Northwestern Wildcats senior forward Pete Nance has announced he will transfer to the North Carolina Tar Heels. He will use the extra year of eligibility granted to players due to the impact the coronavirus had on the 2020-21 college basketball season. Nance was considered one of the top transfers of the offseason and will head to the Tar Heels who return four of their five starters and look to compete heavily for the 2022-23 NCAA Championship. The Northwestern forward committed to the Tar Heels over the Michigan Wolverines and Illinois Fighting Illini.
— Pete Nance (@peteln22) June 18, 2022
As a senior with the Northwestern Wildcats, Pete Nance averaged 14.6 points, 6.5 rebounds, 2.7 assists, and 1.1 blocks per game. His points per game, rebounds per game, and blocks per game all led the team last season while his assists per game finished second on the team. He paired those numbers with a field goal percentage of 49.7 percent and a three-point percentage of 45.2 percent. While he tested the 2022 NBA Draft he ultimately decided to return to college. The goal at North Carolina will be to compete for a National Championship and improve his NBA Draft stock for 2023.
Pete Nance heading to UNC.
The 6-foot-10 forward veraged 14.6 points and 6.5 boards last season at Northwestern. He’s also a MUCH-improved perimeter shooter.
This puts North Carolina at my Preseason No. 1 over Gonzaga. https://t.co/Fzke93mLkD
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) June 18, 2022
The North Carolina Tar Heels will once again look to complete a redemption tour and win another National Championship. While the team was already considered favorites, the addition of Pete Nance gives Head Coach Hubert Davis even more firepower in his second season as the Head Coach of the Tar Heels.