Last week Michigan basketball reached out to North Carolina transfer Seventh Woods, and now they’re taking a look at a player out west who would be immediately eligible, New Mexico Lobos grad transfer Anthony Mathis.
New Mexico grad transfer Anthony Mathis tells me he's receiving interest from Texas A&M, Michigan, Iowa State, Northwestern, BC, Auburn, Oregon, Oregon State, Cal, Vanderbilt, Arkansas, and Washington State.— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) June 4, 2019
A lot of programs have expressed interest in the 6-3 guard due to his offensive explosiveness. Mathis has averaged 12.7 and 14.4 points per game the past two seasons along with three point percentages of 47.3 and 41.6. Mathis’ three point precision is impressive, earning him the all time record for three pointers in a season for New Mexico with 106.
This is the type of player Michigan could really use, an immediate impact player. With Jordan Poole, Ignas Brazdeikis, and Charles Matthews all taking their talents to the NBA, Michigan needs more playmakers on offense, and landing Mathis would provide them with a proven and talented guard.
Juwan Howard hasn’t been Michigan’s head coach long, but he has been thrown into the fire, and seeing if he can land a transfer like Mathis would be a major win for the program. Because if Mathis was to transfer to Michigan, that would mean he turned down a bevy of other talented programs to head to Ann Arbor.
Mathis will be visiting with Oregon on Wednesday, and he’ll likely take other visits, maybe even one to Michigan, before he decides where he’ll be playing in 2019.