Caleb Love Leaves North Carolina: Top Scorer Tar Heels Enters Transfer Portal But UNC Adds Paxson Wojcik


Junior guard Caleb Love, North Carolina’s top scorer this season, has decided to enter the transfer portal. Love, averaging 16.7 points per game, helped lead the Tar Heels to a 20-13 (11-9 ACC) record as they failed to reach the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2010. However, UNC already has a possible replacement for the lineup as brown guard Paxson Wojcik announced his commitment shortly after Love’s decision.

Love, a consensus five-star prospect from St. Louis, is now ranked the 10th best available player on the portal, according to 247Sports, which re-rated him as a four-star player.

“I’ve been taking some time with my family to reconsider what’s best for me to continue growing as a player and I’ve decided to enter the transfer portal to continue my journey,” he said in one Monday message on Twitter.

Despite ending the season as UNC’s top scorer, Love has been one of the least efficient players in the rotation this year, shooting just 38% from the field and 30% from downtown. This is after he showed during the Tar Heels’ deep run in the 2022 NCAA tournament when he averaged 18.8 points and had 30 against UCLA in the Sweet 16 and 28 against Duke in the Final Four.

He eventually chose to return to North Carolina rather than pursue an opportunity in the NBA.

Wojcik averaged 14.9 points, 7.2 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game on a 14-13 Brown team. He shot 38% on his 5.6 3-point attempts per game, which probably matches his passing at UNC. Wojcik, a three-star Loyola-Chicago recruit after high school, was ranked 49th among players on the transfer portal by 247Sports.

Guard RJ Davis (16.1 points per game, 44% shooting) and forward Armando Bacot (15.9 points per game, 55% shooting) will form the core of the Tar Heels program next season. Caleb Love Leaves North Carolina: Top Scorer Tar Heels Enters Transfer Portal But UNC Adds Paxson Wojcik

Chris Estrada

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