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Michigan in contact with Georgia transfer guard Sahvir Wheeler

He led the SEC in assists this past season.

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The Michigan Wolverines continue to seek help via the transfer portal, this time by reaching out to Georiga transfer point guard Sahvir Wheeler. Juwan Howard’s interest in the SEC’s assists leader was first reported by ESPN’s Jeff Borzello.

“Georgia transfer Sahvir Wheeler tells ESPN he’s heard from Kentucky, Kansas, Gonzaga, Oklahoma State, Michigan, LSU, Texas, Oregon State, Stanford, Wichita State,” Borzello tweeted on Monday. “Plans to cut his list in a week or so. Wants to compete for a title. Averaged 14.0 points, led SEC with 7.4 assists.”

Wheeler was the No. 100 player in the country and eighth-ranked point guard in the 2019 recruiting class, per the 247Sports Composite.

Michigan has been keeping an eye on the portal since the 2020-21 season ended with a loss to UCLA in the Elite Eight. They have also shown interest in Coastal Carolina guard DeVonte’ Jones, who will speak with Howard and the Michigan staff sometime this week. Both players have mentioned the desire to compete for a national championship.

Senior guard Eli Brooks will return for a fifth season in 2021-22, but Michigan has youth behind him at both guard spots. Sophomore Zeb Jackson and incoming freshmen Frankie Collins and Kobe Bufkin fill out the rest of the rotation.