Michigan Basketball Lands Another Top Player On Transfer Market

It's been a busy offseason for the Wolverines. 

Will Burchfield
May 19, 2020 - 4:05 pm

Juwan Howard and Michigan have added their third transfer of the offseason.

The latest is Wake Forest guard Chaundee Brown, who announced his decision Tuesday via Instagram.  

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Brown, a top-50 recruit in the country in 2017, averaged 12.1 points and 6.5 rebounds over 23 games last season for Wake Forest. 

Barring a waiver from the NCAA, he'll have to sit out the 2020-21 season, like fellow transfer Nojel Eastern from Purdue. They'll be key pieces for Howard in 2021-22, a season in which Michigan could see significant roster turnover. 

The Wolverines' other transfer, point guard Mike Smith from Columbia, is immediately eligible. 

It's been a busy offseason for Michigan. In addition to the three transfers who've arrived, three have departed in David DeJulius, Colin Castleton and Cole Bajema. The Wolverines also brought in the No. 12-ranked recruiting class in the country, but lost a pair of five stars when Isaiah Todd opted to turn pro and Joshua Christopher committed to Arizona State.