In our latest Michigan Wolverines roundup, we look at Michigan basketball transfer portal targets, the latest on Michigan football recruiting in 2023, and more.
It’s pretty clear that Michigan basketball needs to upgrade its talent after missing the NCAA tournament and the Wolverines are being active when it comes to the transfer portal.
Michigan basketball has already been in contact with a couple of possible targets in the transfer portal. One of them is former Wofford power forward B.J. Mack who has averaged over 16 points a game in each of the past two seasons.
Mack is a talented low-post scorer and also a really good spot-up 3-pointer which would be a perfect addition for the Michigan Wolverines, especially if Hunter Dickinson returns.
Michigan basketball actually was supposed to hold a Zoom meeting with Mack on Thursday. However, Mack isn’t the only player the Michigan Wolverines have been in contact with as Joe Tipton also reports that U-M has been in contact with former Pittsburgh standout John Hugley.
Hugley is another 6-foot-9 power forward. It’s clear that Michigan sees a need at that position and Hugley would be a great addition after averaging more than 16 points per game in 2021-22. He’s not a 3-point shooter but would give the Wolverines a legit scoring option at the four.
2023 Michigan football recruit sets official visit
When it comes to the Michigan football 2023 recruiting class, the Wolverines aren’t quite finished yet as former Notre Dame signee Brandyn Hillman is emerging as a top target.
Hillman is ranked 206th overall according to the On3 industry rankings for the 2023 class and he is also the No. 6 athlete at 6-foot-1, 190 pounds. He was also let out of his letter of intent by Notre Dame recently.
Hillman also rushed for over 1,000 yards in his final year of high school but it sounds like Michigan football wants him as a defensive back. At any rate, according to EJ Holland, Hillman will take an official visit to the Michigan Wolverines, which is another really good sign.
I could be wrong but it seems like the blue-chip ratio in the 2023 class is about to improve.
Michigan Wolverines day one NCAA wrestling results
Thursday was the first day of the NCAA wrestling tournament and the Michigan Wolverines are currently sitting in 8th place with 14.5 points.
Three Wolverines have advanced to the quarterfinals including top-ranked heavyweight Mason Parris. Cameron Amine and Will Lewan both made the quarterfinals as well.
Parris is the No. 1 heavyweight in NCAA wrestling right now and with his two victories on Thursday, he improved to 30-0 on the season. He is now three wins away from a national championship and a perfect season.