UNC Basketball earns a top-ten spot on 247Sports most recent ACC transfer rankings

After adding another transfer, the UNC basketball program has cracked the top-10 in 247Sports most recent ACC transfer rankings.
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An intense offseason for the UNC basketball program continues to unfold, with more questions answered about their 2024-25 roster within the past week.

One of those questions was how Hubert Davis will replace Harrison Ingram, who is expected to enter the NBA draft this offseason. However, he is eligible to return to college for one more year. 

Fans suspect that the addition of Vanderbilt transfer Ven-Allen Lubin, who committed to North Carolina on Thursday, will help fill that void.

The commitment of the 6-foot-8 small forward helped propel North Carolina into 247Sports' Top-10 ACC classes of newcomers, a ranking of ACC teams based on transfer talent. Lubin will bring size to the North Carolina frontcourt, which the Tar Heels desperately needed with the loss of Bacot this offseason.  

"UNC jumped into the top 10 following Ven-Allen Lubin's commitment on Thursday. The Tar Heels only have two transfers (the fewest on this list), but they're two of the best. Cade Tyson is the highest-ranked transfer to commit to an ACC school this offseason, whileafter averaging 12.3 points and 6.3 rebounds as a sophomore at Vanderbilt last season. UNC's average rating per transfer (94.0) leads the ACC and ranks No. 7 in the nation."

Lubin joins former Belmont forward Cade Tyson, who ranks as the No. 1 overall transfer in the ACC, as the only two transfers picked up by the UNC basketball program this offseason. North Carolina has the fewest transfers out of all ten teams in 247Sports's top ten rankings, with just two.

Other teams were much more active in finding portal talent, like Louisville, which was ranked No. 3 and completely rebuilt its program by acquiring 12 new players via the portal. The state of North Carolina dominated the rankings, with all four ACC schools in the state making the top ten (North Carolina, Duke, Wake Forest, NC State).

Duke leads the charge in the ACC, coming in at No. 1 in the rankings. The Blue Devils acquired Sion James from Tulane University this offseason, ranked No. 65 in the portal, and former Syracuse guard Maliq Brown (No. 70).

Some Tar Heel fans are still nervous about how the team's frontcourt will look come fall. Many hoped Davis would secure a center in the transfer portal to replace Bacot this offseason. The wait continues, as the UNC basketball program still has two scholarship spots open for the 2024 season to bring in more potential talent.