The UNC basketball program will have a third departure in the transfer portal in less than a week since the season ended.
Per Joe Tipton of On3, Kinston native Dontrez Styles is expected to enter the transfer portal and find a new program to continue his college career. The 6-foot-6, 210-pound small forward was a four-star recruit as part of UNC’s two-man 2021 recruiting class.
He played in 30 games in his freshman season, averaging 5.8 minutes per game for Hubert Davis. In 2022-23, he appeared in just 15 games and averaged 5.9 minutes per game. He missed time in December with a broken bone in his hand, but it felt like Styles fell down the pecking order in terms of Davis’ bench rotation.
NEWS: North Carolina guard Dontrez Styles plans to enter the transfer portal, he tells @On3sports.
Former 4⭐️ recruit.
— Joe Tipton (@TiptonEdits) March 17, 2023
Styles was ranked No. 66 overall, No. 13 small forward and No. 2 in the state of North Carolina per the 247Sports recruiting rankings for the 2021 class.