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New Michigan basketball portal addition shuts down rumors of him leaving the program

Rumors have been spreading that a new 5-star transfer addition for the Wolverines was not going to play in Ann Arbor; he shut those rumors down on Thursday night.



Juwan Howard and Michigan basketball will take the court soon
Dec 17, 2022; Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA; Basketball sit on the court at Crisler Center. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Even a casual college hoops fan could tell you that the 2023-24 season is going to be vital for Juwan Howard and his Michigan Wolverines. on top of that, for the first time in nearly four years, Howard and company will be without their three-year former All-American star, Hunter Dickinson, who committed to Kansas via the portal on Thursday morning. This week, rumors began flying that new Michigan basketball transfer portal addition, former 5-star Caleb Love, was not going to be suiting up for the Maize and Blue next winter.

On Thursday night, Caleb Love silenced these rumors and emphasized that he is thrilled to be committed to be playing basketball for the University of Michigan.

New Michigan basketball transfer portal addition, former 5-star Caleb Love, shuts down Twitter rumors of his departure

The Wolverines needed a boost of talent following their poor 2022-23 season, which ended with a frustrating NIT loss at Vanderbilt in March. Now, without Hunter Dickinson and others, Juwan Howard and his Michigan basketball team are going to need to reload, in many ways, from scratch. That being said, Michigan has a crucial tool at its disposal: the transfer portal. So far, Howard has gone to work and landed some of the nation’s top transfers, including former 5-star Caleb Love, who has played his career with the North Carolina Tar Heels thus far.

The new Michigan basketball transfer portal addition was recently faced with a rude welcome to being a Michigan Wolverine — rumors that players or coaches are leaving appear to come with the territory of playing under one of the largest athletic and academic brands in the world. Still, Caleb Love was quick to shut these rumors down on Thursday night, stating, “Yes, I will play for Michigan next year! Stay tuned! Go Blue.”

The addition of this former 5-star will be crucial for the Michigan basketball team this winter — Love is already thought of as one of the top guards in the Big Ten despite never playing a minute in the Maize and Blue thus far. For the struggling Wolverines, it is great news that these rumors were all smoke and mirrors, and that Love is reaffirming his commitment ahead of the long offseason.

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