All-ACC center Stephanie Mavunga has decided to transfer from North Carolina to Ohio State, per multiple sources.
Ohio State has landed North Carolina transfer Stephanie Mavunga, per multiple sources. Mavunga, an All-ACC performer last year with the Tarheels, decided on the Scarlet and Gray over Tennessee and Kentucky.
Earlier this summer, she made her decision to leave North Carolina and Mavunga had this to say at the time of her decision:
“It’s with a heavy heart that I have asked for, and been granted permission to talk to other teams and explore transfer opportunities,” said Mavunga. “I wish to thank Coach Hatchell, the whole coaching staff and my teammates and fans for their support over the two years I’ve spent in Chapel Hill. I have nothing but great things to say about the program and I am very grateful for the mentorship and development that I received along the way at UNC. They have helped me tremendously!
“From the big things to the little things, they’ve been a part of my greatest support system. I was molded into a player who earned first team All-ACC honors, and was even blessed with the opportunity to represent my country in Canada during the Pan American games this summer. I wish everyone in the program the best of success. I have decided to look at transfer opportunities for personal reasons. As we all know, once a Tar Heel, always a Tar Heel.”
Adding the talented post gives the Buckeyes a true chance at National Championship contention, especially when paired with top-flight guard Kelsey Mitchell. Mavunga was North Carolina’s second-leading scorer at 14.4 points per game.
She was the last piece of the heralded 2013 class, that have all since left the Tar Heels program.