Caleb Love announced that he was decommitting from Michigan, despite joining them via the transfer portal not long ago. Here’s the reason for this move.
This offseason, North Carolina Tar Heels guard Caleb Love announced that he was entering the transfer portal. In early April, Love revealed that he planned on committing to play for the Michigan Wolverines basketball program. It was a huge addition for the Wolverines, but now, they will never see him wear the team’s uniform.
On Wednesday, multiple reports indicated that Love is officially decommitting from Michigan and will once again enter the transfer portal.
Considering that this news broke over a month after committing to Michigan, fans are wondering what was the reason for this new decision. We now have an idea as to what it was.
Why Caleb Love decommitted from Michigan, explained
According to CBS Sports’ Matt Norlander, Love “didn’t have the subsequent credits to transfer” to Michigan.
Norlander continued, saying that Michigan has “lofty” admissions standards for transfer students and that “a higher bar needs to be cleared for most/all credits from a prior school to carry over.” Norlander further elaborated, saying “The more credits there are to bring over, the less likely they all get kept, depending on transcript.”
Can Caleb Love go back to UNC?
Now, Love will be looking for a new team to play for ahead of the 2022-23 season. Can Love return to North Carolina and is it really in the cards? As Norlander says in his tweets above, sources told him that returning to North Carolina isn’t on the table for Love.
Before his announcement, the belief was that Love was considering Michigan and Missouri, the latter of which linked to the fact that he grew up in St. Louis.
This past season, Love averaged 16.7 points, 3.7 rebounds, and 2.8 assists while recording a field goal percentage of 37.8 and a three-point percentage of 45.5 trough 33 games (32 starts).
Much like the first time around, the college basketball world will be waiting to see where Love will end up.