Mar 9, 2022; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Northwestern Wildcats forward Pete Nance (22) reacts to a made basket in the game against the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Gainbridge Fieldhouse. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

Larry Nance Sr. is one of the most underrated players of his era, making the NBA All-Star game three times in his 14-year NBA career.

He also has two sons who are making their mark in the basketball world. Larry Nance Jr. is a seven-year NBA veteran, and Pete Nance is currently in the transfer portal after playing his senior year at Northwestern last season. His fourth year at Northwestern was an impressive one, finishing the year with a career-high 14.6 points per game along with 6.5 rebounds.

Nance is considered one of the top players in the transfer portal, and he has now officially released a statement regarding his transfer decision. Nance posted the statement on his social media, thanking his teammates and coaches at Northwestern for all they have done for him during his time there.

“My Northwestern Family, Thank you all so much for the last four years, and for forming me into the man I am today. We’ve been through some high highs and some low lows, but all for an experience that I wouldn’t trade for the world. To my coaches, support staff, and teammates, thank you all for supporting and encouraging me throughout my career and making memories that will last a lifetime. I’m super proud to say that I have graduated from such an amazing university like Northwestern, and the N truly never comes off – I’ll always be a wildcat!”

Along with this statement, he posted a picture of himself in a North Carolina Tar Heels uniform, confirming his commitment to play for UNC in his final year of eligibility.

UNC just missed out on winning the NCAA championship this past season, narrowly losing to the Kansas Jayhawks in the National Championship back in April. They will be returning a large part of their roster from that team, including Armando Bacot and Caleb Love next year.

With the addition of an impact player like Nance next year, they should be the outright favorite to return to the National Championship in the 2022-23 season.

[Pete Nance]

About Reice Shipley

Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Sports Media. He previously worked at Barrett Sports Media and is a fan of all things Syracuse sports.