Chaundee Brown, a transfer guard from Wake Forest, has committed to the Michigan Wolverines in an announcement made official from his Instagram account on Tuesday.
His final five schools included Michigan, Gonzaga, LSU, Iowa State and Illinois, though the Tigers and Cyclones were eliminated earlier in the day. The Wolverines were a late addition to his final group and made up a ton of ground in a short amount of time to land him.
Brown was the No. 36 player nationally according to 247Sports 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 as of now. He would join Purdue transfer Nojel Eastern on the active roster in 2021-22. This is the program’s third transfer portal addition of the offseason with Eastern and Columbia grad Mike Smith, who will be eligible to play immediately this season.
Brown’s addition fills Michigan’s final remaining scholarship spot for the 2020-21 cycle regardless of if he is ruled eligible or not. He has one season of eligibility remaining whenever he gets the go-ahead from the NCAA.
We will have more on his addition throughout the day and week here at Maize n Brew.