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North Carolina basketball recruiting: Transfer portal news, 2024 roster, recruits, targets by 247 ACC experts

Fortunes can change quickly in college basketball and Hubert Davis’ first three years with the North Carolina Tar Heels proves that. Davis took over in 2021 when Roy Williams stepped down and led North Carolina all the way to the national championship in his first season. However, the Tar Heels didn’t make the NCAA Tournament in 2023 and were bounced in the Sweet 16 by Alabama after earning a No. 1 seed in the 2024 NCAA Tournament. Now, Davis is trying to overhaul his North Carolina basketball roster via the Class of 2024, North Carolina basketball recruiting, and the college basketball transfer portal.

However, he’ll also have heavy losses to handle with Armando Bacot and sharpshooter Cormac Ryan exhausting their eligibility. If you love the Tar Heels, or just want the latest roster updates and college basketball transfer portal news, be sure to see what the proven team of insiders are saying at Inside Carolina, the 247Sports affiliate that covers the North Carolina Tar Heels.

Inside Carolina is universally viewed as the authority on Tar Heel sports and recruiting. With relentless, unparalleled year-round coverage, and the largest online community of always-engaged UNC fans, the slogan is true: “There is no offseason at Inside Carolina.”

Inside Carolina has been “The Independent Voice of UNC Sports” since 1994, and is a network partner with 247Sports and CBS Sports. The Inside Carolina staff is composed of experienced, professional reporters and analysts whose job is to provide readers with objective coverage. The publication is independently owned and operated, and is not affiliated with the University. It is fully credentialed by UNC, the ACC and the NCAA. 

The team at Inside Carolina has full coverage of who is coming and who is going on the North Carolina basketball roster. Head to Inside Carolina now to see all the insider info.

North Carolina basketball roster departures 

The loss of Bacot will loom particularly large after the 6-foot-10 forward spent five years in Chapel Hill, starting 168 of the 169 games that he played in his career. Bacot averaged 13.9 points, 10.1 rebounds and 1.3 blocks per game throughout his career and is ranked second all-time in scoring, first in rebounding, and fourth in blocked shots at UNC.

Luckily, UNC received positive news on the roster front when 2023-24 ACC Player of the Year R.J. Davis announced that he’d be returning last week. Davis averaged 21.2 points per game last season and will have an outside chance of catching Tyler Hansbrough as UNC’s all-time leading scorer as he returns for his fifth season. Join Inside Carolina to see the latest on all of North Carolina’s roster changes

North Carolina basketball news, roster

North Carolina made major moves in the transfer portal last year, adding Harrison Ingram and Cormac Ryan, among others. The Tar Heels are replacing multiple key players again this offseason, but they have already landed Belmont wing Cade Tyson, who was one of the top shooters in the portal. They also hosted former Rutgers center Clifford Omoruyi for an official visit just days before making the cut for his top four schools.

Omoruyi listed Georgetown, Kansas State and Alabama on his final four list ahead of his decision, which he plans to announce on Sunday. North Carolina is bringing in a pair of five-star recruits in shooting guard Ian Jackson and small forward Drake Powell. The Tar Heels only signed three players in the 2024 class, but that was still enough to be a top-10 class in the 247Sports rankings. Join Inside Carolina to get the latest on all of North Carolina’s roster additions

How to get insider North Carolina basketball roster updates

Davis has been in contact with multiple transfers from power-conference teams, so be sure to join Inside Carolina to see who they are and get the rest of the insider roster news

Who are the top names North Carolina basketball is pursuing this offseason in the transfer portal, and which power-conference transfers could land in Chapel Hill? Go to Inside Carolina to see their insider information, all from a team of reporters with years of experience covering the Tar Heels, and find out. And reminder, Inside Carolina is offering 30% off the first year of an annual VIP membership*, so subscribe now before it’s too late.

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