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William & Mary guard Justin Pierce, right, drives against Ohio State forward Andre Wesson during an NCAA college basketball game in Columbus, Ohio, Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017. Ohio State won 97-62. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon)

Another day, another commitment for Roy Williams and the Tar Heels.

Graduate transfer Justin Pierce became the fourth player to choose North Carolina in the past 10 days when he announced his decision via his Twitter account on Thursday afternoon, giving the Tar Heels a total of six new players for next season.

Pierce, a versatile wing, averaged 14.9 points and 8.9 rebounds last season at William & Mary before deciding to seek another home for his final year of eligibility after Tribe coach Tony Shaver, a Carolina graduate, was fired.

Michigan and Notre Dame were Pierce's other finalists.

At 6-7, 215 pounds, Pierce has size and rebounding ability Williams covets to go along with the athleticism to step outside and knock down jumpers, shooting better than 41 percent from beyond the arc as a sophomore before dipping to 32 percent last season.

In addition to joining the Tar Heels on the court, Pierce wrote that pursuing an MBA at Carolina will help him toward his goal of eventually working in an NBA front office after his playing career ends.

His commitment wraps up a busy recruiting season for the Tar Heels, who got commitments from five-star guard Cole Anthony and four-star guard Anthony Harris on April 23 before adding Christian Keeling, a graduate transfer from Charleston Southern on April 26.

Meanwhile, Seventh Woods, a rising senior guard, announced his intent to transfer in an Instagram post on April 25.

Keeling and Pierce will join Brandon Robinson as seniors in the Carolina rotation, in addition to reserves Caleb Ellis.

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