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North Carolina Transfer Kerwin Walton Down to Three Schools

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As first reported by On3’s Joe Tipton, North Carolina transfer Kerwin Walton is now focusing on three schools: Clemson, Memphis, and Texas Tech. Walton entered the transfer portal last month after two seasons with the Tar Heels.

The 6-foot-5 guard saw a reduction in playing time as a sophomore, averaging 3.4 points and shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc. Walton saw just 13.3 minutes of action per game, a decline from his 21 minute average as a rookie. The Hopkins, MN native appeared in two games during the Tar Heels’ National Runner-Up finish, seeing action against Marquette and Saint Peter’s.

A consensus four-star recruit, Walton burst onto the season as a freshman, becoming North Carolina’s primary three-point scorer. The former Tar Heel tallied 8.2 points and 1.8 assists, while shooting 44.4 percent from the field and 42.0 percent from three. Walton started 20 of 29 games as a diaper dandy, leading Roy Williams’ final team to the NCAA Tournament.

Walton’s three finalists survived the cut from five schools, as Kansas State and Oklahoma were removed from contention. With a decision looming, Walton will have three seasons of eligibility at his next program.

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