And this is likely the main reason all 3 transferred.
I suspect that Tony said as much given their performances. He may have told them that we are looking for a 2 and a 4 and possibly 3 and a 5 in the transfer market or some combination of that. Couple that with end-of-year feedback and what-you-need-to-do going forward, and it’s easier to see why Morsell, McCoy and JAR jumped into the portal.
No doubt in my mimd that Tony knew we were too soft or finessee for his liking; he was going to change that; and that meant McCoy and JAR minutes might not increase much.
I think Morsell’s departure was inevitable, esp given that Tony felt playing 2 1s that produced little offense was better than substituting Morsell any more than he already had. I liked Casey, but there is no doubt we saw who he was. And JAR wasnt even beating out Morsell for PT.
While McCoy showed some potential, I think it was limited. With or without McCoy, Tony was gonna go after a more physical 4. And given McCoy saw himself as a 3, which he might be at a mid major, he decided to hit the road. But McCoy will be no more of a 3 at UNC than Kessler was a 3 at UNC. McCoy is not a big time outside shooter for a 3. He isn’t a slasher like a good 3. And he isnt strong or big enough for a good 4. But at least he will be close to home.
Similar things could be said about JAR. Not strong or perhaps even quick enough to get to the rim. Handle wasnt as good as Morsell, nor was his D. And his outside shooting likely was not as good as McCorcle. Then you have Taine coming in who seems to be quicker, a better shooter and able to get to the rim.