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

The North Carolina basketball lineup will look vastly different next season from last year’s squad that reached the Sweet 16 as a No. 1 seed in the 2024 NCAA Tournament. However, the Tar Heels will welcome back RJ Davis, an All-American who averaged 21.2 points per game. Head coach Hubert Davis has been aggressive in the college basketball transfer portal and brought in some of the top North Carolina basketball recruits from the Class of 2024, so how confident should Tar Heels fans feel when the 2024-25 college basketball season begins? 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 has made splashes in the Class of 2024 and transfer portal, but the Tar Heels could use at least one more established big man to replace 6-foot-11 Armando Bacot, who is out of eligibility. Bacot averaged a double-double in each of his last three seasons and that size and production is tough to duplicate. One name potentially linked to North Carolina is Coleman Hawkins, a 6-foot-10 forward who averaged 12.1 points and 6.1 rebounds at Illinois last season.

Hawkins has put his name in for the 2024 NBA Draft, but there’s also a feeling he may return to college since he’s also in the transfer portal. He is one of 78 players invited to the NBA Draft Combine in Chicago, but that doesn’t rule out a return to college. Hawkins is a four-year college player with one year of eligibility left. At 6-foot-10, 225 pounds, he’s the type of physical presence the Tar Heels could use to round up their lineups. He’s one of the most intriguing names still left in the transfer portal for North Carolina fans to keep an eye on. 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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