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Grad transfer Christian Keeling commits to UNC for 2019-20 season

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Head Coach Roy Williams high-fives fans as he enters the arena for UNC's match-up against Auburn in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament on Friday, March 29, 2019 at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, M.O. UNC lost 97-80 against Auburn.

The rich get richer.

On Friday night, graduate transfer Christian Keeling capped off one of the busiest recruiting weeks in recent UNC basketball memory, announcing on Twitter that he will join the Tar Heels for the 2019-20 season. Keeling averaged 18.7 points and 6.9 rebounds last season at Charleston Southern, and will spend his final year of eligibility in Chapel Hill.

Keeling originally said he was going to commit on May 12, Mother's Day, in honor of his late mother, but changed his mind.

The commitment is the third for head coach Roy Williams in the last four days, after five-star guard Cole Anthony, one of the most prized recruits in the 2019 class, and four-star guard Anthony Harris, both committed to the Tar Heels on Tuesday.

The addition of 6-foot-4 Keeling helps shore up some concerns on the wing for North Carolina next season. Keeling is also a potent threat from 3-point range – he shot 38 percent from deep last season.

And in what is quickly becoming vintage Armando Bacot, the incoming first-year center tweeted moments after Keeling's commitment that North Carolina has one more piece to add.

In 2019-20, the Tar Heels will look to follow up a season in which they captured a share of the ACC regular season title and fell to Auburn in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament.


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