It has been a bit of a crazy offseason for the Michigan Wolverines men’s basketball program with no shortage of recruiting and transfer storylines. With the recent news that former Purdue guard Nojel Eastern would not be coming to Michigan, some have wondered why Wake Forest transfer Chaundee Brown has not been officially announced either.
It appears that we can all step back from the ledge there, as The Michigan Insider’s Zach Shaw pointed out on Wednesday that Brown is registered as a student in the University of Michigan directory. This likely means that an official announcement on his addition to the team should be coming any time now.
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.
Unless a waiver is obtained for immediate eligibility, Brown would have to sit out the 2020-21 season. However, there has been optimism that he will be ruled eligible and be in the mix for the upcoming campaign.
Our Jacob Shames did a solid breakdown of what Brown can bring to the table after his commitment to Michigan. Here’s an excerpt from that:
There’s not a team in America that wouldn’t be made better by inserting Brown into its rotation. He has three years of power conference experience, can play three positions well, is elite in at least one area (rebounding) and has a malleable game that doesn’t demand X number of touches per contest to make an impact.
Brown has one season of eligibility remaining whenever the clock starts on his playing time in Ann Arbor.