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CHAPEL HILL, N.C.— The Davis family is welcoming another member to the North Carolina basketball program.

Elijah Davis, the son of UNC head coach Hubert Davis, will be transferring to join the team for the 2024-25 season, as confirmed by the younger Davis to Inside Carolina on Wednesday. However, UNC has yet to officially announce this development.

Elijah Davis is also the great nephew of the late Walter Davis, who was a standout at North Carolina from 1973-77 and later played in the NBA. Hubert Davis played for the Tar Heels from 1988-92, and after a 12-year NBA career, returned to UNC as an assistant coach under Roy Williams for a decade before becoming head coach. He led the team to the national championship game in his first year and was named ACC Coach of the Year last year, his third season as head coach.

Elijah Davis, standing at 6-foot-4 and weighing 197 pounds, played at Lynchburg for three seasons, averaging 2.6 points per game in 7.3 minutes per game last season. His best season was his sophomore year, with an average of 7.1 points per game on 43.1% shooting. Over his career, he is a 37% three-point shooter and scored a career-high 21 points against Bridgewater (Va.) in his sophomore year, hitting five of nine three-point attempts.

He played high school basketball at Trinity School of Durham and later at Jordan High School, where he briefly played under former Tar Heel Rasheed Wallace.

With Elijah Davis joining, UNC’s roster will again include the son of a coach. Creighton Lebo, the son of assistant coach Jeff Lebo, joined as a walk-on in 2020 and was a senior last season.

The Tar Heels finished last season with a 29-8 record, winning their first ACC regular-season title since 2019 and their first outright title since 2017. They earned a No. 1 seed in the tournament and reached the Sweet Sixteen before losing to Alabama.

For the 2024-25 season, North Carolina has 11 scholarship players, including returnees RJ Davis, Elliot Cadeau, Seth Trimble, Jae’Lyn Withers, Jalen Washington, and Zayden High. New additions include transfers Cade Tyson and Ven-Allen Lubin, and incoming freshmen Ian Jackson, Drake Powell, and James Brown.

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