It’s been a very busy week for the Carolina Basketball program, as in the last seven days Roy Williams has announced his retirement, and assistant coach Hubert Davis was hired as his successor. Davis was formally introduced on Tuesday at the Smith Center. Among things Davis was asked and talked about, Davis said that UNC would use the popular transfer portal to add the necessary talent to win at a high level. Keeping his word, today Davis offered Virginia transfer Justin McKoy.
McKoy is a 6-8 forward, who has spent the last two seasons with the Virginia Cavaliers, appearing in 33 games, despite never starting for Tony Bennett. Shortly after the ACC Tournament concluded, the conference elected to allow in conference transfers, as they were the last Power 5 conference to do so. McKoy’s career averages aren’t eye popping as he averaged 3.5 points and 3.3 rebounds in limited time with UVA. McKoy, who played high school basketball in the Tar Heel state, was the number 229 player overall in the 2019 recruiting cycle, while being the number 52 small forward, both rankings according to 247Sports.
You’re probably wondering how McKoy could help the Tar Heels next season and beyond. While his numbers don’t grab your attention, he’s been a part of an elite program during his time in college basketball. Carolina has lost 4 front court players since the season ended back in March. Hubert Davis made it known on Tuesday, Carolina needs more talent on the wing, until the post talent is restocked. There’s also a chance UNC could play a smaller lineup at times next season, and with him being 6-8, you aren’t giving up as much height, and size as possible.
McKoy joins Noah Locke, a transfer from Florida as confirmed transfers that have heard from North Carolina. Locke was contacted by Roy Williams, before Williams announced his retirement. It is expected that Hubert Davis will contact more potential transfers, as he settles into his new role as the head coach, while assembling his coaching staff.
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