The return of Armando Bacot has piqued the interest of a UNC transfer target

Unc Transfer Target Takes Note Of Armando Bacot Return

Former Texas Tech shooter Terrence Shannon Jr. has recently joined the NCAA transfer portal. He is already looking forward to the return of UNC big man Armando Bacot Jr., who recently joined the portal.

Although Brady Manek will always be a Tar Heel at heart, the 23-year-old shooter is no longer eligible to play for UNC next season.

Despite Manek’s absence, the remaining four core members of the Iron Fiv e — Caleb Love, Armando Bacot Jr., R.J. Davis, and Leaky Black — are all expected to return to Chapel Hill.

On social media, at least one of the Iron Five has confirmed their return: Armando Bacot Jr. made his UNC return official, promising to do his best to run it back and win the chip this time.

While Bacot Jr. and his teammates received praise from across the NCAA and the NBA, one player in particular was moved by Bacot Jr.’s emotional pledge to return. In the Sweet 16 round of March Madness, Duke beat Texas Tech.

Terrence Shannon Jr., a Texas Tech shooter who was on the team, tweeted his thoughts on Bacot Jr.’s decision to leave.

Terrence Shannon Jr. could take over as Brady Manek’s replacement for the UNC Tar Heels

Shannon Jr. recently shared an emotional update about his collegiate basketball career, but instead of answering whether or not he would enter the NBA Draft, he announced that he would be transferring from Texas Tech.

Shannon Jr. will be able to play for the next two years, giving UNC some continuity as it tries to build on its championship-caliber team.

It’s also worth noting that Shannon Jr. has prior ties to the University of North Carolina program. North Carolina was one of Shannon Jr.’s top six teams when he entered college in 2019, according to Tar Heels Wire. Shannon Jr. was also a teammate of Bacot Jr. when they were in high school at IMG Academy.

Shannon Jr. averaged 11.0 points per game, 3.6 rebounds, and 1.4 assists during his three years at Texas Tech. With the return of Bacot Jr., UNC basketball could have a big advantage over other schools in the NCAA transfer market.