UNC Basketball Lands Vanderbilt Transfer Ven-Allen Lubin

North Carolina grabs 6-foot-8 forward from transfer portal to pair with Belmont transfer Cade Tyson
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A busy offseason for the Tar Heels continues as Coach Davis and the staff land a commitment from 6-foot-8 power forward Ven-Allen Lubin.

The sophomore averaged 12.4 points and 6.3 rebounds per game last season with Vanderbilt. He shot 50 percent from the field and 72.8 percent at the rim last season. Paired with 6-foot-7 Belmont transfer Cade Tyson, the Heels should have a significant size advantage at the forward position for the 2024 season.

The 20-year-old from Orlando, FL, was a part of the 2023 USA men’s national team, averaging 5.1 points and 5.7 rebounds per game, helping the US finish fourth at the 2023 FIBA Men’s U19 World Cup.

With the departure of wings Cormac Ryan, who is no longer eligible, and Harrison Ingram, who declared for the NBA draft, Lubin should contribute to the void in three-point production the two shooters have left.

Lubin began his college career at Notre Dame before transferring to Vanderbilt, spending one season with each program, and will land in North Carolina with two years of remaining eligibility.