Bryce Aiken is one of the top college basketball transfers on the market after four tremendous seasons with the Harvard Crimson. Now, he is set to spend one more season playing as a graduate transfer. Evan Daniels of 247Sports is reporting that Aiken has trimmed his list to four schools and will make his decision on Thursday afternoon in a list that includes Iowa State, Maryland, Michigan and Seton Hall.
Aiken, a New Jersey native, was injured for most of the 2019-20 season and played in only seven games, averaging 16.7 points, 1.9 rebounds and 1.7 assists. His best season came as a junior last year where he racked up 22.2 points per game and 2.9 assists.
Michigan has been perusing the graduate transfer market since the abrupt end of the regular season, which has been necessitated even more by the departure of point guard David DeJulius, a player who most had pegged for the starting job next season in Ann Arbor.
As of now, there is only a single transfer crystal ball prediction for Aiken that has him heading to Seton Hall. Both the Pirates and Maryland have reported ties to him from his high school recruitment. Aiken was the 86th overall prospect in the 2016 class, per 247Sports.
Michigan is also in the running for another grad transfer in Columbia guard Mike Smith, who averaged 22.8 points per game with 4.1 points and 4.5 assists this season. No timetable has been given on his decision, but the Wolverines and Arizona have been mentioned as potential suitors.
Where things stand today, Eli Brooks would likely be the front-runner to start at point guard for the Wolverines next season with true freshman Zeb Jackson in line for time, as well. How this pecking order plays out may depend on who — if anyone — Michigan lands via the transfer portal.