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Heel Tough Blog: Tar Heels Forward Target Heading Elsewhere

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The Tar Heels search for a big man has been a rough go so far this offseason. The search for a stretch four isn’t going better, especially after the news that came down on Monday afternoon.


According to a report from Joe Tipton of On3 Sports, Kentucky transfer forward Adou Thiero has committed to join his former coach, John Calipari, and Arkansas. Calipari made a late push in this recruitment after it looked like it was going to come down to the Tar Heels and the hometown Pittsburgh Panthers. Instead, he will head to Fayetteville as part of a Kentucky-heavy transfer group that the Razorbacks are bringing in.


Thiero was expected to enter the NBA Draft earlier this offseason, but chose to not even test the waters and stay in college last week. This past season, Thiero averaged 7.2 points per game while shooting 49% from the field, and 32% from behind the arc. He drastically improved his scoring output, and his field goal efficiency from his freshman season, where he averaged 2.3 points per game, on 35%.


With Thiero off the board, the Tar Heel now have to reset things in their search to find Harrison Ingram’s replacement. While there are still some good options out there, this is certainly not the way this staff thought this roster build was going to go.


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2 comentários


James Spainhour
James Spainhour
07 de mai.

It's not hard to find guys who want to play for UNC. Go after those guys and quit begging for scrubs who are playing one school against another. We've got a great team already. Any more additions will just be a bonus.

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Alan Caviness
Alan Caviness
07 de mai.

None. We have three 6'9" guys in Withers, High, and Brown, a 6'10" in Washington. Get them working together during the summer. We will be fine.

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