The Charlotte 49ers’ young, guard-heavy roster is experiencing some offseason turnover.
Najee Garvin, a 6-foot-7 forward who averaged 17 points and 11 rebounds last season for Hickory’s Moravian Prep, has signed a letter-of-intent with the 49ers.
“Najee brings an extremely high level of athleticism at the four spot to our roster,” 49ers coach Mark Price said in a statement. “He has a lot of potential, and we feel that Najee has the opportunity to be a great player at Charlotte over his career. We are excited to add another outstanding piece to the puzzle that we are building here.”
Garvin played previously at White Knoll High in Lexington, S.C.
Price has already signed 6-3 guard Quentin Jackson to Charlotte’s class of 2016. Guard Hudson Price and center Lukas Bergang, who redshirted last season, will be eligible in the fall. Guard Austin Ajukwa, a transfer from Clemson, will be eligible after the fall semester.
All those additions will at least partially offset the transfers of three players. Freshman guard Curran Scott is transferring to Tulsa, near his home in Edmond, Okla. Freshman guard Ridell Camidge and sophomore forward Cameron Blakley are also transferring.
Scott averaged 24.7 minutes and 10.5 points last season, making 43.9 percent of his 3-pointers. Camidge’s playing time decreased as the season progressed. Blakley, a recruit of former coach Alan Major, averaged 3.6 minutes last season.