According to a report from Sherrell McMillan of Inside Carolina, Charleston Souther graduate transfer Christian Keeling will visit North Carolina in the middle of next week: April 23-25.
During his three-season career in the Big South Conference, Keeling emerged as a prolific scorer. In 93 career games, Keeling scored over 1,600 points; as a junior in the 2018-19 season, the 6-foot-4 combo guard scored 18.7 points per game (56.2 eFG%) with a 26.6 percent usage rate.
This season Keeling shot 38 percent on 3-point attempts — with over 46 percent on his field goal attempts (6.3 3PA per game) coming from beyond the arc. Keeling (56.5 eFG% on catch-and-shoots) also handed out 3.4 assists per game. According to Synergy Sports, Keeling scored 1.02 points per possession (59.6 eFG) out of the pick-and-roll.
— Dan McDonald (@DMcDonaldRivals) April 18, 2019
Charleston Southern grad transfer guard Christian Keeling is a major target for NC State, and the Wolfpack has made his list of finalists. Here is the latest on Keeling's recruitment ($). https://t.co/rXN8JQveCb
— Inside Pack Sports (@InsidePackSport) April 17, 2019
And another: Justin Pierce
North Carolina is in on another potential graduate transfer, too: Justin Pierce of William & Mary. Pierce, a 6-foot-7 forward, averaged 14.9 points and 8.9 rebounds per game. He ranked 73rd nationally with a defensive rebound rate of 24.4 percent. Pierce also posted an assist rate of 24.2 percent; this makes him one of five Division I players this season to have a defensive rebound rate and an assist rate of 24 percent.
He will officially visit Chapel Hill on April 28, according to a report from Evan Daniels of 247 Sports.
— Evan Daniels (@EvanDaniels) April 16, 2019
In the half court this season, Pierce shot just under 61 percent at the rim, per Synergy, which is solid. For his career, Pierce is a 34.5 percent 3-point shooter (54.5 eFG%).
Along with UNC, Pierce is also considering Michigan and ACC rival Notre Dame. Pierce visited South Bend last weekend, per Daniels.