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Michigan basketball has one scholarship open for 2017

Michigan commits Jordan Poole, Eli Brooks and Isaiah Livers have signed a letter-of-intent with the Wolverines, which leaves one more scholarship open.

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After 2017 Michigan commits Jordan Poole, Eli Brooks and Isaiah Livers signed their letters-of-intent to play for the Wolverines, coach John Beilein announced that he has one open scholarship on the roster for next season.

"We would have one left," Beilein said Thursday. "We have one left right now, with Mark being a senior. Mark's in his last year with his. So we have one left."

Mark Donnal, who redshirted in the 2013-14 season, could get another year, but fifth years are not guaranteed at Michigan.

"These guys know, you have to earn your fifth year," Beilein said. "They all have four-year scholarships, it's not about this or that, you're on a four-year scholarship."

The Wolverines would love to give that one scholarship to 2017 five-star forward Mohamed Bamba. The 6-foot-11, 205-pound power forward is ranked No. 3 in the 2017 class, according to 247Sports. He is the second-best power forward and No. 1 player from the state of New York. Bamba officially visited Michigan on September 2nd, but seems to have his sights on Kentucky or Duke.

Donnal has been replaced in the starting lineup by sophomore Mortiz Wagner.