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Former UNC guard Jalek Felton signs with pro team in Slovenia

Former North Carolina point guard Jalek Felton has signed a contract to play professionally with Olimpija Lubiana — a Slovenian club team.

Felton played in 22 games as a freshman in 2017-18; this included one start — the season opener against Northern Iowa. However, in late January, Felton was suspened. Felton never returned for the Tar Heels; a little over a month later, in early March, Felton withdrew from the school.

The 6-foot-3 Felton, who is the nephew of former UNC guard Raymond Felton, played just 213 minutes for UNC. He averaged 2.9 points (38.7 FG%) and 1.6 assists. A former blue chip recruit out of South Carolina, 247 Sports rated Felton as the No. 1 combo guard in the 2017 class.

With Felton outside of the program, North Carolina has a bit of a vacuum at the point guard position — for the first time since 2012. Marcus Paige is long gone; Joel Berry is with the Lakers in Summer League. Plus, Theo Pinson is gone, too, signed to a two-way deal with the Nets.

Next season, Roy Williams and the Tar Heels will have to rely on a trio of players to fill the void: junior Seventh Woods, and freshmen Coby White and Rechon Black.

 

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