Duke basketball forward Kyle Filipowski tolled a former rival after his announcement.
Kyle Filipowski sent shockwaves around the country this week when he announced he would be returning to the Duke basketball program for his sophomore season and then he started to have fun on Twitter.
Shortly after the ACC Freshman of the Year posted his decision, he tweeted at former North Carolina guard Caleb Love, “On behalf of the Duke community we wish you the best at Michigan!!”
Love, who entered the transfer portal and verbally committed to Michigan last week, previously responded to an April Fools Day tweet saying that he would be transferring to Durham and joining the Blue Devils for the rest of his college career.
Love responded on social media saying, “congratulations on your decision bro! hope you have a great season next year! bless up!”
The exchange ended with a simple “Likewise” from Filipowski.
Who said rivalries won’t carry over into the transfer portal?
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Kyle Filipowski averaged 15.1 points, 8.9 rebounds, 1.6 assists, and 1.3 steals per game last season for Duke while shooting 44.1-percent from the floor as he quickly became one of the best players in the ACC.
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The return of Kyle Filipowski is paired with Tyrese Proctor and Mark Mitchell while junior point guard Jeremy Roach has declared for the 2023 NBA Draft, alongside Dariq Whitehead and Dereck Lively, but will maintain his college eligibility.
Caleb Love played a major factor in the Tar Heels’ run to the National Championship Game two years ago but North Carolina became the first team which was ranked as the preseason No. 1 team in the country to miss the NCAA Tournament this season.
However, Love’s inconsistent play, and shooting, were a major factor in his departure from Chapel Hill.
North Carolina has announced that RJ Davis and Armando Bacot will return to the program next season.