UNC Basketball secures a position in the top ten of 247Sports’ latest ACC transfer rankings.

The UNC basketball program’s eventful offseason persists, providing further clarity on their 2024-25 roster in recent days. Among the inquiries addressed is how Hubert Davis plans to fill the void left by Harrison Ingram, who is anticipated to declare for the NBA draft this offseason but retains eligibility for another college season.

Fans speculate that the acquisition of Ven-Allen Lubin, a transfer from Vanderbilt who pledged commitment to North Carolina on Thursday, will address the gap left by Harrison Ingram. Lubin’s addition has propelled North Carolina into 247Sports’ Top-10 ACC classes of newcomers, a ranking of ACC teams based on transfer talent. Standing at 6-foot-8, Lubin will bolster the North Carolina frontcourt, crucially addressing the team’s need for size following the departure of Bacot this offseason.

Following Ven-Allen Lubin’s commitment on Thursday, UNC surged into the top 10 rankings. Despite having only two transfers, the Tar Heels boast quality over quantity. Cade Tyson, one of their transfers, is the highest-ranked transfer to commit to an ACC school this offseason. Tyson, who averaged 12.3 points and 6.3 rebounds as a sophomore at Vanderbilt last season, is a significant addition. UNC’s average rating per transfer, at 94.0, leads the ACC and ranks seventh nationwide.

Lubin joins former Belmont forward Cade Tyson, who holds the top spot among ACC transfers, as the only two additions to the UNC basketball program this offseason. North Carolina stands out with the fewest transfers among the top ten teams listed by 247Sports, boasting just two. In contrast, teams like Louisville, ranked third, took a more aggressive approach, completely revamping their roster with 12 new players from the transfer portal. Notably, all four ACC schools in North Carolina made the top ten rankings: North Carolina, Duke, Wake Forest, and NC State.

Duke leads the charge in the ACC, coming in at No. 1 in the rankings. The Blue Devils acquired Sion James from Tulane University this offseason, ranked No. 65 in the portal, and former Syracuse guard Maliq Brown (No. 70).

Some Tar Heel fans are still nervous about how the team’s frontcourt will look come fall. Many hoped Davis would secure a center in the transfer portal to replace Bacot this offseason. The wait continues, as the UNC basketball program still has two scholarship spots open for the 2024 season to bring in more potential talent.

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