Michigan basketball: Chaundee Brown admitted? And other b-ball notes

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It appears Michigan basketball’s transfer guard was admitted to the university, ending speculation that he could suffer the same fate as Nojel Eastern.

Chaundee Brown left a downtrodden Wake Forrest squad, setting a course for greener pastures, and he chose Michigan basketball as his destination. Around the same time, Purdue’s Nojel Eastern made the same pledge, and just recently, Nojel informed Michigan nation that too many of his credits didn’t translate, and he will no longer become a Wolverine.

As the clock ticked the worrying grew. Brown could be the piece of the puzzle that U-M needed to vault themselves into contention in the Big Ten and beyond. That piece seemed to be jeopardy, or is it?

If you search the U-M student directory, you can find one Chaundee Brown, an undergraduate in the University of Michigan College of Literature, Science, and the Arts.

While university representatives have not officially informed the public of the admission, the website makes it pretty clear.

Will he play?

That’s the question of the century for Michigan basketball. Brown might be a student, but his athletic eligibility for 2020 is still in question. I wrote in a recent article why Chaundee should be immediately eligible, explaining that he should play considering his coach was fired. However, there are no guarantees, and only around 55% of waivers are granted.

While we wait to hear news from the NCAA, it’s comforting knowing Chaundee will at least be a student and a contributor on the court.

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