UNC basketball reaches out to former recruiting target in transfer portal

It’s no secret the UNC basketball program is going to need to use the transfer portal in a big way this offseason.

Three players have already entered the portal; the latest was Dontrez Styles. As a result, Hubert Davis and his staff will be active filling out the roster using that portal. On Saturday, they reportedly reached out to another prospect.

Per Joe Tipton of On3, the Tar Heels are among the teams that have reached out to Florida guard Kowacie Reeves. He’s heard from a handful of programs, including UNC, NC State, Clemson, Arkansas, Mississippi State and Maryland.

The guard averaged 8.5 points, 2.6 rebounds and 0.5 assists while shooting 37.7% from the field.

The former five-star recruit committed to Florida after receiving 13 offers in his recruitment. North Carolina did show interest at one point but never offered the talented prospect out of Georgia.

UNC has a need on the wing. With Reeves available, it makes sense for the Tar Heels to reach out and maybe see what the interest is from the former Gators guard.

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