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

The North Carolina Tar Heels will enter the 2024-25 college basketball season with national championship aspirations. The Heels came up short in the 2024 NCAA Tournament, but still posted yet another solid season. Hubert Davis led his team to an ACC regular season title, a No. 1 seed in the March Madness bracket, and a trip to the Sweet 16. Despite losing several key pieces, the Tar Heels will return arguably their top player from last season, and Davis and his staff were able to reload with another top notch North Carolina basketball recruiting class. RJ Davis, who was named the ACC Player of the Year and became the first Tar Heel to win the Jerry West Award as the top shooting guard in the country, will be back for his final season of collegiate eligibility.

Davis averaged 21.2 points per game and knocked down nearly 40% of his 3-point attempts. The coaching staff is still trying to put the finishing touches on the 2024-25 North Carolina basketball roster and remains in contact with several players in the Transfer Portal. 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 most notable departure from the North Carolina basketball roster is big man Armando Bacot. The two-time All-American and four-time All-ACC selection leaves Chapel Hill as the program’s all-time leader in rebounds, games played, and double-doubles. Bacot’s leadership ability cannot be understated, and his maturity and influence made the coaching transition for UNC from Roy Williams to Hubert Davis seamless.

Another key departure for UNC is forward Harrison Ingram. The 6-foot-7 standout transferred to UNC prior to last season after spending the first two years of his career at Stanford. Ingram averaged 12.2 points and 8.8 rebounds per game for the Tar Heels in 2023-24. Ingram may still opt to return to North Carolina, but according to reports, he has cleaned out his locker and will likely stay in the NBA Draft. Join Inside Carolina to see the latest on all of North Carolina’s roster changes

North Carolina basketball news, roster

With three commitments in the Class of 2024 and one transfer addition, the Tar Heels are still actively seeking frontcourt help and one target is former Notre Dame and Vanderbilt forward Ven-Allen Lubin. The third-year player was a key reserve for the Fighting Irish in 2022-23 before transferring to Vanderbilt and averaging 12.3 points, 6.3 rebounds and 1.0 blocks for Jerry Stackhouse’s squad.

With Stackhouse gone and Mark Byington taking over at Vanderbilt, Lubin entered the transfer portal on the last day it was open and he’ll take an official visit to Chapel Hill. Lubin was originally the No. 74 overall prospect in the Class of 2022 according to the 247Sports college basketball recruiting rankings. He’s currently listed as a four-star transfer prospect. 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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