Arizona’s Caleb Love competes for NBA shot at G League Elite Camp

May 12, 2024, 6:30 PM

Caleb Love...

Arizona's Caleb Love faced off against Santa Clara's Adama Bal and New Mexico's Jaelen House in a scrimmage. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

(Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

NBA draft prospects Caleb Love, Adama Bal and Jaelen House, who all have ties to Arizona, competed in the NBA’s G League Elite Camp on Saturday and Sunday in Chicago.

Arizona’s Love faced off against Bal and House in a scrimmage, where the players were able to showcase their skills in front of NBA and NBA G League scouts, coaches and front-office executives.

Bal transferred from Arizona to Santa Clara in 2023, and House transferred from Arizona State to New Mexico in 2021. House also attended Shadow Mountain High School in Phoenix.

In his first game of the weekend, Love contributed nine points, four assists and three rebounds off the bench. The 2023-24 Pac-12 Player of the Year also threw down one of the biggest dunks of the day on a clean fast break.

Bal and House joined forces on the opposing team, who won the game 103-98. Bal started for his team, putting up 11 points and 8 rebounds. House came off the bench, dropping 12 points, four assists and three rebounds.

On Sunday, the four teams in the event swapped opponents and competed in another scrimmage. Love got into the starting five on his team and dropped eight points, two assists and a team-high three steals.

House showed out in his second game, leading the team with 17 points. Bal had a quieter day with five points, three rebounds and two assists.

The three draft prospects were invited to the event to participate in the scrimmages, along with some strength and agility drills. Now that the event is over, at least six players will earn an invite to the NBA Draft Combine.

The NBA festivities will continue in Chicago as the combine gets going from May 13-19. Invited draft prospects will take official measurements, participate in drills and compete in scrimmages throughout the week.

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