Kevin Keatts announced today that junior forward Shaun Kirk will be transferring out of the program and heading to UNC-Pembroke to play his final season with his brother.
Junior wing Shaun Kirk will transfer from NC State to UNC Pembroke
— Technician Sports (@TechSports) January 10, 2018
Here is what Keatts told the News & Observer.
“It’s kind of bittersweet today.What a wonderful young man. He’s always been about N.C. State. I’m excited for Shaun and Shaun is excited. He wanted to have the opportunity to go somewhere where he can have the opportunity to play a little more. He will play with his brother, who is a freshman and who is doing very well.”
Kirk’s departure won’t change NC State’s rotation much. He had only tallied 55 total minutes this season and was averaging just over 2 ppg. His exit will, however, leave NC State pretty thin. They now only have 8 eligible scholarship players and walk-on, Spencer Newman. You also lose Kirk as a practice player, but with transfers CJ Bryce, Devon Daniels and now Blake Harris all eligible to practice with the team, it shouldn’t hurt too much.
Kirk’s career at NC State will be most remembered for his high flying antics and his hunger for poster dunks.
We say goodbye with some of his greatest hits…
ppl would lose their minds if Lebron pulled this off in a game. pic.twitter.com/4xlzLWZRQX
— NYC Wolfpack (@JayminTae) December 27, 2016
Shaun Kirk may only be good at dunking but my god can he dunk pic.twitter.com/70VMXUHIBm
— Greg Olsen's Beard (@Savagethor) November 13, 2017
Shaun Kirk is your Primetime Dunk Contest Champion! ???? pic.twitter.com/pIjDddGduS
— NC State Men's Bball (@PackMensBball) October 21, 2017
Shaun Kirk making it look easy!!! pic.twitter.com/uGy64AdQVy
— Team Loaded AAU (@teamloadedaau) September 26, 2015