Upon entering the transfer portal, Harrison Ingram became a prime target for Hubert Davis and his staff, as they almost immediately contacted the former McDonald’s All-American, who committed to Stanford, over UNC and other premier programs. With that, that meant that not only was Carolina interested in the former five-star prospect, but Kansas, and others got in the mix, for one of the prize transfers this cycle. Just to prove just how important Ingram is to the UNC staff, Hubert Davis took his entire coaching staff with him last weekend, as they conducted an in-home visit. Well following that visit, and Ingram pushing back his Kansas visit due to a scheduling conflict, Ingram will now visit UNC over the weekend, joining Notre Dame transfer,, Cormac Ryan as transfers set to visit Chapel Hill.
Earlier today, Carolina missed out on Towson transfer Nick Timberlake, who committed to Kansas over UNC, and others. With Ingram now pushing back his Kansas visit, the door may be opening up for Ingram to end playing in Carolina Blue next season. Ingram averaged exactly 10.5 points per game in both seasons with the Cardinal, where he started 62 total games. His 32% perimeter shooting isn’t going to impress anyone and given Carolina’s perimeter shooting woes last year, it’s fair to be concerned about that number. What Hubert Davis is selling Ingram on, is the chance to play with All-ACC caliber players like Armando Bacot and R.J. Davis will make the game easier for him on the offensive end. Not only did Ingram score the ball for Stanford, but he was also an impressive rebounder, as he averaged 6.2 rebounds per game over the last two seasons.
Ingram stands at 6-8 and is an ideal fit for a position of need as Carolina has lost every wing so far this off-season. They have landed Louisville transfer Jae’Lyn who is a wing, and Paxson Wojcik has the size to play on the wing, although he’s likely going to be a backcourt player. There is a sense of urgency to start finalizing the roster for the upcoming season, as 2024 recruits, Elliot Cadeau and Ian Jackson are currently weighing the possibility of reclassifying. As for now, Davis and his staff can’t allow another prospect to leave campus without securing a commitment.
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