The Charlotte basketball program lost another player this week, as 6’3” guard Keyshawn Woods decided to transfer to Wake Forest on Tuesday. If you recall, Torin Dorn transferred out of Charlotte Monday, as he went to an ACC team as well when he decided to matriculate at North Carolina State.
As in the case with Dorn’s transfer (not to mention Mike Thorne as well, who transferred to Illinois in April), this was the result of a coaching change, as previous 49ers head coach Alan Major stepped down in March.
More from Dan Collins of the Winston-Salem Journal:
Before he got his crack at recruiting transfer Keyshawn Woods, Coach Danny Manning had to wait in line behind associate professor Kenny Herbst of Wake Forest’s School of Business.
“The big thing for Wake Forest, what really got me was (Herbst),” Woods said. “Before even getting in depth with Danny, talking with (Herbst) was a big part of why I chose Wake Forest.
“I’m really serious about my academics and I really liked how he was talking and everything he was saying and how he felt about Wake Forest himself.”
Woods is coming off a freshman season in which he averaged 8.4 points per game while shooting 46.6 percent from three-point range (which led all of Conference USA). He will have to sit out the 2015-16 season as per transfer rules, but will have three years of eligibility with the Demon Deacons.