It took some time, but Hubert Davis was finally able to add to his roster for the 2022-23 season, as Northwestern transfer Pete Nance announced his decision to join the North Carolina program. Nance who withdrew from the NBA Draft a few weeks ago, became a priority for UNC after they missed out on Baylor transfer Matthew Mayer. Last season, Nance averaged 14.6 points, on 50% shooting, including shooting 45% from behind the three-point line. FOr his career with the Wildcats, Nance averaged 9.6 points, and 5.4 rebounds, while shooting 46% from the field, and 36% from behind the arc.
What does Nance bring to UNC? At 6-10, Carolina will be just as tall and long as they were last season with Brady Manek in the lineup. The offense may look different from last season, even with Nance’s improved perimeter shooting, he isn’t the perimeter player that Manek was. Nance will also allow Hubert Davis to give Armando Bacot extended rests periods, as Nance can slide down to the 5. The added depth in the front court will be a blessing for this team, as it’s unknown how ready Will Shaver will be to contribute, and how healthy Jalen Washington’s knees will be over the course of the season.
Nance may not have been the first choice for Carolina, but he fills a void left behind, for a team that will enter the 2022-23 season as one of the favorites to win the national championship.
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