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Michigan Basketball named finalist for grad transfer guard Justin Kier

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The Wolverines are back working the grad transfer mix to add more depth at guard.

NCAA Basketball: George Mason at Penn State Matthew O’Haren-USA TODAY Sports

The Michigan Wolverines are still searching for help at the guard position with depth in question for next season. It appears they are in on that help via the transfer portal yet again, landing in the final seven schools for George Mason grad Justin Kier. The news comes via Jake Weingarten of Stockrisers.

Kier was given a fifth year of eligibility after missing the most of this season with an injury and entered the portal on the same day he received that news. He played only nine games this past season with a pair of injuries to his right foot, averaging 9.6 points and 3.6 rebounds. His best season came as a junior, where he averaged 14.5 points and 6.5 rebounds.

Here’s more on his background from NBC Sports:

With his ball-handling, attacking nature, and all-around defensive skill set, there will be teams interested in Kier. Through his collegiate career, Kier has played both as a point guard and as a two-guard. Since he has left the option open to return for Mason, he would likely want to go somewhere that would allow him to start and contend for a postseason tournament.

Michigan currently has one scholarship spot available for next season and have a trio of guards in Eli Brooks, grad transfer Mike Smith and incoming freshman Zeb Jackson.