Saturday, May 17, 2008
Stepheson Leaving North Carolina
North Carolina sophomore forward Alex Stepheson has announced that he is leaving the Tar Heels and will transfer to another school. "My family is dealing with some health challenges at this time, and as a result I have made the decision to transfer to be closer to home," Stepheson said in a statement. He missed two games in January to be with his father, who has heart-related health issues. Head coach Roy Williams said he understands the decision to leave. "I am extremely, extremely disappointed, but I feel so great about Alex that I understand his decision to transfer," he said in the release. "He is a wonderful kid. I thoroughly enjoyed coaching him and know that he would have contributed so much more in the next two years." Stepheson averaged 4.3 points and 4.5 rebounds last season.