The 2020 arms race between North Carolina and Duke continues. On Tuesday night, UNC landed another commitment: 6-foot-3 point guard Caleb Love. Love is North Carolina’s third commitment in the 2020 recruiting class; he joins fellow 5-star prospects Day’Ron Sharpe and Walker Kessler.
According to 247 Sports, Love ranks as the No. 4 point guard in the 2020 class and the No. 21 overall prospect.
Five-star guard Caleb Love has committed to North Carolina.
"I felt like it was the best fit for me. The winning tradition, the opportunity to play under a Hall of Fame coach, the culture of excellence and importance of family."
The Tar Heels now have three five-stars in 2020.
— Jeff Borzello (@jeffborzello) October 2, 2019
Love, who also considered Louisville and Missouri, plays his prep ball for St. Louis (Mo.) Christian Brothers College. He took an official visit to North Carolina the same weekend that Kessler visited Chapel Hill, too. Five days after that visit, Love cancelled an official visit to Louisville. Love visited Missouri the weekend of Sept. 6.
With Cole Anthony set for a monster one-and-done season in Chapel Hill, Love looks like the heir to North Carolina’s point guard throne. UNC is set up to pace that baton from Coby White, the No. 7 pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, to Anthony, a projected top-three pick, and Love.
This continues an incredible back-and-forth between UNC and Duke over the last few weeks. The Blue Devils, after the commitment of Henry Coleman last Friday, have four 2020 commits, all top-40 prospects. Within that group, Duke has three 5-star prospects, too: Jalen Johnson, DJ Steward and Jeremy Roach. Kessler, of course, was a target of Duke before committing to North Carolina.
Duke and North Carolina currently rank No. 2 and No. 3, respectively, in 247 Sports’ 2020 team rankings.