Walker Kessler transfers to Auburn

A lot has changed with North Carolina basketball over the last three weeks. The offseason started three weeks ago when freshman center Walker Kessler announced his decision to enter the transfer portal and leave UNC.

Despite new UNC head coach Hubert Davis making it clear he wanted Kessler back in Chapel Hill, the former 5-star center is transferring to Auburn for the 2021-21 season.

The 7-foot-1, 245-pound Kessler appeared in 29 games this season, averaging just 8.8 minutes per contest. Kessler averaged 4.4 points, 3.2 rebounds and 0.9 blocks per game. Kessler, however, started to come on strong over the final month of the season, including a monster performance vs. Florida State (20 points, 8 rebounds).


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