The senior guard had a chance to enter the NBA Draft after the 2022 season when the Tar Heels made it to the national championship. Instead, he along with a few other starters decided to return. UNC finished 20-13 last year which was far from their preseason No. 1 ranked expectations.
Love averaged 16.7 points per game in 2022-23 including 2.8 assists per game. He is not known for his three-point shooting averaging 30 percent from behind the arc. He has been solid at the free throw line making 81.5 percent of his attempts in his career.
The tenth best player in the transfer portal per 247 Sports, Love will bring a much-desired skill set to Ann Arbor. The Wolverines have lacked that superb guard play in recent years and they are hoping Caleb Love is the answer.
With Hunter Dickinson transferring and Kobe Bufkin entering the NBA Draft, Michigan needs to replenish their talent badly.
Love is the third transfer this off-season Howard has received. Forward Tray Jackson (Seton Hall) and guard Nimari Burnett (Alabama) have also pledged their allegiance to Michigan.
The honeymoon effect for Howard is starting to wear off and after a disappointing season by Michigan last year, the pressure from fans is mounting. The heat is on to turn things around in Ann Arbor. And Love could be a big reason that comes to fruition.