Having been suspended from the University of North Carolina previously, freshman point guard Jalek Felton has withdrawn from the Unviersity of Chapel Hill, per his lawyer Kerry Washington:
It is a disappointing and abrupt end to the career of one of UNC’s most hyped recruits in some time, between his high school pedigree and legacy status. Felton’s time as a Tar Heel was turbulent throughout, starting with academic issues hindering him from participating in summer practice and continuing as he received the same notes about intensity and defense seemingly over and over again while struggling to earn significant playing time as a backup point guard. He finished his Tar Heel career having played in 22 games, averaging 9.7 minutes and 2.1 points per contest.
With his departure, the picture at UNC’s point guard position can now be projected with more confidence. The Heels will finish the year with Seventh Woods and Kane Ma backing up Joel Berry. After losing Berry and Ma to graduation, the position in 2018 will be filled by a combination of Woods, K.J. Smith, and incoming freshmen Coby White and Rechon “Leaky” Black, the last of whom will likely play a variety of positions. UNC also has a commitment from Class of 2019 point guard Jeremiah Francis.
We at Tar Heel Blog wish Felton the best in his future endeavors.