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Report: Pacific G K.J. Smith, Son Of Tar Heels Legend Kenny Smith, Transferring To UNC

The son of a North Carolina basketball legend is following in dad's footsteps.

This is a pretty awesome Father's Day story, one day later.

Pacific guard K.J. Smith, the son of UNC basketball great Kenny Smith, is transferring to Chapel Hill and joining the Tar Heels. This news comes courtesy of a new report from Inside Carolina.

The 6-foot-2 Smith averaged 3.2 points, 0.8 rebounds and 0.8 assists in 13.0 minutes per game as a freshman at Pacific this season. He will have to sit out next year, per NCAA rules, and will have three years of eligibility remaining.

He reached double-figures three times, including a 17-point outburst in a loss to CSU Fullerton.

"I wanted a championship-winning culture where everyone around you just wanted to win," Smith told Inside Carolina. "An atmosphere where everyone was dedicated. I was talking to my dad about it, and ever since high school I've been a part of these championship programs. I was at Mater Dei in California and they won five-straight state championships. Then I went to IMG Academy in Florida, which is like a basketball player's paradise. That's what I want to get at UNC again, that championship environment."

Smith's father Kenny starred at UNC from 1983-87, averaging 12.9 points and 6.0 assists for his career. He went on to a 10-year career in the NBA, winning championships with the Houston Rockets in 1994 and 1995.

In addition to K.J. Smith, Walker Miller is supposed to join the UNC roster as a walk-on. He is the brother of former UNC guard Wes Miller.