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Belmont transfer Cade Tyson joins UNC Basketball

The one transfer that the Tar Heels have been able to get is Tyson, a 6’7 wing from Monroe, North Carolina. He played the last two years at Belmont, getting off to a strong start. Tyson was the Missouri Valley Rookie of the Year, averaging 13.6 ppg and 4.6 pg as a freshman.

The talented wing found a way to be even more efficient this past season, averaging 16.2 ppg and 5.9 rpg. Tyson did it on 49% shooting from the field, 47% from three-point range, and 86% from the free throw line. Some of his best performances include 29 points and seven rebounds against Northern Iowa, as well as 31 points and nine rebounds versus Samford.

Naturally, Tyson is viewed as the replacement for Cormac Ryan as the premier sharpshooter. Due to his size, he can easily play the small/forward wing position, while the Tar Heels can run Davis next to either Cadeau or Trimble in the backcourt. At the same time, he could play some undersized four-man and maximize the spacing, allowing Davis to have even more room to operate.

Tyson is one of the top pure shooters in the transfer portal so landing him was a big deal. And his versatility gives them some cover in case they fail to land some of their other targets, such as the next guy.