The top shooter in the transfer portal schedules visit to UNC basketball program

The Tar Heels have been linked to this player ever since he entered the transfer portal. Will a visit to Chapel Hill secure a commitment?
Belmont guard Cade Tyson (10) shoots over Lipscomb guard Derrin Boyd (4) during the second half at
Belmont guard Cade Tyson (10) shoots over Lipscomb guard Derrin Boyd (4) during the second half at / Andrew Nelles / The Tennessean / USA

Since entering the transfer portal on March 25, Cade Tyson has been a hot commodity.

The 2022-23 Missouri Valley Conference (MVC) freshman of the year, Tyson is ranked the No. 23 player in the transfer portal by 247Sports. He has received interest from schools such as (but not limited to): Arkansas, Auburn, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Indiana, Kansas, Louisville, Miami, Michigan, Notre Dame, Stanford, Texas, Villanova, Virginia, and Virginia Tech.

The UNC basketball program reached out to Tyson shortly after their season came to a close, as this student-athlete has been linked to North Carolina ever since.

Now, Tyson is expected to make an official visit to Chapel Hill next weekend.

Travis Branham was the first to report the news of the scheduled visit, as this is positive news for the Tar Heels as they look to add players who can flat-out shoot the basketball.

Of course, the last name might sound familiar to Tar Heels fans, as Cade is the younger brother of former Clemson standout Hunter Tyson. He is someone who also has in-state ties, as he is a Monroe, North Carolina native.

This past season, Tyson was a lethal offensive weapon, averaging 16.2 points and 5.9 rebounds per game. Based on the NCAA's criteria for three-point shooting percentage, Tyson ranks second nationally for the 2023-2024 season.


With Cormac Ryan departing and the decisions for RJ Davis and Harrison Ingram pending, finding legitimate scoring options will be at the top of the UNC basketball program's to-do list. There were rumblings regarding a potential connection to the Tar Heels prior to North Carolina officially reaching out, as the 6-foot-7 standout might look to return to his home state for the next stop in his career.

His official visit will be a major one, as Hubert Davis and his staff will hope to convince Cade Tyson that Chapel Hill is the place to be.

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