Days after North Carolina picked up two point guards for next season, the Tar Heels are losing another.

Seventh Woods, a rising senior, announced via Instagram on Thursday afternoon that he would be leaving Carolina to use his final season of college eligibility elsewhere.

"My three years here at UNC has been nothing short of amazing," Woods wrote. "Two regular season championships, a national championship and group of brothers that I would cherish for life. I wouldn’t go back and change any decision I’ve made but I do feel like it’s time for a change, with that being said I plan on finishing my academic and basketball career elsewhere."

Woods, ranked No. 48 in the Class of 2016 by 247Sports, battled injuries throughout his time as a Tar Heel, showing only flashes of the ability that made him a YouTube sensation as a prep star. In 94 career games, Woods averaged 1.8 points and 1.5 assists in 8.7 minutes, playing behind star point guards Joel Berry and Coby White.

More healthy than he's been at any point at Carolina this season, Woods was a valuable backup point guard off the bench, averaging 2.5 points and 2.1 assists, showing more of the burst and athleticism that made him a high-school phenom.

Last October, Woods talked openly about the difficulties that came with failing to live up to the lofty expectations that fans had for him when he arrived in Chapel Hill, with particularly harsh reactions on social media.

“People don’t care about your feelings on social media,” he said. “They can hide behind a computer screen and they can literally say whatever. If you respond you're the bad guy; if you don’t, you’re just reading it and trying to take it all in. Social media can definitely be detrimental to someone if they’re dealing with something. … Taking a break from social media helped me a lot. I was free – care-free.”

Teammate Kenny Williams saw a new Woods coming into his junior season.

“You can see a difference. It’s harder for him to build that confidence because he hasn’t been on the floor as much, but he had this summer where he wasn’t injured,” Williams said. “You could see his confidence rising and he’s believing in himself a lot more than he used to. It’s shown in the way he’s played and the way he’s attacking the game.”

With Woods on his way out, the Tar Heels return Leaky Black, Andrew Platek and Robinson in the backcourt, with freshmen Cole Anthony and Anthony Harris set to arrive this summer.

It's unclear if Woods will be a graduate transfer who's immediately eligible to play elsewhere or if he'll be forced to sit out next season. Either way, the veteran point guard will have plenty of suitors willing to give him a fresh start and another chance to unlock his potential.

A native of Columbia, S.C., Woods was recruited by C.B. McGrath at Carolina before he moved on to take the head coaching job at UNC Wilmington. 

"To the coaches, thank you so much for giving me an opportunity and helping me grow as a player and a man," Woods wrote. "To my teammates... y’all know what’s up I love y’all forever and will always cherish what we have been through and accomplished as a group. To any and everyone who has help me overcome the struggles throughout my college career, I am forever thankful. I’m a firm believer that everything happens for a reason and the best is yet to come!"

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