Caleb Love

NBA DRAFT SCOUTING REPORT

POSITION: SGFROM: UNCHT: 6-4WT: 195
BORN: 9/27/01YEAR: Jr.WING: 6-9REACH: NA

Draft Notes

Love is an aggressive scoring guard with a downhill style of play. He attacks the defense and has both power and quickness on his drives to the hoop. He doesn’t shy away from contact and he’s a guy who can finish above the rim. His step-back game is promising but can be inconsistent and he’s streaky from outside.

He’s a good competitor who’s energy and hustle rubs off on his teammates, especially when he’s hitting shots.

With an impressive 6-9 wingspan (measured at Nike Skills Academy) and broad shoulders he’s clearly got the size and frame for the NBA level and fits where the NBA is going with versatile guards who can score.


He’s not necessarily a pass-first player but he does a good job of pressuring and collapsing the defense with his scoring ability, which can get open shots for teammates.

Love can get a bit careless with the ball and over dribble at times but that’s what happens when you’re the best player on the court (and his decision making will improve with age).


Comparisons

  • Monta Ellis

Draft Projection

late first to mid second round pick in the 2023 NBA Draft

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2023 Shooting Guards

  1. Nick Smith – 6-4 – Arkansas
  2. Keyonte George – 6-5 – Baylor
  3. Amen Thompson – 6-6 – Overtime Elite
  4. Ausar Thompson – 6-6 – Overtime Elite
  5. Matthew Cleveland – 6-7 – Florida State
  6. Terquavion Smith – 6-4 – NC State
  7. Chris Livingston – 6-5 – Kentucky 
  8. Amari Bailey – 6-4 – UCLA
  9. Sidy Cissoko – 6-6 – G League Ignite (France)
  10. Nikola Durišić – 6-8 – Serbia
  11. Cason Wallace – 6-3 – Kentucky
  12. Harrison Ingram – 6-8 – Stanford
  13. Caleb Love – 6-3 – UNC
  14. Hunter Sallis – 6-4 – Gonzaga
  15. Marcus Sasser – 6-2 – Houston
  16. Jalen Warley – 6-5 – Florida State
  17. Kowacie Reeves – 6-6 – Florida
  18. Fedor Zugic – 6-6 – Montenegro
  19. Baylor Scheierman – 6-6- Creighton
  20. Dominick Harris – 6-4 – Gonzaga
  21. Rayan Rupert – 6-7 – France
  22. Arterio Morris – 6-4 – Texas
  23. Adam Flagler – 6-3 – Baylor
  24. Allen Flanigan 6-6 – Auburn
  25. Jalen Hood-Schifino – 6-5 – Indiana
  26. Isiaih Mosely – 6-5 – Missouri
  27. Kadary Richmond – 6-5 – Seton Hall
  28. Jayson Tchicamboud – 6-5 – France
  29. Davonte Davis – 6-4 – Arkansas
  30. Mojave King – 6-5 – Australia
  31. Justin Moore – 6-4 – Villanova
  32. Isaiah Wong – 6-4 – Miami
  33. Josiah James – 6-6 – Tennessee
  34. Adam Miller – 6-4 – LSU
  35. Bryce Thompson – 6-5 – OK. State
  36. Nimari Burnett – 6-3 – Alabama
  37. Jaylen Clark – 6-5 – UCLA
  38. Tamar Bates – 6-5 – Indiana
  39. Justin Powell – 6-5 – Tennessee
  40. Bryan Antoine – 6-5 – Radford
  41. Matthew Murrell – 6-4 – Mississippi
  42. Micah Peavy – 6-7 – TCU
  43. Langston Love – 6-4 – Baylor
  44. Joe Girard – 6-1 – Syracuse