Sophomore wing Destiny Adams, who averaged 17 minutes per game for the UNC women’s basketball team this season, is entering the transfer portal. Adams made the announcement on her Instagram page.

Adams played in all 33 games for the Tar Heels and made four starts while the team dealt with injuries. She saw her minutes more than double from her freshman to her sophomore season.

Adams’ best game came last November against South Carolina State, when she scored 23 points in just 21 minutes on 10-14 shooting. But Adams was best known for her effort on defense and the glass, frequently diving for loose balls and finding herself in the middle of scrums.

Originally from Manchester Township, N.J., Adams was named a McDonald’s All-American and the Gatorade New Jersey Girls Basketball Player of the Year in high school. She arrived in Chapel Hill as the No. 20 player in the Class of 2021.

Adams is the second player from UNC’s 2021 recruiting class to enter the transfer portal, after wing Morasha Wiggins did so following the 2021-22 season. Kayla McPherson and Teonni Key are the only remaining Tar Heels from that class, though both McPherson and Key have an additional year of eligibility after redshirting their true freshman seasons.

Adams will have two years of eligibility at her new school.


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