Duke basketball: Ex-UNC guard Caleb Love denied admission to Michigan

Ex-UNC guard Caleb Love plays against the Duke basketball team (Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports)
Ex-UNC guard Caleb Love plays against the Duke basketball team (Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports) /

A former rival of the Duke basketball team was in the news on Wednesday. 

North Carolina guard Caleb Love has always been at the forefront of Duke basketball chatter and Blue Devil fans did not hold back after Wednesday’s news.

Love originally announced earlier in the offseason that he would be transferring out of Chapel Hill and declared shortly after that he would be committing to Michigan.

There was just one problem unbeknownst to Love. He didn’t have the grades or the credits to be accepted into Michigan.

Multiple reports surfaced that Love will no longer be attending, or playing basketball, next season for the Wolverines due to his poor grades and a lack of credits as the admissions staff at Michigan denied him acceptance to the prestigious institution.

Matt Norlander of CBS Sports, who first reported about Love’s absent credits, also said that a return to North Carolina is not an option for Caleb Love.

The North Carolina athletics program has already been through an academic scandal which former basketball player Rashad McCants, a starter on the Tar Heels 2005 National Championship team, said played on the team took phony classes and had tutors write their papers and school work.

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The scandal also involved other teams at the school but members of the football and men’s basketball squads were the most accused.

Duke basketball has no issues getting transfers into Michigan

The Blue Devils saw former basketball player Joey Baker transfer into Michigan last offseason, without any issue, after earning his degree from Duke.

Baker spent five years in Durham before heading to Ann Arbor as a graduate transfer with one year of eligibility remaining.

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Adam Zagoria of ZagsBlog tweeted to “keep an eye on” Indiana and Missouri as potential landing spots for the former Tar Heel.

Missouri was reported to be a frontrunner for Love, a St. Louis, Missouri native, as soon as he entered the transfer portal and Indiana continues to search for talent after landing a commitment from former Duke signee Mackenzie Mgbako last week.

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