The 2023 offseason has already been a busy one for the UNC basketball program. After failing to make the NCAA Tournament, Hubert Davis and his staff now face a very important offseason to rebuild the program and get back to winning ways.
In the days after UNC missed out on the tournament by not hearing their name on Selection Sunday, the transfer news started to roll in.
As of April 1, the Tar Heels have lost six players to the transfer portal headlined by guard Caleb Love. They have also lost key pieces like Dontrez Styles and Puff Johnson as well as members of the 2022 recruiting class in Tyler Nickel, and Will Shaver.
With holes on the roster, the Tar Heels’ staff will have to fill some big needs as they only welcome in a two-man recruiting class for the 2023 cycle. They can do so through the transfer portal and already, they have identified some big targets.
Here is the latest on the Tar Heels and the transfer portal.
LEAVING: Forward Tyler Nickel (COMMITTED TO VIRGINIA TECH)
Tyler Nickel spent one season at North Carolina, averaging 2.1 points per game in limited time. He committed to Virginia Tech on March 30.
LEAVING: Forward Justin McKoy
Justin McKoy spent two seasons at North Carolina. In his four-year college career, McKoy is averaging 1.8 points and 1.8 rebounds per game.
LEAVING: Forward Dontrez Styles
Dec 13, 2022; Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA; North Carolina Tar Heels guard Dontrez Styles (3) reacts after hitting a three point shot in the first half at Dean E. Smith Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
After committing to UNC as a four-star recruit, Dontrez Styles is leaving after just two seasons. He averaged 1.4 points and a rebound per game in the 2022-23 season.
LEAVING: Forward Puff Johnson
Apr 4, 2022; New Orleans, LA, USA; North Carolina Tar Heels head coach Hubert Davis talks with guard Puff Johnson (14) during a break in play against the Kansas Jayhawks during the second half during the 2022 NCAA men’s basketball tournament Final Four championship…
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Author : Tar Heels Wire
Publish date : 2023-04-01 11:30:18
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