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Stephanie Mavunga granted release, considering transfer

North Carolina starting center Stephanie Mavunga has been granted her release and will look into transferring, per multiple reports.

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Another star player from North Carolina has been granted permission to seek a transfer, per multiple reports. Earlier this week, Allisha Gray announced her intent to transfer and thus committed to South Carolina today. Jessica Washington also decided to leave the Tar Heels in May.

Here is some of the release from

"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."

Mavunga averaged a near double-double with 14.4 points and 9.8 rebounds per game.