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North Carolina Basketball: Tar Heels have interest in Belmont transfer, Cade Tyson 

Coach Davis and staff have expressed interest in the Belmont sharpshooter.
A lot of decisions between now and the start of next season for the basketball program.
A lot of decisions between now and the start of next season for the basketball program. / Ronald Martinez/GettyImages

It was a very successful season for North Carolina, despite falling in the Sweet 16 to an Alabama team that never backed down despite trailing at times during the first half of their matchup. The Tar Heels fell by a score of 89-87, a game that many say slipped out of their hands due to being unable to hit timely shots and keep the Crimson tide off the three-point line.

A trailing Nate Oats' team built confidence and punched UNC right up the gut when it hurt the most, and it would not have been possible without the charge of Grant Nelson. The 6-foot-11 forward scored 24 points, secured 12 rebounds, and dished out one assist.

Now it's the offseason, with tons of possible moves for this basketball program. Not to mention that UNC star Armando Bacot is out of eligibility, effectively ending his career at Chapel Hill. The likes of Cormac Ryan, as well as Paxson Wojick, exhausted their fifth years too, leaving big decisions to ACC Player of the Year RJ Davis and versatile four-man Harrison Ingram for the upcoming season.

However, with the transfer portal now open, coaches are extending their hotlines to various players on the market, and Coach Davis has joined in on the action.

This week, UNC has reached out to Belmont transfer Cade Tyson, a 6-foot-7 guard (I know, very tall for this position) from Monroe, North Carolina. Tyson is the brother of former Clemson Tiger player Hunter Tyson, who last played in the ACC during the 2022–2023 season.

Tyson averaged 16 points on nearly 50 percent shooting, six rebounds, and two assists by the end of the 2023–2024 campaign. Including 47 percent from deep, converting 80 three-pointers.

This will be a great piece for next season as Cormac Ryan departs from the program. The Heels will need another pure shooter to stretch out the defense and avoid double-teams in the paint. Spacing and three-point shot-making were very crucial to Carolina's victories.

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There's still a lot left to be done, but Coach Davis is sure up for the task. And the rising junior is a great place to start.