Michigan Basketball: 3 takeaways from a wild offseason thus far

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2. Landing Olivier Nkamhoua made things a little less stressful

The bizarre story that occurred here almost cost Michigan basketball a solid power five transfer. Michigan was considered to be the favorite to land Nkamhoua for some time and then in the blink of an eye, they were out of it.

A day passed and Michigan basketball went from being out of the mix completely to securing the services of Nkamhoua.

Nkamhoua’s experience from the SEC is immeasurable. It will certainly make his transition to the Big Ten a whole lot easier. He also may be counted on to be the one with the ball in his hands when the game is on the line. His presence alone helps Michigan basketball fill a void that they were in desperate need of. Now he just has to put it all together.

He made the right decision by coming back for another year instead of being drafted. He’s not gaining any attention in 2024 mock drafts yet but has plenty of time to fix that. He’ll have to improve his outside shooting and become a consistently relentless defender if he wants to be coach Howard’s next first-round project.