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Heel Tough Blog: Hubert Davis Lands First Transfer Portal Commitment of 2024 Off-Season

Updated: Apr 28

Belmont Athletics

After a long wait, the Tar Heels have finally landed their first transfer portal commitment of the 2024 off-season, in the form of Cade Tyson, a local Monroe, North Carolina native, who is transferring from Belmont. Tyson was on campus last weekend for an official visit, but left Chapel Hill without committing to Hubert Davis, making many in Tar Heel Nation weary that he’d up playing at UNC. A little over a week later, followed by the expected return of RJ Davis, Tyson has committed to UNC, as the roster is expected to come together in the next couple of days. 

Tyson averaged 16.2 points, and 5.9 rebounds last season for Belmont, the season after he was named the Missouri Valley Conference Freshman of the Year. Last season, Tyson shot 46.5% on over 5 attempts per game, making him the second-best perimeter shooter in the country, among shooters that qualify. At 6-7, he’ll bring some length to Carolina’s frontcourt, something that will be welcomes after Carolina played undersized at times last season. 

A big reason Carolina failed to advance deeper in the NCAA Tournament, was a lack of perimeter shooters outside of RJ Davis, and with Davis back in the fold, Davis now has a reliable perimeter shooter to take the pressure off of him. 

Cade is the younger brother of former Clemson Tiger, Hunter Tyson, and you have to figure that his close ties to the Tar Heel State, helped land him in Chapel Hill. Also, Carolina had to fill the void of both Cormac Ryan and Harrison Ingram, and this is the first step to replacing those valuable players from last season's Sweet 16 team. Hubert Davis and his staff aren’t done recruiting the transfer portal, as they are also hosting Rutgers transfer Clifford Omoruyi next week, and are set to host Tennessee transfer, Jonas Aidoo as well. Additionally, they are also aggressively recruiting Kentucky transfer Adou Thiero, who could fill Ingram’s departed spot, and fill out Carolina’s starting lineup for 2024-25. 

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