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Handful of teams reach out to Dontrez Styles

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Since entering the transfer portal, former UNC basketball player Dontrez Styles has received plenty of interest from other Division I programs.

Earlier this week, Dontrez Styles entered the transfer portal, becoming the third UNC basketball player to do so since the season came to a close.

To no surprise, Styles has heard from multiple programs so far, especially one that wonโ€™t make Tar Heels fans very happy.

According to On3โ€™s Jamie Shaw, Styles has heard from various programs, including ACC-rival NC State. West Virginia, LSU, and Providence are among the notable teams to express interest thus far.

Even though he struggled to find a role in the Tar Heelsโ€™ regular rotation, Styles still possesses a ton of upside. Not only is he a player who has multiple seasons of eligibility remaining, but is a physical player who could provide athleticism when on the floor.

NC Stateโ€™s presence in his recruitment shouldnโ€™t be a surprise, given that they were heavily involved the first time around. It also wouldnโ€™t be a surprise to see Vanderbilt jump into the mix, as Styles played for former Tar Heel Jerry Stackhouseโ€™s travel basketball program (as both are Kinston, North Carolina natives).

Itโ€™s still early in the process, and itโ€™s expected that Styles will take his time to figure out his next landing spot. As one of the top-ranked transfers available, Styles will have plenty of options to choose from this offseason.

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