UNC Basketball program among teams interested in notable transfer guard

The focus has mainly been on the big men for the UNC basketball program, but this guard has caught the Tar Heels' attention in the transfer portal.
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We've heard a lot about the UNC basketball program expressing interest in some transfer portal options, mainly within the front court.

Well, this player the Tar Heels have reached out to could become an option within their backcourt in the future.

According to Tobias Bass, North Carolina is one of a handful of teams who have reached out to Oregon State transfer Jordan Pope.

Pope, a 6-foot-2 guard from Oakley, California, spent his first two seasons with the Beavers, as his production took a major jump during his sophomore season. After averaging 12.6 points as a freshman, Pope saw his scoring numbers increase by five points in his second season at the college level, as he was able to increase his field goal percentage to 45.1% while maintaining his strong 37% from three-point land.

Of course, the UNC basketball program is awaiting the decisions of some notable players, such as RJ Davis and Harrison Ingram, as Davis' decision will be an important one to determine how the Tar Heels proceed within the transfer portal this offseason. If Davis elects to depart, Pope could be a guy that the Tar Heels put the full-court press on to add to next year's roster, as his scoring ability and collegiate experience could be very valuable for next year's squad.


Needless to say: Hubert Davis and the UNC basketball program are exploring every possible option to improve next year's roster, as they've identified Pope as someone they could see making a major impact in Chapel Hill in the future if everything pans out.

It's a very busy time in the college basketball world, as you'll likely hear more about the UNC basketball program's potential transfer portal options over the next few weeks.