We take a look at where UNC Basketball commits Caleb Love and R.J. Davis rank in the final Rivals recruiting rankings for the point guard position
The North Carolina Tar Heels are set to welcome in a Top 3 recruiting class for the 2020 cycle and it couldn’t have come at a better time.
After a 14-19 season in 2019-20, the Tar Heels need to reload and get things back on track starting this upcoming season. This 2020 class will not only be important for the future of the program but for the upcoming season as well.
Roy Williams and his staff will welcome in a six-man class consisting of: Caleb Love (5-star), Day’Ron Sharpe (5-star), Walker Kessler (5-star), Donovan “Puff” Johnson (4-star), R.J. Davis (4-star) and Kerwin Walton (4-star). That’s a deep class with the potential of at least a few players staying for multiple years.
Headlining that class is the five-star point guard Love. He’s UNC’s highest-ranked recruit and has really elevated his game over the past few years. Love is ranked No. 6 on 247 Sports, and No. 12 on the 247 Sports composite rankings. On Rivals, Love is ranked No. 15 overall but did move up among those at the point guard position.
Rivals is releasing their final rankings by position for the 2020 class and started off with the point guards on Wednesday. Love was among the big movers for the position, jumping from No. 8 to No. 4 among all point guards.
The only players ranked higher than Love at the position are Cade Cunningham (Oklahoma State), Jalen Suggs (Gonzaga), and Daishen Nix (NBA G-League). If you take Nix out of the rankings due to going pro, Love would be ranked No. 3 among the players committed to college.
Fellow UNC recruit, R.J. Davis, is also listed in the point guard rankings, checking in at No. 12 overall as a four-star recruit. Davis also moved up in the latest rankings and has really improved his stock overall during his senior season in New York.
Love should find himself as the Day 1 starter at point guard for North Carolina after Cole Anthony left for the NBA and Jeremiah Francis made a shocking decision to transfer out. UNC’s depth isn’t very good at the point guard position with Anthony Harris and R.J. Davis being able to play that role. UNC could also go the route of playing both Davis and Love in their two-guard lineup, inter-swapping them as Roy sees best fit.
It should be interesting to see how things play out for the Tar Heels’ lineup but one thing we are certain of is barring any injury, Love will be the starting point guard.
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