UNC Basketball: Official Visit Scheduled by Vanderbilt Transfer Ven-Allen Lubin

After Cliff Omoruyi committed to Alabama, the quest to find a replacement for Armando Bacot continues for Hubert Davis and the Tar Heels. While it’s not about replacing Jalen Washington, the frontcourt does require some experienced depth for a team that leans heavily on guards and might be without Harrison Ingram as well.

Jack Morris outlined potential targets for Carolina, and one of them has now scheduled an official visit.

As reported by Sherrell McMillan at Inside Carolina, Ven-Allen Lubin, a transfer from Vanderbilt, has set a date for an official visit. Initially not on UNC’s radar, Lubin entered the portal late, prompting the Tar Heels to reassess their options after Omoruyi’s decision.

Lubin logged significant minutes for Jerry Stackhouse’s Vanderbilt team, averaging 28.2 minutes per game. The 6’8” forward also boasted a 50% field goal percentage, a 33.3% three-point shooting average, and averaged 12.3 points and over six rebounds per game. This marked a notable improvement from his sophomore year, where he played 17.4 minutes per game and averaged 6.2 points, during the 2022-23 season.

Such progression, coupled with experience competing at a power five level against formidable SEC opponents, positions him as a potential fit for Carolina. While slightly undersized for the center position at 6’8”, Lubin could offer Davis flexibility in the frontcourt, allowing rotation with Washington. He achieved a season high of 25 points twice during the 2024 season and scored in double digits in 11 of the last 13 games, with four double-doubles during that stretch.

Lubin is set to visit on Tuesday, providing an opportunity for one-on-one discussions and interaction with any remaining players and possibly recent graduates to share insights on playing in Chapel Hill.

This development underscores that although the Tar Heels missed out on initial targets, there’s ample time and numerous available players. With a well-stocked backcourt, a newcomer to the frontcourt could have a substantial impact.

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