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Howard graduate transfer James Daniel III includes Michigan in Final 4

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James Daniel III will play the 2017-18 season for either Michigan, Ohio State, Tennessee, or DePaul.

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Howard graduate transfer James Daniel III told Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports that he has included Michigan as one of his finalists, along with Ohio State, Tennessee, and DePaul.

"It just proves the age-old belief that is you can play, they'll find you," Daniel told MLive.

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.

Daniel told MLive that he is planning a visit to Michigan and is hoping to earn a scholarship offer on the visit.

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.