It was just one season, but Brady Manek certainly made an impact on North Carolina. And it seems North Carolina made an impact on him.

Hours after North Carolina’s heartbreaking loss to Kansas in the National Championship on Monday night, Manek wrote a short ‘thank you’ note to UNC fans and the Tar Heels program.

Manek committed to North Carolina after a successful 4-year career at Oklahoma. He certainly took advantage of his extra year of eligibility, as he played a crucial part in North Carolina making the Final Four and beating Duke in Mike Krzyzewski’s last game.

He averaged 15.1 points, 6.1 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game for the Tar Heels this season — all career highs. He also shot a career-best 49.3% from the field and 40.3% from 3-point range.

Manek was especially impactful in the NCAA Tournament. He made at least a trio of 3-pointers in each of UNC’s six NCAA Tournament games. His play over the last few months arguably made him one of the most impactful transfers in the history of college basketball.

He scored 13 points on 4-of-8 shooting and collected 13 rebounds in the national title game on Monday night. With his eligibility now expired, Manek will presumably turn his attention to starting a pro career.