Looking to add defense and rebounds, UNC offers Virginia transfer F Justin McKoy

According to a report from Inside Carolina, North Carolina and new head coach Hubert Davis have offered a scholarship to Virginia transfer Justin McKoy.

McKoy is a 6-foot-8 power forward who spent the last two seasons playing for Tony Bennett. There are local ties to the Triangle region in North Carolina; McKoy is from nearby Cary, where he played at Panther Creek High School.

After two years in Charlottesville, McKoy — a 3-star prospect in the 2019 recruiting class — entered the transfer portal. During his two seasons with UVA, McKoy appeared in 33 games (4 starts). While on the fringe of Virginia’s rotation this season, McKoy saw action in 19 games; he averaged 3.5 points (48.3 FG%) and 3.3 rebounds per game.

McKoy never had the opportunity to show much in the way of offensive potential, though he could isolate on the occasional post-up in Virginia’s blocker-mover. In terms of skill set, McKoy is a mobile defender and a quality rebounder. McKoy is best suited to guard 4s, but he can also play center, which could make more sense depending on who else is on the floor.

As the second defender in pick-and-roll, McKoy has the ability to hard hedge or show — then recovering back to his man.

McKoy posted an 11.1 percent offensive rebound rate and 26.1 percent defensive rebound rate. Both of which are solid numbers.


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