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Michigan named finalist for Wake Forest transfer wing Chaundee Brown

The wing would need a waiver to be available this season.

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Michigan Basketball is reportedly in play for Wake Forest transfer Chaundee Brown.

UM Hoops’ Dylan Burkhardt is reporting that Michigan has made the final five for Brown, who initially only had Gonzaga, LSU, Iowa State and Illinois on his list.

Brown was the No. 36 player nationally according to 247 sports composite rankings coming out of high school. He had offers from schools like Kansas, Indiana and Florida, among others.

The 6-foot-5, 220 pound shooting guard averaged 12.1 points and 6.5 rebounds last season for Wake Forest, where he was a three-year starter.

He is a traditional transfer, not a graduate transfer, meaning he will need a waiver from the NCAA to be eligible for the 2020-21 season. Wake Forest fired coach Danny Manning this offseason, but it was not until after Brown entered the transfer portal. He has one year of eligibility left.

The Wolverines currently have two scholarship spots open for next season and are thin for help at guard and on the perimeter, so the continued courtship would make sense. The program was also recently named in the mix for transfer guard Jalen Coleman-Lands. Michigan has already landed one grad transfer guard this offseason in the form of Mike Smith from Columbia.