, in any college system, you are playing for the team at that point. Whatever the team’s goal is and whatever your role is, that’s what you have to do in order for that team to be successful. That was the position I was in at Carolina. Now, I’m at a point where I want to show everything I can do that I wasn’t able to at Carolina.”

Britt averaged 4.4 points, 2.3 assists and 19.1 minutes in 39 games as a senior at North Carolina last season.

Britt said he was one of six players at Tuesday’s workout that included 1-on-1, 3-on-3 and shooting drills.

“They liked how I operated out of the pick-and-roll,” Britt said. “They thought I did a good job of passing out of the pick-and-roll and was able to make decisions. Really, really good point guard feedback. Also, that I needed to be more consistent shooting the ball from the 3(-point line).”

Britt called himself a student of the game and pointed to being an “extremely smart” player as an attribute.

“I think my biggest strengths are my quickness and my ability to make plays for myself and teammates and being able to put guys in the right spots to get good shots,” Britt said.