The reigning national champion North Carolina Tar Heels will be without one of their expected contributors on the perimeter, as the team announced recently that guard Kenny Williams underwent surgery on his right knee. While no definitive timeline was given with regards to his recovery, the school did say that he’s expected to be available when the team begins practice in October. Williams started 22 of North Carolina’s first 26 games last season before suffering a torn right meniscus in mid February. As a result of that injury Williams missed the final 14 games of the 2016-17 season, which culminated with the team’s first national title since 2009. The 6-foot-4 guard averaged 6.2 points and 3.3 rebounds per game last season, shooting 41.7 percent from the field and 33.8 percent from beyond the arc. With Justin Jackson, the 15th overall selection in last month’s NBA Draft moving on, Williams will be a key player for North Carolina next season.