Michigan Basketball: 3 transfers still on the board to pursue

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The Michigan basketball season will tip off in four months and the Wolverines are still without a complete roster to compete at full capacity.

Three of the five starters are locked in for Michigan basketball in 2023-24. The other two slots are still up for grabs with Juwan Howard still searching for a pair of players to add via the portal.

Michigan basketball is looking far and wide across the globe and may or may not be in a position to grab one sooner rather than later. Speculation on Twitter is growing slowly, but surely.

Realistically thinking, everyone knows by now that Michigan basketball needs one more reserve big and another backcourt startable wing. Any of these three would be a blessing, but none of them are game-changers that will make the Wolverines national contenders in 2024.

1. Jahvon Quinerly

The former five-star would get the fanbase excited if he committed to Michigan because of his 247sports.com standing. He’s a point guard, which Michigan doesn’t necessarily need, but you can never have enough ball handlers.

Jaelin Llewellyn proved that when he got hurt last year and forced a freshman into the starter’s role, which made him grow up in a hurry. Because of that, Dug  McDaniel is expected to be the starting point in his sophomore campaign.

Memphis is a favorite to land him, but nothing is set in stone yet. Quinerly would be a starter and the tandem of him and McDaniel would form one of the nation’s premier backcourts. He accomplished a slew of successes while at Alabama that he would bring to a program that is in dire need of getting it back.

Ex-teammate Nimari Burnett has to get in his ear about the potential of pairing up again in Ann Arbor. Coach Howard can offer him 30-plus minutes a night, a starting spot in the lineup, and a direct path to the NBA to follow in the footsteps of Jett Howard, Kobe Bufkin, and others.