Sophomore point guard Adam Boone's name can now be crossed out. After North Carolina and Minnesota media outlets reported Tuesday that Boone would transfer, the University made it official Wednesday.
Boone, from Minneapolis, did not comment except to state that he intends to remain at UNC through the first summer session.
"I'm sorry to see Adam go," UNC coach Matt Doherty stated in a press release. "He made a great deal of improvement last year. I was looking forward to seeing him help re-establish our program over the next two years."
Boone joins the other two players in his recruiting class, former coach Bill Guthridge's last, as transfers. Guard Brian Morrison announced his decision March 18. Center Neil Fingleton left during Winter Break.
Seniors Will Johnson and Jonathan Holmes will be the only players with more than one year of collegiate experience on next season's team, which will include nine scholarship players.
Boone began and ended the season as the Tar Heels' starting point guard with some ups and downs in between.
He shot 43 percent from 3-point range and averaged 3.2 assists in 2001-02 -- both team highs. He also had 7.2 points and 2.2 rebounds per game and showed more aggressiveness late in the year.
But with point guard Raymond Felton, the national high school player of the year, arriving in the fall, Boone's role was likely to diminish significantly.
Doherty said Boone was unhappy because of scrutiny he received.