UNC Basketball: Roy Williams has reached out to potential transfer

UNC Basketball head coach Roy Williams has reached out to a Arkansas Little Rock graduate transfer for next season

As the North Carolina Tar Heels prepare for their Sweet 16 showdown with Auburn on Friday, it hasn’t stopped Roy Williams from thinking about the future of his program.

Yes, the focus is on the game against Auburn but Williams has had some time after practices this week to dig into next year. With Cam Johnson, Luke Maye and Kenny Williams graduating, plus both Nassir Little and Coby White likely leaving for the NBA, the Tar Heels are going to have some holes to fill.

They have a two-man recruiting class with Armando Bacot and Jeremiah Francis currently signed and they are still in the running for a few other recruits.

But the possibility of adding a graduate transfer appears to be likely.

Per ESPN’s Jeff Borzello, Williams and the Tar Heels have already reached out to Little Rock grad transfer Rayjon Tucker about next season. Tucker averaged 20.3 points and 6.7 rebounds per game for Little Rock and is a Charlotte native:

The 6-foot-5 guard shot close to 50% from the field last season and is one of the best graduate transfers out there.

But the Tar Heels aren’t the only ones showing interest.

Tucker has received interest from Tennessee, NC State, Oregon, USC, Oklahoma State, Seton Hall and Michigan among other programs. UNC reached out this week in hopes of persuading Tucker to return home to the state of North Carolina and join the program.

The last grad transfer UNC landed was Cam Johnson after he left Pitt. It was a struggle for Johnson to get to UNC, the place he wanted to be all along, but in the end the long process was worth it as he’s developed into one of the best shooters in the country.

Johnson has a chance to make a legit tournament run with the Tar Heels and compete for a national championship and Tucker may have that opportunity next season.

His transfer process is still in the early stages and with UNC reaching out now, expect things to heat up possibly next month.

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