Ex-UNC big man Walker Kessler says he's transferring to Auburn
Despite being a McDonald’s All-American, Walker Kessler didn’t play much for most of his freshman season with North Carolina. Nell Redmond-USA TODAY Sports

Former North Carolina big man Walker Kessler announced his transfer decision on Monday.

Kessler posted a photo of Auburn’s logo on his Instagram page and added the following caption:

“I am excited to play for a great coach at an awesome school and be close to home and my family. War eagle!” Kessler wrote.

Kessler was a McDonald’s All-American and didn’t play much for most of his freshman season with North Carolina. He started to see increased minutes late in the season for the Tar Heels. He scored 20 points in one late February game against Florida State and had his first and only double-double of the season against Notre Dame in March.

Kessler’s departure from North Carolina was said to be one of the final reasons Roy Williams retired.

Auburn, which is coming off a 13-14 season, made the Final Four in 2019.

This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.

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