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NCAA Basketball Recruiting: Ranking the 5 final teams for Dayton transfer Koby Brea

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4. North Carolina Tar Heels

The Tar Heels lost its sharpshooter in Cormac Ryan and are hoping to find a replacement. However, they already got a visit from Cade Tyson, a 6’7 wing from Belmont who not only averaged 16.2 ppg this past season but also shot 47% from three-point range. He’s arguably a better player than Brea and would likely start for the Heels if he were to commit.

If that happens, then it’s hard to see being in the mix for Brea. They’re reportedly focusing on Adou Thiero to replace Harrison Ingram and they have a pair of five-star guard commits already set to join the team in Ian Jackson and Drake Powell. Plus, 21 ppg scoring guard RJ Davis may return, which would only further limit what kind of role Brea could have.

3. Duke Blue Devils

Normally, I wouldn't entertain Duke being an ideal option for a transfer hoping for a good role, considering they always have a top-tier incoming recruiting class. However, the recent moves have made them a little more appealing. Starting guards Jeremy Roach and Jared McCain are gone, while the two transfer commits (Mason Gillis and Maliq Brown) are both frontcourt players.

That being said, Brea would have to compete with a couple of five-star freshmen for minutes at the wing in Isaiah Evans and Kon Knueppel. If either breaks out as early stars, the former Flyer may be stuck playing around 5-10 mpg in his final year. There’s a better path than the previous two years but it’s still a big risk.