UNC Women's Basketball: Freshman forward enters the transfer portal

After seeing very little playing time as a freshman, Rylee Grays has elected to enter her name in the transfer portal.
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We didn't see much of Rylee Grays during her freshman season, but it appears as if she's set to depart the UNC women's basketball program this offseason.

Grays has entered her name into the transfer portal, according to Talia Goodman. She becomes the fifth UNC women's basketball player to enter the transfer portal, joining underclassmen Paulina Paris and Teonni Key along with fifth-year seniors Anya Poole and Alexandra Zelaya (who have an extra season of eligibility but were expected to pursue other opportunities elsewhere).

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.

Assuming that all the remaining underclassmen (along with graduate student Lexi Donarski) return, the UNC women's basketball program will have five scholarships to work with. The pending decisions of potential fifth-year players Deja Kelly and Alyssa Ustby will also have major implications on next season's roster.

This is the current world of college basketball, as plenty of teams across the country are dealing with roster movement. For Courtney Banghart and the UNC women's basketball program, the goal is to add additional talent to build the best possible roster for the 2024-2025 season, as the goal is to once again be a competitive squad come NCAA Tournament time.


Let's see what Banghart and her staff have up their sleeves as they look to build their roster for next season.