Michigan The expected depth of basketball on base may not be that deep, after all.
Protect Caleb Lovewhich he undertook to transfer to Wolverine After three seasons in North CarolinaIt reportedly stopped on Wednesday. According to Joe Tipton of On3.com. Love is rated as No. 16 transfer available in the off-season by 247 Sports.
Love averaged 16.7 points, 2.8 assists, and 3.7 rebounds in 35.7 minutes per game. Tar heels Last season. He starred in North Carolina’s 2022 run to the NCAA Championship Game, averaging 18.8 points over six games. Love is a high-volume scorer, which means he needs the ball a lot; He averaged 15.1 shooting a game last season, but shot only 37.8% overall and only 29.9% on three-pointers, despite hitting 7.4 shots outside the arc per game.
The Wolverines still have running backs Jaylen Llewellyn and Doug McDaniel at point guard. Llewellynwho moved from Princeton Prior to last season, he was injured in the eighth game of the season, and tore his ACL in the December 4 game against Kentucky in London. He averaged seven points and 2.8 assists in his short stint as a starter. After undergoing knee surgery, he received a medical hardship waiver from the NCAA in order to return for the 2023-24 season.
Michigan is also set to add Nemari Burnetttransfer from Alabamaas well as guard George Washington III, the Wolverines’ only remaining commitment from the class of 2023, which was Ohio Gatorade Player of the Year last season.
Still, Llewellyn isn’t in full force yet.
“I can’t believe I’m getting into my sophomore year (at Michigan), I didn’t think I’d be in this position, but I’m so grateful for another opportunity to play with these guys and in this program,” he told the Defend the Block podcast this week. “I’ve just started getting back on the court in the last couple of weeks. More and more athletic stuff than just leg raises and stuff I’ve been doing for the two months since surgery, but it’s good to be moving more.”
A true freshman last season, McDaniel became the starter after Llewellyn was injured. After a slow start to the season, he was shooting, averaging 13.8 points, 3.5 assists, 2.5 rebounds and 1.3 steals over the Wolverines’ last eight games, while shooting 43.3% from the outside.
Free Press sports writer Tony Garcia contributed to this report.
This article originally appeared on the Detroit Free Press: Transfer Caleb Love decommits from Michigan Basketball: Report