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Warriors get transfer commitment from North Carolina grad

Justin McKoy, a 6-foot-8 forward at North Carolina, is committed to play with the University of Hawai’i basketball team for the 2023-24 season. Yes, he is transferring from THE North Carolina Tar Heels.

McKoy was a senior reserve this past season, appearing in just 11 games and recording a total of 19 points and 13 rebounds. As a junior in the 2021-22 season, he appeared in 30 games off the bench, and even received two minutes of court time in the Tar Heels’ national championship game loss to Kansas.

McKoy will be a graduate transfer with only one season of eligibility at Hawai’i. He is originally from Raleigh, N.C., and averaged 24.7 points and 10.6 rebounds per game as a high school senior at Panther Creek in 2019.

He played his first two seasons of college basketball at Virginia before transferring to North Carolina. He averaged 2.5 points and 2.3 rebounds during his two seasons with the Cavaliers. McKoy did not play in North Carolina’s season-ending loss last month, which came against Virginia in the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament.

McKoy announced his commitment via social media (the graphic above is from his Twitter account).

He is the second transfer to commit to Hawai’i for the 2023-24 season. Matthue Cotton, a 6-5 guard, is transferring from Yale and will have one season of eligibility with the Warriors.

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