TODAY NEWS : Rutgers Transfer Clifford Omoruyi Begins Official Visit with North Carolina Tar Heels….

UNC basketball is eagerly anticipating a potential commitment from Clifford Omoruyi, who recently commenced his official visit to Chapel Hill with the Tar Heels. As the coaching staff’s prime prospect for bolstering the team’s post presence in the upcoming 2024-25 season, the 6-foot-11, 240-pound graduate transfer from Rutgers is undoubtedly being greeted warmly by Head Coach Hubert Davis and his associates.

During his visit, Omoruyi is likely being treated to the full array of perks and hospitality that accompany a visit to the esteemed Tar Heels program.

On Friday afternoon, Dushawn London of 247Sports shared a captivating image featuring Clifford Omoruyi adorned in a UNC basketball jersey, positioned proudly in front of the iconic Air Jordan wall within the Tar Heels’ locker room complex. This striking visual representation stands in contrast to similar snapshots of Omoruyi during his recent visits to Georgetown, Kansas State, and Alabama.

Following his visit to Chapel Hill, Clifford Omoruyi is poised to conclude his recruitment journey, confirming that his UNC visit marks the final stop before making a decision on where to utilize his remaining year of eligibility.

Ranked third at his position in the 247Sports transfer portal rankings, the 22-year-old has established himself as a consistent performer over the past three seasons at Rutgers, securing a starting role throughout. Across each campaign, he has maintained double-digit scoring averages while consistently flirting with double-digit rebounds. Notably, Omoruyi earned recognition as an All-Big Ten defender for consecutive seasons, showcasing his defensive prowess with a conference-leading 93 blocks during Rutgers’ 32-game season.

The UNC basketball coaching staff, in their pursuit of a dependable big man to potentially fill a full-time starting role next season, is likely encouraged by Omoruyi’s remarkable durability. Notably, he did not miss a single game throughout his sophomore, junior, and senior seasons.

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