Howard graduate transfer James Daniel III will officially visit Michigan on May 29th, according to Jeff Goodman of ESPN.
Howard grad transfer James Daniel (@byrds_view11) sets visits to Ohio State (May 14), Tennessee (27), Michigan (29). Also looking at DePaul.— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) April 19, 2017
Daniel is immediately eligible to play in the 2017-18 season.
The 6-foot-0, 175-pound guard only played in two games during the 2016-17 season due to an injury. In the 2015-16 season, Daniel led the nation with 27.0 points per game.
Michigan could use its one open scholarship for 2017 5-star power forward Mohamed Bamba or a graduate transfer player. If the Wolverines can not land a commitment from Bamba, the team will turn to Pittsburgh grad transfer Cameron Johnson, Daniel, or even another athlete on the market.
Michigan coach John Beilein’s pitch to Daniel was that “he'll put the ball in my hands and it would be my job to make the best decisions and be a leader on the floor.”
If Moritz Wagner or D.J. Wilson opt for the 2017 NBA Draft, then another scholarship would become available for the 2017-18 season. Right now, the duo are testing the waters. The deadline to decide to enter the draft or stay at college is May 24th.