UNC Basketball Coach Hubert Davis Reveals Acquisition of Transfer Specializing in Sharpshooting

Former Belmont standout Cade Tyson is now officially part of the Tar Heel family. UNC Basketball’s official social media accounts announced on Thursday afternoon that the 6-foot-7, 205-pound forward has solidified his commitment to the program.

After spending approximately five weeks in the transfer portal, Tyson confirmed his decision to join UNC basketball head coach Hubert Davis and his coaching staff in late April. The 20-year-old native of North Carolina, who is the lone addition to the Tar Heels’ roster via the portal this year, is scheduled to arrive in Chapel Hill next week to commence workouts and prepare for summer classes.

Tyson, the younger sibling of former Clemson standout Hunter Tyson, brings with him two years of college basketball experience and retains two years of eligibility.

During his freshman year at Belmont, Tyson earned recognition as the Missouri Valley Conference Rookie of the Year, posting averages of 13.6 points and 4.6 rebounds while shooting an impressive 41.7 percent from beyond the arc. His sophomore campaign witnessed a further uptick in production and efficiency, with averages of 16.2 points and 5.9 rebounds, along with stellar shooting percentages of 46.5 percent from three-point range and 85.5 percent from the free-throw line.

While the UNC basketball roster for the 2024-25 season is well-stocked with guards and wings, there remains a need for significant frontcourt reinforcements to fill the void left by departing players like Harrison Ingram and Armando Bacot.

Despite ongoing efforts to secure talented big men in the transfer portal, the Tar Heels have yet to make significant strides in this aspect.

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