UNC basketball recruit heading to Chapel Hill earlier than anticipated.

UNC basketball transfer standout Cade Tyson is ensuring he has ample time to familiarize himself with his new environment. As the lone addition from the transfer portal for UNC basketball head coach Hubert Davis and his team this offseason, Tyson, a former two-year forward at Belmont from Monroe, N.C., is wasting no time in immersing himself in the Tar Heels’ program.

The younger brother of Hunter Tyson, a standout at Clemson and current rookie forward for the Denver Nuggets, Cade Tyson shared with Rivals’ Tar Heel Illustrated this week his plan to arrive at UNC on May 15. His aim is to begin workouts with the team and prepare for upcoming summer classes.

Despite entering Belmont as an unranked recruit and absent from the 247Sports 2022 Composite, Cade Tyson flourished, earning Missouri Valley Conference Rookie of the Year honors. As a sophomore, he further impressed with notable statistics: averaging 16.2 points and 5.9 rebounds per game, with a remarkable shooting percentage of 46.5% from beyond the arc and 85.5% at the free-throw line.

With two years of eligibility remaining, the 20-year-old Tyson is poised to potentially secure a starting position for the Tar Heels by November.

Currently, Tyson is one of ten scholarship players slated for the 2024-25 UNC basketball roster. There’s a strong possibility that Clifford Omoruyi, a former four-year Rutgers big man, will bolster the team further when he announces his recruitment decision on Sunday.

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