By R.L. Bynum
Given the way that rosters fluctuate, you figured that there would be departures on Carolina’s roster and the first one will be Anthony Harris.
The 6–4 guard, who has battled injuries his entire career and averaged 2.6 points while playing solid defense in about 12 minutes per game last season, entered the transfer portal on Wednesday.
“After lots of prayer and speaking with my family, I have decided to enter my name in the transfer portal,” Harris said in a social media post. “It has been an honor to be a part of the UNC family. Thank you for your continued support throughout my time here. To the coaches and staff, thank you for everything. To my teammates, I will cherish the brotherhood and many memories and wish you guys all the best.”
The school never explained why he was ineligible for the rest of the season when he was ruled out starting with the Georgia Tech game on Jan. 15. He remained with the team and sat on the bench, although never in uniform, for the rest of the season.
“I loved coaching ‘Ant’ for two years as an assistant coach and this year as head coach,” Coach Hubert Davis said. “He’s exactly the type of player and person we want to be part of our program. I admire his toughness and perseverance to fight through a number of obstacles in his time here. I’m going to miss him. No matter where ‘Ant’ goes, he will always be a Tar Heel. I want him to always be able to call Chapel Hill home.”
In three seasons, he played 35 games and scored 122 points. His best game as a Tar Heel was 14 points in the 74–64 win over UCLA on Dec. 21, 2019.
He tore his left ACL during his senior season in high school in Fairfax, Va. Three weeks after his first UNC game in December 2019, he tore his right ACL and was out until January 2021.
He has three years of remaining eligibility.
Potential UNC roster
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