North Carolina has gone a long way to solidifying its 2019-20 roster over the last few weeks, and it continued to do so Thursday.
Justin Pierce, a graduate transfer from William & Mary, committed to Roy Williams and the Tar Heels, giving them an experienced wing who averaged 14.9 points, 8.9 rebounds and 4.1 assists per game last year.
“I’m excited to announce that I am a Tar Heel!” Pierce announced on social media. “North Carolina offers me the best opportunity to chase my dreams on and off the court. While playing on the biggest stage, I will also be earning mu MBA and building lifelong connections that will help me pursue my goal of working in the front office of an NBA organization after my playing career ends.”
Pierce, who also visited Michigan and Notre Dame, is the latest addition for Williams and Co. as it remakes its roster for next season. The Tar Heels already secured a commitment from Cole Anthony, a top-five player int he 2019 class, as well as top-75 recruit Anthony Harris and graduate transfer Christian Keeling of Charleston Southern. Armondo Bacot, a top-25 player, is also part of the 2019 class.
North Carolina is losing its top-five scorers from last year’s team that was a No. 1 seed, went 29-7 and advanced to the Sweet 16, but has already made major progress is reloading with its spring recruiting.