Our next commit is the quarterback of this class. He will be expected to be the leader, to blend the incoming and returning talent. He is receiving the baton. The baton that went from Joel Berry to Coby White, to Cole Anthony. This commit was plucked from the Midwest, the same territory as former Tar Heel fan favorites; Tyler Hansbrough, Harrison Barnes, and Marcus Paige.
The sixth and final commit breakdown is Caleb Love. Love is a 6-foot-3, 170 pound point guard from St. Louis, Missouri. He is a five star and 247Sports 13th rated prospect. As a senior in high school, Love averaged 26.3 points, 6.5 assists, 3.1 rebounds, and 2.6 steals. According to ACCSports.com, Love shot 50.9% from two, 34.8% from three, and 80.7% from the charity stripe.
What Love brings to this class:
*As his stats indicate, Love does a little bit of everything; he scores, facilitates, rebounds, and plays defense with a high level of intensity.
*Love is an attacking point guard who has the ability to efficiently score at all three levels. *Love is a playmaker. With his athleticism and speed, he is able to get end to end, creating space and shots for others.
Former Tar Heels Comparisons
We always want the next to be greater than the last, and we all know the importance of point guard play in the Carolina system. Love comes to Chapel Hill to assume the role of starting point guard. He is a McDonald’s All-American, Gatorade’s Mr. Basketball for the State of Missouri, and was voted Missouri’s “Mr. Show-Me Basketball.” If projections hold true, Love could be the third consecutive one and done point guard for the Tar Heels. Love’s name is already being littered among 2021 NBA mock drafts.
Similar to the classes of 2006 and 2014, this class has the potential to be a foundation of something special. It has talent, depth, and versatility. Love and Sharpe may end up as one and dones, but the other members look to become familiar faces in Chapel Hill. If forced to, this class of commits could form an inexperienced, but very talented team that would be competitive. Given that, and the nucleus of returning players, Tar Heel fans have good reason to believe winning ways will return to Chapel Hill.