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

The North Carolina Tar Heels won the ACC regular season title last year before getting bounced in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament, and now they are building their 2024-25 North Carolina basketball roster. They are welcoming a three-man North Carolina basketball recruiting class that includes a pair of five-star recruits according to 247Sports. Head coach Hubert Davis hopes they can make an immediate impact after he lost several key players from last year’s team. However, the Tar Heels also have a superstar returning, veteran guard RJ Davis, who averaged 21.2 points per game last season.

The ACC Player of the Year is the only 2023-24 First Team All-American who is returning to college basketball. The Tar Heels also added one of the top players from the spring college basketball transfer portal, and there could be another move on the way. 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 

North Carolina is replacing one of the most accomplished players in ACC history, as big man Armando Bacot used the rest of his eligibility. He averaged a double-double in three straight seasons, setting the program record for double-doubles and career rebounds. Bacot is one of three players in school history to finish with at least 2,000 points and 1,000 rebounds.

Veteran guard Cormac Ryan is also out of eligibility after averaging 11.5 points in his final collegiate season that followed stints with Stanford and Notre Dame. North Carolina’s other key loss is Harrison Ingram, who declared for the NBA draft after averaging 12.2 points and 8.8 rebounds per game. While he could technically still withdraw from the draft by the end of the month, all signs are pointing toward him staying in the draft and beginning his professional career. Join Inside Carolina to see the latest on all of North Carolina’s roster changes

North Carolina basketball news, roster

North Carolina is a program known for reloading and they’ll do so again in the Class of 2024 with additions like Jackson, Powell and Tyson. Jackson and Powell are five-star prospects ranked inside the top 11 of the 247Sports college basketball recruiting rankings. Tyson was a four-star prospect in the transfer portal after averaging 16.2 points per game and shooting 46.5% from the 3-point line for Belmont last season.

The Tar Heels had also hoped to add a starting center to replace Bacot in the transfer portal, but they missed out on premier big men like Jonas Aidoo and Cliff Omoruyi. Three-star prospect James Brown will add depth at the center position and Jalen Washington will likely factor into the rotation, but North Carolina would like to add experience. 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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