UNC basketball schedules visit with transfer portal target

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In one week of the offseason, UNC basketball head coach Hubert Davis has identified two targets in the transfer portal with more expected. The Tar Heels are already getting set for a visit with one target.

After contacting former Towson guard Nick Timberlake earlier this week, the Tar Heels are getting set for a visit. Per Stockrisers, North Carolina and Ohio State have scheduled in-home visits with Timberlake for this week.

It’s still early in the process with the transfer portal, but events move very fast and teams don’t want to fall behind.

The Buckeyes aren’t the only team UNC must compete with to land Timberlake. Since entering the portal, he’s heard from Oregon, Butler, Xavier and Memphis among others.

He averaged 17.7 points per game while shooting 45% from the field and 42.3% from the 3-point line last season. He’s a two-time first-team All-CAA selection.

The Tar Heels are expected to have a big need at guard with the decisions of Caleb Love and R.J. Davis looming. Love is likely on his way out, whether that be going the pro route or transferring. Davis is more likely a player that would return for another year.

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