UNC Basketball program to host transfer target for an official visit

Things seem to be moving quickly in this former SEC big man's recruitment, as he's going to be in Chapel Hill this week for an official visit.
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Just a few days ago, David Sisk of Tar Heel Illustrated and the team at Inside Carolina both confirmed that the UNC basketball program was showing interest in former Vanderbilt big man Ven-Allen Lubin.

Now, things seem to be moving relatively quickly in regards to this particular recruitment.

Inside Carolina was the first to report that Lubin will be taking an official visit to North Carolina. That visit is scheduled for Tuesday, May 14.

After missing out on some notable big man options via the transfer portal, Hubert Davis and his staff quickly pivoted to explore other options. One player who caught their eye was Lubin, as the interest seems to be very mutual at this point.

Listed at 6-foot-8, Lubin was featured as a center in Vanderbilt's small lineup. After transferring from Notre Dame after his freshman season, the Orlando, Florida native went on to start all 26 games this season, averaging 12.3 points and 6.3 rebounds per contest. He then entered the transfer portal once again on May 1, the final day that the portal was open for new additions.

Lubin's versatility seems very enticing for the UNC basketball program, as he can fill in at the center or forward position. He's known to be a good rebounder and possesses a high level of athleticism, so he certainly could be a solid addition for the Tar Heels heading into the 2024-2025 season.


Of course, nothing is official until the player actually commits to a program, but you have to be encouraged that Lubin has wasted no time in scheduling an official visit to Chapel Hill. Given that he only entered the transfer portal on May 1 (the final day to enter), things seem to be moving relatively quickly in terms of his recruitment.

Who knows: if his visit goes well, maybe he'll quickly commit to become part of the UNC basketball family.