Caleb Love has decommitted from Michigan and is back in the transfer portal, so where could the former UNC Tar Heels star land now?
The one thing that we know is that Caleb Love isn’t going to play another minute for UNC basketball. The former 5-star guard who was instrumental in leading the Tar Heels to the Final Four and National Championship Game in 2022 transferred out of Chapel Hill after a disastrous junior season individually and for the Heels as a whole.
Where he plays next, however, is heavily in question.
After putting his name in the transfer portal, Love initially committed to play for Juwan Howard at Michigan. But on Wednesday, multiple reports confirmed that the guard has now decommitted and is back in the transfer portal due to the fact that he did not have the credits to be admitted into Michigan.
At this stage of the offseason, the transfer portal is far barer than it was previously, making Caleb Love one of the most coveted commodities available. But where will he land? We have five great destinations that could surely use the former North Carolina star on the roster for the 2023-24 season.
Caleb Love transfer destination No. 5: Saint Louis Billikens
Saint Louis has been in good hands under head coach Travis Ford, but the Billikens face a tough task in the 2023-24 season as they will be replacing the bulk of their offense from a year ago, not the least of which includes replacing Yuri Collins, one of the nation’s best point guards who has declared for the NBA Draft.
Caleb Love is a St. Louis native and, though his initial decision to commit to Michigan didn’t take him necessarily close to home, there’s a chance that a second time in the portal could lead him to that point.
The Billikens have the chance to still make noise with the Atlantic 10 still not looking particularly deep, but Love would be a superstar in the league and make a huge impact for Saint Louis. This is definitely a homer play for Love in the portal, but it’s one that would benefit the player, his draft stock, and the program alike.