UNC Basketball program among the finalists for Stanford transfer

There is mutual interest between the UNC basketball program and this Stanford transfer, as he has included the Tar Heels in his list of three finalists.
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According to On3's Joe Tipton, the UNC basketball program is one of three finalists for Stanford transfer Andrej Stojakovic.

The son of former NBA star Peja Stojakovic, Andrej Stojakovic averaged 7.8 points and 3.4 rebounds per game as a freshman. Mostly as a reserve, the former McDonald's All-American's best outing came against USC, a game in which he scored 20 points.

Standing at 6-foot-7, Stojakovic has drawn plenty of interest since entering the transfer portal, as plenty of programs across the country are looking for wing players who can shoot the basketball at a high level. The Tar Heels have lost plenty of scoring this offseason, as Armando Bacot and Cormac Ryan exhausted their collegiate eligibility while Harrison Ingram declared for the NBA Draft.

The Tar Heels have been linked to various shooters, including Cade Tyson, during the transfer portal period, as adding front-court depth as well as high-level floor spacers seems to be at the forefront of the program's recruiting needs. Hubert Davis and his staff will look to convince Stojakovic to make his way to Chapel Hill, but the competition will be steep.

Along with North Carolina, Kentucky and Cal are the other finalists in Stojakovic's recruitment. According to Tipton's earlier report, the former Stanford Cardinal is scheduling an official visit to Lexington this upcoming weekend.

We'll have to wait and see if an official visit to North Carolina is also in the works, but it's a very positive sign to see the Tar Heels still very much in the mix in this recruitment.