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North Carolina adds commitment from five-star 2020 guard Caleb Love

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LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 10: Caleb Love looks on during the Nike Academy Showcase Game on August 10, 2019 at the Los Angeles Southwest College in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

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North Carolina added its third five-star commitment in the Class of 2020 with guard Caleb Love’s pledge to the Tar Heels with a public announcement.

The 6-foot-3 Love can play either guard spot as he’s an attacking guard with a lot of upside on defense. Giving North Carolina stability at guard with the expected one-and-done departure of freshman point guard Cole Anthony, Love’s commitment is a big one for the Tar Heels.

Joining five-star big men Walker Kessler and Day’Ron Sharpe, North Carolina has its first ball handler in the 2020 class as Love should join a backcourt that includes Anthony Harris and Jeremiah Francis in the future plans. Love’s ability to play point guard at the college level will be something to watch for as he’s transitioned to the position from being more of a shooting guard.

North Carolina found success with that formula with Coby White before he became a top-ten pick, so Love was clearly sold on the idea of playing in the Tar Heels’ offense and having a chance to potentially play right away. The St. Louis native is regarded as the No. 21 overall prospect in the nation, according to Rivals, as Love picked North Carolina over his other finalist of Missouri.

The Tar Heels are also working hard to get commitments from other five star targets such as Cade Cunningham and Ziare Williams. So far, North Carolina has the makings of another monster class as head coach Roy Williams continues to be a major factor on the trail late in his legendary run.