The Michigan Wolverines have a need for depth at guard given attrition this offseason and have been back working the transfer portal hard in search for reinforcements. The work has been paying off, as DePaul grad transfer Jalen Coleman-Lands put the Wolverines in his final five schools late Friday night in an Instagram post. Michigan will fight with USC, California, NC State and Iowa State for his services.
Coleman-Lands, who we listed this week as one of the top transfers still available for Michigan to pursue, was given a sixth season of eligibility by the NCAA this spring and he has elected to use it to go elsewhere. He started every game for DePaul this season and averaged a tick over 11 points per game.
Coleman-Lands was a top-40 recruit coming out of high school and spent his first two seasons at Illinois before transferring to DePaul. Early on in his DePaul career, he broke his hand and only played in nine games, which was what allowed him the sixth eligible season.
Should he decide to come to Michigan, he would be eligible immediately. While primarily playing the two-guard in his career, he had made 36 percent of his career attempts from beyond the three-point line, which could add some much-needed scoring punch.
Michigan currently has a pair of scholarship spots open for the 2020-21 season after an offseason of a few recruiting misses and three transfers out of the program. Two of those transfers came in the form of players that had the ability to play the two in David DeJulius and Cole Bajema. The other was big man Colin Castleton.