UNC basketball transfer target sets visit to Chapel Hill

The roster turnover continues for the UNC basketball program. Five players have departed for the transfer portal. That creates roster holes for Hubert Davis, and the Tar Heels have been actively pursuing recruits so far.

Among the players in the portal that have heard from North Carolina is Towson guard Nick Timberlake. The graduate transfer had a visit from Davis and the UNC staff last week. Now he’s heading to Chapel Hill for a visit.

Per Inside Carolina, Timberlake will visit North Carolina’s campus this week.

The 6-foot-4 guard is a two-time first-team All-CAA selection. Last season, Timberlake averaged 17.7 points, 3.9 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game while shooting 41.6% from the 3-point line.

UNC has a big need on the wing; it returns R.J. Davis and Armando Bacot from last season’s starting lineup but loses Leaky Black and Pete Nance.  Caleb Love’s decision likely is coming soon.

Getting Timberlake on campus is a big step in the recruitment, but the guard is also drawing interest from other teams as well.

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