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Roy Williams Meets with Grad Transfer

Tar Heels have been looking to add post depth for 2017-18 season.

North Carolina head coach Roy Williams and assistant Steve Robinson met with William & Mary graduate transfer Jack Whitman this past week, a source told Scout.

During the meeting, a UNC campus visit was scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday of this week.

Whitman, a 6-foot-9, 235-pound post player, played three seasons at William & Mary before opting to take the graduate transfer route. He'll be immediately eligible for his final season in 2017-18.

He also has visits to Clemson and George Washington scheduled in the next couple weeks, and has received additional interest from other programs.

Whitman averaged 10.1 points and 5.4 rebounds as a junior, while shooting 66-percent from the field.

UNC's meeting with Whitman came before the Tar Heels landed senior power forward Garrison Brooks on Friday night. North Carolina is losing its starting frontcourt from the national championship 2016-17 squad, and awaiting an NBA decision from center Tony Bradley. If Bradley opts to turn pro, Luke Maye will be the only post player on the 2017-18 roster with game experience. Brooks is one of three big men that will enroll at UNC next season, joining centers Brandon Huffman and Sterling Manley.

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