Jalek Felton withdraws from North Carolina

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North Carolina freshman Jalek Felton has officially withdrawn from school, according to lawyer Kerry Sutton.

The 6-foot-3 Felton was the highest-ranked Tar Heel freshman in a five-man class this season but he’s been suspended indefinitely by the University since Jan. 30.

The nephew of former North Carolina point guard Ray Felton, Jalek contributed some off the bench this season as he appeared in 22 games, averaging 9.7 minutes per contest. Putting up 2.9 points and 1.6 assists per game, Felton struggled with his efficiency as he shot 38 percent from the field and 31 percent from three-point range.

Felton’s departure makes for an even more uncertain point guard situation at North Carolina for next season and beyond. With Joel Berry departing after this season, the Tar Heels don’t have a lot of players with experience playing point guard on next season’s roster. It’ll be interesting to see if North Carolina’s alters its 2018 recruiting focus or if they try to figure it out with someone on the roster changing positions.