Posted on: May 24, 2010 11:46 pm
Edited on: May 24, 2010 11:54 pm
Alabama's Justin Knox will transfer to North Carolina and be eligible to play next season if he finishes his undergraduate degree this summer. Upon graduation, the 6-foot-9 forward will need only to select a graduate program at North Carolina not offered at Alabama to gain immediate eligibility in the ACC.
Knox averaged 6.3 points and 3.7 rebounds in 19.8 minutes per game last season.
His presence will be a boost for North Carolina given that the Tar Heels only have two other post players (Tyler Zeller and John Henson) scheduled to be on next season's roster thanks to one player (Ed Davis) leaving school early and two others (David Wear and Travis Wear) choosing to transfer. Knox initially wanted to transfer to UAB, but Alabama would not release the in-state product to the in-state school.