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Michigan Basketball interested in Columbia grad-transfer guard Mike Smith

Michigan is looking to bolster their roster via grad transfer.

NCAA Basketball: Columbia at Virginia Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

With the season over for all programs in college basketball, the Michigan Wolverines are already thinking about next season and how they can improve their roster.

Per CBS Sports Jon Rothstein, Michigan is interested in Columbia grad-transfer guard Mike Smith.

Smith was the Ivy League’s leading scorer, averaging 22.8 points per game with a 43.2% FG percentage. The 5-foot-11 averaged 4.1 rebounds and 4.5 assists per game while attempting north of six three pointers per game to the tune of 34.1%.

With the departure of point guard Zavier Simpson the Wolverines are looking to add a veteran presence at the position to fill the void, and Smith would fit the bill. The Wolverines are also interested in another Ivy League product, former Harvard guard Bryce Aiken.

Michigan is currently expected to be over the scholarship next season by one, so the addition of Smith or Aiken would create further attrition than there is currently. Arizona is also in the mix for Smith and there’s currently no timetable for when he’ll announce where he’s headed.