Caleb Love

Updated on 5/30/24.  Written by Alan Lu.

Height: 6-4
Weight: 200
College: Arizona
Classification: Fifth-Year Senior
Birthdate: 9/27/2001

Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted

Pros:

Decent scorer off the dribble
Adequate shooter
Adequate playmaker
Adequate rebounder for his size
Adequate defender
Very good athlete

Cons:

Inconsistent shooter
Can struggle to score in traffic
Prone to hoisting up questionable shots
Can play too wildly on offense
Can be too scoring focused on offense
Not a true point guard, but is undersized to play the two

Summary:

Caleb Love is an athletic, skilled combo guard that came in as a highly touted recruit prior to enrolling at North Carolina.  He is an aggressive scorer that can take the ball to the rim to score.  He also is an active defender that can make numerous plays to help his team on that end of the floor.  He will need to show that he can effectively run the point as he largely played off the ball in high school.

During his freshman season, he really struggled to consistently make shots or to effectively run the team at the point, but Love did show flashes of his potential at times. Last year, Love had a good sophomore season. He had a couple of dominant performances in the 2022 NCAA Tournament against UCLA and Duke, but he also really struggled in his team’s championship game loss to Kansas. This past season, he didn’t play very well, but he showed his shooting and scoring potential in the 2022 NCAA Tournament. Currently, he projects to be a second round prospect for the 2025 draft.

Links:
RealGM Profile
NBADraft.Net Profile
ESPN’s 2021 NBA Mock Draft
CBC’s 2019-20 HS Basketball Statistics
On3’s Article That Mentions Love Goes To Arizona

Games Scouted:
2/18/20 CBC vs. Vashon
3/3/20 CBC vs. Parkway Central
11/30/20 North Carolina vs. Stanford
12/2/20 North Carolina vs. Texas
12/8/20 North Carolina vs. Iowa
1/26/21 North Carolina vs. Pittsburgh
2/6/21 North Carolina vs. Duke
11/20/21 North Carolina vs. Purdue
2/5/22 North Carolina vs. Duke
3/25/22 North Carolina vs. UCLA
3/27/22 North Carolina vs. Saint Peter’s
4/2/22 North Carolina vs. Duke
4/4/22 North Carolina vs. Kansas

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