UNC's Caleb Love drives against Duke. Mar 5, 2022; Durham, North Carolina, USA; North Carolina Tar Heels guard Caleb Love (2) dribbles the ball up court during the first half against the Duke Blue Devils at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports

After a detour that briefly went through the state of Michigan, former North Carolina Tar Heels star Caleb Love is headed for Arizona. The 6-foot-4 guard announced on Twitter he will join the Arizona Wildcats for the 2023-24 season on Tuesday.

Love revealed his intentions to enter the transfer portal in March, then a month later declared his intent to join the Michigan Wolverines.

However, a report in mid-May revealed Love “did not have the subsequent credits to transfer.” Now, Love has found a new home with the Wildcats.

Love has two seasons of eligibility remaining. He will be reunited with former UNC assistant coach Steve Robinson, now an assistant for the Wildcats. Arizona finished 28-7 last season but lost in the first-round of the NCAA Tournament.

A former McDonald’s High School All-American, Love was a three-year starter for the Tar Heels and had a standout performance in the 2022 NCAA Tournament as UNC made a surprise run to the NCAA Tournament championship game. Love scored 30 points in the team’s Sweet 16 victory against UCLA and poured in 28 points in a huge win over arch-rival Duke in the Final Four.

However, Wildcats fans must learn to take the good with the bad, as Love is the classic streak shooter. When he’s hot, anything seems possible; when he’s cold, things can get ugly. Although Love averaged 16.7 points per game last season, he shot a sub-par .299% from 3-point range. He shot .266% from long range as a freshman.

Wildcats fans seemed happy Love is joining the team.

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