Arizona basketball lands commitment from high-profile transfer, former 5-star recruit
Arizona basketball picked up a commitment from ex-North Carolina guard Caleb Love on Tuesday afternoon.
Love, a former 5-star prospect, transferred from UNC this offseason after a difficult year in Chapel Hill that saw that Tar Heels miss the NCAA Tournament. Love previously committed to Michigan, but backed off of that commitment earlier this month.
Here’s his commitment to Arizona:
— Caleb Love (@caleb2love) May 30, 2023
Love was a 5-star prospect in the 2020 recruiting class. He played 3 seasons at Carolina before entering the portal.
Love is regarded as one of the highest-upside guards to enter the transfer portal this cycle. A volume scorer, Love has the potential to be a serious weapon for the Wildcats’ offense in 2023-24.
He’s also one of the most experienced guards in the country. He started 96 games for UNC and helped the Tar Heels reach the National Championship Game in 2022. Love is perhaps best known for hitting a game-sealing 3-pointer against Duke in the Final Four.
Last season, Love was inefficient as the Tar Heels struggled all year long. He scored 16.7 points per game on 15.1 attempts. He shot just 37.8% from the field.
Love becomes the 3rd transfer to join Arizona this offseason. The Wildcats have also added forward Keshad Johnson and point guard Jaden Bradley.