Jeremiah Franis has entered the NCAA transfer portal. For the second time this offseason, a North Carolina basketball player will transfer out of the program. The decision from Francis comes two weeks after veteran PF/C Brandon Huffman left the program, too.
Source: North Carolina freshman Jeremiah Francis is transferring out of Chapel Hill.
The Pickerington Central graduate is looking for a new home, at any level, in any conference.
Francis played in 16 games this year, averaging 3.3 points, 1.3 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game
— Zach Fleer (@ZachFleer270) April 23, 2020
As a freshman, Francis appeared in 16 games (3 starts) while backing up Cole Anthony and dealing with injuries. He missed the first eight games of the season. Francis went on to average 3.3 points and 1.6 assister per game, while shooting 22.7 percent from the field.
A former 3-star prospect from Ohio, Francis went through two knee surgeries before he even arrived at North Carolina. This included a microfracture procedure in Aug. 2018, which cost Francis his senior season at Pickerington Central.
Despite the injuries, Francis showed a solid understanding of North Carolina’s system when he had opportunities to play. However, playing time will be tight in the backcourt next season. 5-star freshman Caleb Love is set to run the show, joined by incoming 4-star combo guard RJ Davis. Anthony Harris returns for his second season, and Leaky Black plays on the ball plenty, too.