Another UNC women's basketball transfer is staying within the ACC

Two former UNC women's basketball players are now set to continue their college careers within the Atlantic Coast Conference.
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We're starting to get more news about student-athletes currently in the transfer portal, as we now know the destinations of some of the former UNC women's basketball program.

Alexandra Zelaya announced her commitment to UNCW, while Anya Poole will stay in the ACC for her final collegiate season as a member of the Clemson Tigers.

RyLee Grays will follow Poole's lead by staying within the Atlantic Coast Conference, as she has committed to Amaka Agugua-Hamilton and the Virginia Cavaliers.

Appearing in just five games this season, Grays played a season-high seven minutes and recorded four points against Western Carolina on December 15. From that point on, Grays didn't see much action, as she made one appearance that lasted less than a minute.

With the frontcourt depth that the UNC women's basketball program currently possesses, playing time would probably have been tough to come by. That likely led to Grays' decision to transfer, as she'll look for more of an opportunity at Virginia.

The Cavaliers put together a 16-16 campaign in 2023-2024, including a 7-11 record in conference play. Grays hopes to be a key contributor for a squad that looks to make some noise in the conference not only in 2024-2025, but for many years to come.

For the Tar Heels, there's still some moves to make, as Courtney Banghart and her staff are working diligently to put together the best possible roster for the upcoming season.