Good News: Top UNC Basketball Transfer Target Starts Visit With Tar Heels

This week, UNC basketball welcomes its only transfer addition so far and hosts a visit from a potential new Tar Heel.

Transfer forward Ven-Allen Lubin, who improved his scoring average to 12.3 points per game in his sophomore season at Vanderbilt after transferring from Notre Dame, is set to visit Chapel Hill on Tuesday. Lubin entered the transfer portal on May 1.

While official offers are rarely reported for transfer targets, it’s likely that Lubin will receive an offer if his visit goes well. Given UNC’s need for quality post players and the limited availability of top-tier big men in the portal, the 6-foot-8, 230-pound Florida native might commit to Hubert Davis and his staff during or shortly after his visit.

Lubin, ranked No. 117 overall in the 247Sports transfer rankings, averaged 6.3 rebounds and 1.0 blocks in 28.2 minutes per game as a starter for Vanderbilt. However, Vanderbilt parted ways with coach Jerry Stackhouse after a disappointing 9-23 season.

The 20-year-old Lubin has two years of eligibility remaining, the same as Cade Tyson, a former two-year standout from Belmont and UNC’s only transfer pickup so far. Tyson, also 20, arrives in Chapel Hill this week to start on-campus workouts and prepare for summer school, which might overlap with Lubin’s visit and help secure his commitment to the Tar Heels.

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