Since the announcement that the UNC men’s basketball team would not accept its bid to the NIT, six Tar Heels have entered the transfer portal.
North Carolina will have two veterans returning in senior forward Armando Bacot and junior guard RJ Davis. The Tar Heels will also add two four-star recruits to the team next season — combo guard Simeon Wilcher and power forward Zayden High — as well as former Brown guard Paxson Wojcik, who committed to UNC on Monday.
With the departure of Puff Johnson, Tyler Nickel, Will Shaver, Dontrez Styles, Justin McKoy and Caleb Love, UNC has six scholarship spots available for the upcoming season. Given the state of the current roster, head coach Hubert Davis will likely be looking to add an experienced wing player and other contributors to fill vacant roles.
Here’s a look at where UNC’s depth chart stands as of now:
On Monday, the Tar Heels' roster took a hit with the transfer announcement of Love, who led the team in scoring this past season with 16.7 points per game.
A former five-star recruit, Love will likely be remembered most for his postseason run in the 2022 NCAA Tournament — especially his 3-point shot over the outstretched arms of Mark Williams against Duke in the Final Four game. Love struggled with his shot selection this season, shooting under 30 percent from behind the arc while leading the team in 3-point attempts with 244.
RJ Davis will have to step up in Love's absence, and — assuming that they return for next season — Seth Trimble and D’Marco Dunn should also see more minutes. Wojcik, who shot 38 percent from deep at Brown last season, is likely to provide some shooting, while incoming guard Simeon Wilcher, scouted as a versatile finisher, will enter Chapel Hill expected to make an impact in the fall.