The final domino fell on Friday in what’s been a summer of depletion for the North Carolina women’s basketball team.
All-ACC forward Stephanie Mavunga, who was granted her release by UNC to purse a transfer on June 19, took to Twitter to announce she is transferring to Ohio State. She is the third Tar Heel to transfer this summer.
THE Ohio State University ! ⭕️
Mavunga, who averaged 14.4 points and a team-best 9.6 rebounds per game during the 2014-15 season, is the fourth and final member of UNC’s top-ranked 2013 recruiting class to transfer. She joins guards Jessica Washington, Allisha Gray and Diamond DeShields.
Washington, who shot 36.4 percent on 3-pointers during the 2014-15 season, announced her decision to transfer in May. She elected to transfer to Kansas in late June.
Gray, who led UNC with 15.8 points per game during the 2014-15 season en route to earning All-ACC honors, was granted her release to pursue a transfer on June 16. She announced on June 19 that she was transferring to South Carolina.
DeShields, who was the Tar Heels’ top recruit from the 2013 class, transferred to Tennessee following her freshman season.
In the Notice of Allegations sent by the NCAA to UNC this summer, the women’s basketball team was shown to be heavily involved in the athletic-academic scandal.
The NCAA enforcement staff alleged Jan Boxill, a former academic adviser for the team, provided players with impermissible academic assistance and benefits.