UNC snags its biggest transfer of offseason in former Stanford forward Ingram

By R.L. Bynum

Carolina picked up its fourth offseason transfer and most significant Saturday afternoon when former Stanford forward Harrison Ingram, who visited Chapel Hill on Wednesday, committed to the Tar Heels.

Last Saturday, Coach Hubert Davis had an in-home visit with the 6–7, 230-pound junior, who originally picked Stanford out of high school over UNC, Purdue, Michigan, Harvard and Howard. Ingram is the No. 2 player in Evan Miya’s transfer portal rankings.

“Chapel Hill, It’s UP!” was Ingram’s post on social media.

Although he’s a forward, he also has good-handling skills because he played point guard during his high school career in Dallas. He was a McDonald’s All-American coming out of high school, a five-star recruit ranked No. 12 by Rivals, No. 16 by 247Sports and No. 20 by ESPN.

“I was already pretty comfortable with them because they showed me the most love out of all the schools,” Ingram told 247 Sports. “They have three former NBA players on their staff and Coach Davis himself is one of the best shooters of all time, he’s still second in 3-point shooting percentage. They have a big man who played in Coach [Sean] May and a point guard in Coach [Jeff] Lebo, so having those three different perspectives was crucial.”

Ingram joins former Brown guard Paxton Wojcik, former Notre Dame guard Cormac Ryan and former Louisville forward Jae’Lyn Withers in transferring to UNC.

Ingram was the Pac-12 Freshman of the Year in 2022 and made the All-Pac-12 preseason first team before last season. He scored a career-high 24 points against Ole Miss last season on Nov. 24 in a 72–68 loss. From Jan. 14 until the end of the season, Ingram averaged 11.9 points, 6.6 rebounds and 4.5 assists per game, one of 11 players in the country to hit those levels, while scoring at least one 3-pointer per game.

Over his two seasons at Stanford, he averaged 10.5 points, 6.2 rebounds and 3.4 assists, shooting 39.8% from the floor and making 31.6% of his 3-point shots. He scored a career-high three 3-pointers seven times, including four times last season.

Ingram played for Coach Jerod Haase at Stanford. Haase played for Roy Williams at Kansas and was an assistant coach at Carolina on Williams’ staff.

Ingram didn’t face the Tar Heels during his two seasons. In his only game against an ACC team, he had 10 points on Nov. 25 last season in Stanford’s 70–60 win over Florida State in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

Ingram’s sister Lauren will be a freshman volleyball player at Duke next season.

Ingram’s season-highs last season

Points24Nov. 24vs Ole Miss
Minutes36Jan. 14at Washington St.
Field goals6March 8vs Utah
Field-goal attempts16Feb. 23Washington St.
3-pointers3Feb. 23Washington St.
3-point attempts9Feb. 23Washington St.
Free throws9Nov. 24vs Ole Miss
Free-throw attempts10Jan. 25Chicago St.
Rebounds9Feb. 18at Southern California
Assists8Nov. 18Cal Poly
Blocks2Nov. 11vs Wisconsin
Steals3Feb. 23Washington St.

UNC roster

Here is a rundown of the Tar Heels’ scholarship players from the just-completed season, with their class should they return next season listed. UNC has two available scholarships.

4Sr.RJ DavisPG6–0175
0Soph.Seth TrimblePG6–3192
13Soph.Jalen Washington46–10225
55th yearArmando Bacot56–11235
Incoming transfers
5th yearCormac Ryan (Notre Dame)36–5195
5th yearPaxton Wojcik (Brown)36–5200
JuniorHarrison Ingram (Stanford)36–7230
SeniorJae’Lyn Withers (Louisville)46–9220
ESPN rankIncoming freshmen
10 (Class
of 2024)
Elliot Cadeau (5 star)PG6–0175
27Simeon Wilcher (4 star)26–3185
64Zayden High (4 star)46–9225
Eligibility over
Leaky Black36–9205
Pete Nance46–11230
Outgoing transfers
Caleb Love (Arizona)26–4200
Dontrez Styles (Georgetown)46–6210
Tyler Nickel (Va. Tech)36–7220
Justin McKoy (Hawaii)46–8220
Puff Johnson (Penn State)36–8200
Will Shaver (UAB)56–10260
In transfer portal
D’Marco Dunn36–5190
ESPN rank2024–25 freshman class
5Ian Jackson (5 star)26–5180
37Drake Powell (4 star)36–5185
48James Brown (4 star)56–9225

Photo via @StanfordMBB


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