Less than 24 hours after failing to convince Walker Kessler to return for his sophomore season, Hubert Davis turned his attention to another transfer target, Christian Bishop from Creighton. Bishop has spent the last three seasons with the Blue Jays, and has started their last 62 games, while appearing in 90 contests overall. Bishop, a 6-7 forward, averaged a career best 11.0 points, and 6.4 rebounds this season, as Creighton made their first Sweet 16 since 1974. He’s a career 8.4 points per game scorer, and has a career field goal percentage of 65%. One thing that Bishop hasn’t displayed during his time with Creighton is a consistent outside shot, as he shot only 25% in his three seasons.
The potential of landing a transfer from Creighton is ironic, as Creighton was involved in injuring Kendall Marshall back in 2012, when the team was destined for a Final Four run. With four front court players in the transfer portal, and two others in the NBA Draft, Carolina doesn’t have the option to hold grudges with potential transfer prospects. It’s evident that Carolina will be a more guard oriented team under Hubert Davis, but Carolina still needs depth in the front court. Bishop provides that depth, despite not being a reliable outside shooter. The Tar Heels have already landed the transfer of Justin McKoy from UVA, and with 5 scholarships available, UNC will most likely use the transfer portal to fill out their roster for next season.
An area of concern at the moment, isn’t just the lack of depth, but the lack of size on the roster right now. Assuming that Armando Bacot doesn’t return, Leaky Black at 6-8 would be the tallest player on the roster. As much as UNC wants to play smaller, they still have to rebound at a high level, if they want to compete both in the ACC, and nationally. One way they can add size is with the recruitment of Jonas Aidoo, a 6-11 center from the Charlotte award, although Aidoo has yet to receive an offer from North Carolina.
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