Grad transfer Justin Pierce picks North Carolina

William & Mary graduate transfer Justin Pierce announced his commitment to North Carolina today.

Pierce chose North Carolina over Michigan and Notre Dame.

Michigan still has at least one scholarship to fill after Jordan Poole announced he plans to stay in the NBA Draft. The Wolverines most likely will have two spots open with Ignas Brazdeikis leaning toward remaining in the NBA Draft.

Michigan has been linked to German wing Franz Wagner, 2019 guard Nah’Shon Hyland along with other graduate transfer targets including Oakland’s Jaevin Cumberland and Texas A&M Corpus Christi’s Kareem South.

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  1. poppinfresh

    i know we cant land EVERY recruit and the top 5 recruits in every class, but its amazing to me that our development track record still doesn’t speak louder

    the fact that pierce mentions business school and off the court as advantage carolina is also laughable

    prestige? playing for unc? that i get

  2. Voltron_Blue

    Here’s a possibility based on no info…

    Is it possible he didn’t get accepted into Michigan’s MBA program? Awfully hard for anyone to get that done without professional experience.

  3. Nick

    Happy for the guys who would have lost PT to Pierce (Johns, Nunez, Wilson). Those guys have been committed to the program for a while and it would have been tough for a grad transfer to come in at the last second and steal their minutes. I know they could still add someone (fingers crossed on Franz), but I like this team as is.

  4. kneeler

    2019-20 Non-Conference Games

    Bad Boy Mowers Battle 4 Atlantis
    Field: Alabama, Gonzaga, Iowa State, Michigan, North Carolina, Oregon, Seton Hall, Southern Miss
    Dates: November 27-29th

  5. umhoops

    Was away from the computer all afternoon and it really looks like everyone took the Pierce decision well. :face_with_raised_eyebrow:

    Tough miss but it is funny to see the reaction – or the outrage that Michigan could lose a basketball recruit to UNC – especially considering how many people claimed to be lukewarm on his game.

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