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Daily Brews: Top basketball transfer has Michigan in top four schools

Transfers continue to show interest in the Wolverines this offseason.

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Michigan Wolverines head coach Juwan Howard has been hitting the recruiting trail hard this year, and it doesn’t stop with just high school players. One of the top transfers available, Bryce Aiken, put Michigan in his Top-4 today according to Evan Daniels of 247sports:

Aiken also included the Iowa State Cyclones, the Seton Hall Pirates, and the Maryland Terrapins in his final four of schools considered.

The Harvard grad transfer averaged 16.7 points, 1.7 assists, and 1.9 rebounds per game on 41.2% shooting from the field in 7 games in 2019-20. He missed most of the season due to a sprained foot.

The point guard was just as impressive in his junior season averaging 22.2 points per game. He also shot a sturdy 39.8% from deep in his third collegiate season.

If he chose Michigan, Aiken would add needed competition to the point guard spot and do battle with junior point guard David DeJulius.

Top 2021 4-star prospect Julien Simon puts Michigan in Top-8

Simon is the No. 101 recruit according to 247sports composite. He has shown a lot of versatility offensively playing both wide receiver and running back, and on the defensive side of the ball he lines up in the secondary. He is an athlete listed at 6’2” and 221 lbs according to 247 sports.

DraftWire has seven Wolverines selected in the 4-round draft simulation

Luke Easterling of USAToday’s DraftWire mocks seven former Wolverines to be drafted in the first four rounds of the 2020 NFL Draft.

Cesar Ruiz goes to the Miami Dolphins in the first-round at pick No. 26 to protect Tua Tagovailoa who the Fins selected at No. 5 overall.

Then, three Michigan players are selected in the third-round with Donovan Peoples-Jones being the highest at No. 85 to the Seattle Seahawks. Then, the Baltimore Ravens bolster their defense snagging Josh Uche at No. 92 overall. Finally, the Seahawks pick their second Wolverines of the third-round selecting Ben Bredeson.

That leaves three more guys in the fourth round as the Jacksonville Jaguars draft Khaleke Hudson at No. 137 and Lavert Hill at No. 140. The Philadelphia Eagles picked up Jon Runyan at No. 145.

Eleven Wolverines players went to the combine. The remaining players not mocked in the four-round are Shea Patterson, Michael Onwenu, Josh Metellus, Sean McKeon.

2022 RB Damari Alston receives Michigan offer

The 2022 speedster also holds offers from Kansas State, Miami, Colorado, and Arkansas. He is unranked because the 2022 circuit has yet to be given rankings by the major recruiting websites.

National Brews:

  • The Dolphins will reportedly try to move up to the No. 1 overall selection by tempting the Cincinnati Bengals with their arsenal of draft picks including five first-round picks in the next two seasons.
  • Wimbledon was officially canceled yesterday due to coronavirus concerns.
  • The Cubs vs Cardinals series in London set for June was officially canceled by the MLB on Wednesday.
  • Michael Jordan was named the best college basketball player of all-time according to ESPN edging out Lew Alcinder (Kareem Abdul-Jabaar) for the top spot.