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Ex-North Carolina star Caleb Love reveals his next stop
By Tommy Fradenburg,
On Twitter on Tuesday , former North Carolina guard Caleb Love announced that he is transferring to Arizona.
Love entered the transfer portal on March 27 after the Tar Heels missed the NCAA Tournament. On April 7, he revealed he would transfer to Michigan. He later reaffirmed his commitment in a since-deleted tweet but changed his mind weeks later.
Love, a five-star recruit, played his first three seasons at North Carolina. He made an immediate impact as a freshman, starting 26 of 29 games and averaging 10.5 points on a team that lost in the NCAA Tournament Round of 64 in head coach Roy Williams' final season.
As a sophomore, Love averaged 15.9 points for a team that made an unlikely run to the Final Four before losing to Kansas in the national title game.
After the championship game, four of " The Iron Five " — Love, Armando Bacot, R.J. Davis and Leaky Black — announced they'd return to North Carolina. Entering the season, the Tar Heels were ranked No. 1, but North Carolina finished 20-13 and failed to make the NCAA Tournament.
Love, who is capable of playing point and shooting guard, will join an Arizona team that earned a No. 2 seed in the NCAA Tournament but lost to Princeton in one of several Round of 64 upsets.
The Wildcats lost last year's starting point guard, Kerr Kriisa , who transferred to West Virginia, so Love could slide into that position as a starter.
Head coach Tommy Lloyd should be happy with the addition of Love, who averaged nearly 17 points last season. However, he can't be happy with Love's three-point shooting percentage (29.9%) last season.