North Carolina Just Cut Bait With One Of The Most Inconsistent Players In College Hoops

UNC Guard Caleb Love

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By now, we’ve all heard of the disastrous season from the North Carolina Men’s Basketball team. The Tar Heels were the top-ranked team in the AP Top 25 Preseason Poll coming into the year.

And, how could they not be? North Carolina returned four starters and three preseason All-Americans from its 2021-2022 team that famously ended Duke Coach Mike Kryzewski’s career at Duke’s Cameron Indoor Stadium with a loss with Duke as double-digit favorites, and his career overall when the Heels beat Duke in the final four 81-77, the first matchup of the two rivals ever in the NCAA Tournament.

The backcourt of Caleb Love and RJ Davis got red-hot at the end of last season and made some truly incredible shots in last year’s postseason. This shot from Caleb Love was the dagger in the heart of the Blue Devils and will live forever in North Carolina and March Madness lore.

But, they were simply awful this year. North Carolina was a dismal 20-13, a terrible record when you consider they played in the lowly ACC. And, they missed the NCAA Tournament, making history as the first preseason number-one team to ever miss the tournament. And, they turned down the NIT, a controversial choice.

Part of the problem was, frankly, the terrible play of Caleb Love. Love shot just 38% from the field this year and only had 95 assists to 80 turnovers, a terrible ratio for a point guard. And, now, he’s transferring.

Yeah, North Carolina fans aren’t too sad about this one.

The highs were high, but the lows were very low.

Carolina did add a player on Monday, though, as it added one of the most productive transfers in the country.

North Carolina coach Hubert Davis still has a lot of work to do.