Michigan Basketball: 3 takeaways from a wild offseason thus far

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3. Jose Perez would be a strong consolation prize in July

He’s no Caleb Love, but he’s no slouch either. Perez can get buckets and should be a starter if he ultimately chooses Michigan.

You can’t expect him to go for 20 every night, but if he can average about half of that, to go with the outputs from Nkamhoua, Dug McDaniel, and Tarris Reed, then Michigan basketball can be a legitimate top-25 team.

Beating out Gonzaga and West Virginia, especially if Bob Huggins somehow gets reinstated, to obtain the rights of Perez would be quite the accomplishment for coach Howard at this juncture in his time as head man. He’s one of the prime remaining transfers halfway through the offseason. Those guys don’t just grow on trees this time of the year.

Howard and his staff have four more months to find one more student-athlete to max out its scholarship count at 13, should Perez go to Michigan.

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The way things are going, with seemingly someone transferring out of their current school on a daily basis, means it could realistically happen sooner or later. A center makes the most sense, as long as Perez picks Michigan in the meantime.