North Carolina guard Caleb Love takes exception to questionable placement in top 100 ranking
Earlier this week, CBS Sports dropped its ranking of the top 100 (and one) players in college basketball ahead of the season starting next month.
The ranking appears to have rubbed at least one player — North Carolina’s Caleb Love — the wrong way.
Love came in at No. 93 overall, nearly missing out on the top 100 altogether. Here was his response:
— Caleb Love (@caleb2love) October 28, 2021
Love is a former 5-star prospect who often struggled as a freshman last season. He averaged 10.2 points per game but shot just 31.6 percent from the floor and had nearly as many turnovers (3.1 per game) as assists (3.6 per game).
However, his pedigree indicates that better things could be on the horizon. Love was the No. 14 overall player in the 2020 recruiting class, per 247Sports Composite rankings. He could get back into NBA Draft consideration with a positive sophomore campaign at North Carolina.
As for the rest of the top 100, UNC is also represented by bigs Armando Bacot (No. 18) and Dawson Garcia (No. 88).
North Carolina opens the 2021-22 season on Nov. 9 against Loyola (MD).