Forward Garrison Brooks of the UNC men’s basketball team, a 2019-20 second-team All-ACC selection and the 2020 Preseason ACC Player of the Year, has entered the transfer portal, sources within the program have confirmed.
Brooks has one year of college eligibility left, thanks to the changes made due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Brooks was a four-year starter at UNC, who in the 2019-2020 season averaged 16.7 points and 8.7 rebounds per game en route to being named the ACC’s Most Improved Player.
Despite being named the conference's preseason player of the year, he disappointed in his senior season, with his scoring, rebounding and assist numbers all dropping from the prior year.
Brooks is the fourth Tar Heel to announce they plan to enter into the transfer portal this off-season. The most prominent transfer besides Brooks came from Walker Kessler, who will be leaving after only a year in Chapel Hill. Walker Miller will also be entering the portal as a graduate, while Sterling Manley is leaving after injuries derailed his time in Chapel Hill.
In addition to the four transfers, both Day'Ron Sharpe and Armando Bacot have declared for the 2021 NBA Draft. Bacot is only testing the draft process and can still return to UNC, however, as he has not hired an agent.
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