A day after Seventh Woods announced his intentions to transfer, the Heels bring in a transfer of their own in Christian Keeling.
Keeling announced his commitment on Twitter.
My mother always told me that if it is in your heart💙 then don’t keep it hidden. My family & I decided to announce my decision earlier! This is an honor and tribute to you Mama👸🏽You will always live through me🙏🏽— Christian Keeling (@BasktballPower) April 27, 2019
I Love You Mama😘 but with that being said..#BlueCollarKid pic.twitter.com/8SoHxtfBp9
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As a junior at Charleston Southern in the Big South Conference, Keeling averaged 18.7 points, 6.8 rebounds, and 2.8 assists per game. He did it on the back of 46.5% shooting from the floor and 38.0% from three. Most will focus on the scoring numbers, but averaging almost seven rebounds from the perimeter may be more pleasing to the coaching staff. (He will have to clean up his 2.7 turnovers per game).
Those numbers were rewarded with a 2018-19 First-Team All-Big South selection. That’s an improvement on his sophomore campaign when he was named Second-Team All-Big South. If he can maintain those efforts against ACC talent, he’ll be a dangerous replacement on the wing for the Heels.
Projected to slide into the “2” spot after the departure of Kenny Williams, there are similarities between the two shooting guards. At 6-4 and 175 pounds, Keeling is comfortable shooting from deep (6.3 attempts per game), coming off screens and exploiting holes in the defense to nail mid-range jumpers. He is equally comfortable getting up court in transition, whether he initiates a fast break or flies up the wing to get behind the defense.