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Heel Tough Blog: Where Should Tar Heels Look Now for Ingram’s Replacement?

Updated: May 9

The Tar Heels are in the midst of resetting their transfer portal targets at both the big man and stretch four spots. Earlier this week, we laid out the guys that we think the staff should now look at to try to get that big man and now it’s time to look at the stretch four spot. Here are some names that we think the staff should be considering to find Harrison Ingram’s replacement.

Arthur Kaluma SF/Kansas State

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Kaluma is back in the portal after a career year at Kansas State and probably has the most complete game of the guys remaining at the position. He finished this past season averaging 14.4 points and 7.0 rebounds per game, the latter of which was a team-high. Prior to his season in Manhattan, he had a successful two year stint at Creighton where he averaged 11.1 points and 5.7 rebounds per game. The one concern with Kaluma is that he has struggled to shoot the three at times, but he is coming off his best shooting season from beyond the arc of his career.

Jaylen Wells SF/Washington State

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Wells isn’t quite the same type of player that Ingdam was, but he has the size and will be the three-and-D player this team is searching for. In his lone season with Washington State, he averaged 12.6 points per game and shot 43.6% overall and 41.7% from beyond the arc. The biggest reason for hesitation here is the lack of rebounding that he provides. He averaged 4.6 rebounds this season despite his 6’8, 205 lbs. frame. Even with those questions around his rebounding, this is a guy that the staff should take a serious look at.

Trazarien White SF/UNC-Wilmington

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White is the non-power conference name that the Tar Heels should be taking a look at. He has been an All-CAA member each of the last years and is coming off an outstanding junior season. He averaged 19.8 points and 6.8 rebounds per game while shooting 49.3% from the field and 39.0% from deep. He is a high level defender at the mid-major level, but the wonder is would it translate to the power conference level? He also doesn’t shoot a high volume of threes, but with Cade Tyson in and the guards expected to be able to shoot it better from the perimeter this season, it may not be that big of a deterrent.

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