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

Videos


2023 Shooting Guards

  1. Nick Smith – 6-4 – Arkansas
  2. Ausar Thompson – 6-6 – Overtime Elite
  3. Keyonte George – 6-5 – Baylor
  4. Terquavion Smith – 6-4 – NC State
  5. Marcus Sasser – 6-2 – Houston
  6. Ricky Council IV – 6-6 – Arkansas
  7. Amari Bailey – 6-4 – UCLA
  8. Sidy Cissoko – 6-7 – G League Ignite (France)
  9. Nikola Durišić – 6-8 – Serbia
  10. Jordan Hawkins – 6-5 – UConn
  11. Baylor Scheierman – 6-6- Creighton
  12. Mojave King – 6-5 – Ignite (Australia)
  13. Harrison Ingram – 6-8 – Stanford
  14. Caleb Love – 6-3 – UNC
  15. Hunter Sallis – 6-4 – Gonzaga
  16. Jalen Warley – 6-5 – Florida State
  17. Kowacie Reeves – 6-6 – Florida
  18. Fedor Zugic – 6-6 – Montenegro
  19. Dominick Harris – 6-4 – Gonzaga
  20. Adam Flagler – 6-3 – Baylor
  21. Allen Flanigan 6-6 – Auburn
  22. Isiaih Mosely – 6-5 – Missouri
  23. Kadary Richmond – 6-5 – Seton Hall
  24. Jayson Tchicamboud – 6-5 – France
  25. Davonte Davis – 6-4 – Arkansas
  26. Jaylen Clark – 6-5 – UCLA
  27. Justin Moore – 6-4 – Villanova
  28. Isaiah Wong – 6-4 – Miami
  29. Langston Love – 6-4 – Baylor
  30. Josiah James – 6-6 – Tennessee
  31. Adam Miller – 6-4 – LSU
  32. Nimari Burnett – 6-3 – Alabama
  33. Justin Powell – 6-5 – Tennessee
  34. Matthew Murrell – 6-4 – Mississippi
  35. Micah Peavy – 6-7 – TCU
  36. Joe Girard – 6-1 – Syracuse