Michigan Basketball: Decision on Chaundee Brown could come soon

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Michigan basketball fans have been waiting to hear word on transfer Chaundee Brown and if he will be eligible and the wait shouldn’t be much longer.

The Michigan basketball season is fast approaching and is actually just about two months away as the NCAA announced things could start on Nov. 25.

But Michigan basketball still has one big question looming about the roster and that’s whether or not Chaundee Brown will be eligible to play in 2020-21?

Brown is a transfer from Wake Forest and has one year left of eligibility. He decided to leave after Danny Manning was fired as head coach. He actually left before but the writing was on the wall.

While other waivers have been granted throughout the country, Michigan basketball still hasn’t heard anything official about Brown. Last we heard, the paperwork wasn’t filed, but according to Chris Balas of The Wolverine ($), the application has been submitted.

"“The paperwork is in, and all seems to be in order for Brown to get his waiver to play immediately. From folks on both sides, they are just waiting for Wake Forest A.D. to sign off on it … and that appears likely.”"

With all of the other waivers being granted, especially to former Wolverines David DeJulius and Colin Castleton, who didn’t leave for any reason other than playing time, Brown should get the go ahead too, which would be huge for U-M.

It remains to be seen whether or not Brown would start for the Wolverines next season, but he would be part of solid rotation that will feature Franz Wagner, Isaiah Livers, Hunter Dickinson, Eli Brooks, Mike Smith, Brandon Johns and Austin Davis.

Some other freshman such as Zeb Jackson or Terrance Williams could make an impact too, however, those eight guys will be the core players this season.

Brown averaged 12.1 points per game last season and for his career, is a 32 percent shooter from 3-point range. It seems like he would make a lot of sense starting at the two, with Franz at the three and Livers at the four.

But that would force either Eli Brooks or Smith to the bench. Smith is the more natural point guard and that might make more sense, meaning either Brown or Brooks would start on the bench.

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Regardless of whether he starts or not, Brown will play a vital role for the Wolverines next season and his immediately eligibility will only make them more likely to be Big Ten contenders.