Vanderbilt hoops transfer Lubin commits to UNC

  • Jeff Borzello, ESPN

    • Staff WriterMay 23, 2024, 10:55 AM ET Close Basketball recruiting expert.
    • Joined ESPN in 2014.
    • Graduate of University of Delaware.North Carolina selected

up a much-needed frontcourt player Thursday, with Vanderbilt transfer Ven-Allen Lubin revealing his dedication to the Tar Heels.Lubin was one of the best huge guys

left on the board after he opted to leave Vanderbilt and enter the transfer portal soon before the Might 1 deadline.The 6-foot-8 forward had a breakout project with the Commodores, balancing 12.3 points and 6.3 rebounds. He played his finest basketball late in the season, finishing with 25 points and 11 rebounds against Florida and 21 points and 10 rebounds versus Arkansas.Editor’s Picks

  • 1 Related Over his last 9 games, Lubin averaged 16.2 points and 7.7 rebounds– including 3 double-doubles.

    Lubin, who spent one season at Notre Dame before transferring to Vanderbilt, need to make an immediate effect in Chapel Hill. Hubert Davis’ team is losing longtime frontcourt stalwart Armando Bacot and all-conference forward Harrison Ingram, leaving Jae’Lyn Withers (4.2 PPG) and Jalen Washington (3.9 PPG) as the top returnees up front.North Carolina has actually pursued a long list of huge males in the website, missing on the likes of Oumar Ballo, Clifford Omoruyi and Jonas Aidoo over the past a number of weeks. The Tar Heels have also been linked to Illinois transfer Coleman Hawkins, who is going through the NBA draft process.The Tar Heels are ranked No. 9 in ESPN’s Way-Too-Early Top

    25, while Lubin is ranked No. 68 among ESPN’s leading 100 transfers.

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