UNC loses another frontcourt player as Garrison Brooks enters transfer portal, sources say

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Saturday, April 10, 2021
Garrison Brooks plays in his final game for North Carolina, against Wisconsin during the first round of the NCAA tournament on March 19.

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (WTVD) -- North Carolina forward Garrison Brooks has entered the transfer portal, sources familiar with the situation told the News and Observer.

Brooks was the preseason ACC Player of the Year.

In the portal, Brooks joins Walker Kessler and Sterling Manley. Freshman Day'Ron Sharpe is headed to the draft while Armando Bacot will test the waters of the draft, leaving the door open for a return to UNC.

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