UNC-Wilmington hasn’t been shy in showing they are looking and targeting players from their own backyard. North Carolina has always been able to produce some interesting talent and head coach Takayo Siddle and his staff are certainly aware of that. They did a great job in securing two big commitments in the class of 2022 in Noah Ross and Nolan Hodge but it seems they weren’t done yet, as UNCW added two key transfers recently, both of which played their high school ball here in the HoopState.
It was recently announced that Nick Farrar and Eric Van der Heijden would be coming back to North Carolina to play ball, now being part of the UNCW program.
Farrar played his high school ball at Apex Friendship HS before going off to NC State, where he played in seven games. He then transferred to College of Charleston, where his numbers increased, eventually playing in 28 games, starting two of them, and averaging 5.6 points and 1.7 rebounds. Van der Heijden played his high school ball at Millbrook high school before heading off to Ole Miss, where he played in 15 games and averaged just 0.4 points per game.
With their commitments, Heijden and Farrar not only gives UNCW two key pieces and young prospects but yet two more homegrown products from North Carolina.