Dontrez Styles talks about why he left UNC ahead of new decision

The UNC basketball program has a tough road this offseason; it needs to replace six players who entered the transfer portal.

Among those who left UNC by entering the portal was former four-star forward Dontrez Styles. After two seasons at North Carolina, Styles made the tough decision to leave the program and drew significant interest from teams right away.

Now, Styles is down to his final four programs. He plans to decide among Georgetown, NC State, East Carolina and South Carolina. Before he does that, he talked about leaving UNC and how hard it was for him.

Here is what Styles said on his weekly “Tuesdays with Trez” segment of “The Bryan Hanks Show” via Tar Heel Tribune:

“I want to play and get back to it,” Styles said. “It’s a great program. I enjoyed my time here but ready to move on to my next chapter. It was very sad because two years here, I’m used to it. When you’re used to something and it’s time for a change, it’s really sad.”

It’s hard to blame Styles for leaving. His playing time decreased from his freshman season to last year. Going into this past season, he was expected to take on a bigger role but only appeared in 15 games and played 5.9 minutes per game.

The hope is that Hubert Davis can learn from not playing his bench much last season. Otherwise UNC could see more roster turnover due to it.

Styles hopes to have a decision regarding his new school on Sunday.

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