3 players who could follow Dusty May to Michigan basketball

The news broke late Saturday night that Dusty May will be the man in charge of resurrecting a championship program from the bottom of the Big Ten, but who's coming with him?
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With the portal open and recruits waiting to hear the first words from Dusty May, the new Michigan basketball head coach has the task of pleasing everyone in his new surroundings immediatley. The press conference will be a can't miss, but then the real work begins on building a roster and coaching staff. Speculation has been running rampant since the news broke on social media and the reactions are unknown yet, but promising. One thing is for sure the wheels are in motion and never stop. Here's a list of three potential Florida Atlantic players that he could poach from there and bring with him to Michigan basketball.

1. Vladislav Goldin Center

The big man is expected to be a graduate senior if he chooses to transfer. Goldin has improved all four years for the Owls. The Russian had 23 in a loss to Illinois back in December. He would fill the hole left by Tarris Reed if he decides he wants to bolt with May. He's a ready-made post that is seven foot tall.

Goldin already transferred once from Texas Tech in 2021. That turned out to be the right move for him and Florida Atlantic. In one go around in Lubbock Goldin appeared in just 10 games. His stats flourished under May, increasing in almost every single category.

2. Johnell Davis Guard

The leading scorer for the Owls had a career year in 2023-24. He shot over 40% from triple, as opposed to Will Tschetter who shot over 50%, albeit in less attempts. Davis can score with the best of them and is from Big Ten county in Gary, Indiana. He's also rumored to be a grad transfer if he left for greener pastures.

Davis would be a frontrunner to replace Dug McDaniel as the leading bucket getter on the floor. The most important factor about these three young men is they know how to win. When we reminisce on their final four run for decades to come, they'll go down in the annals of time as the winningest players in the school's short basketball history.

3. Alijah Martin Guard

Martin is the final name being discussed by Michigan basketball fans. He's been steady for the Owls over the last three seasons. The backcourt of him and Davis would be impacted by the possibility of Nimari Burnett staying too, but it's all just wishful thinking at this point. We all know the story now, the most likely scenario is that they will all stick it out at FAU for another run or transfer somewhere else because they won't get admitted by the admissions at the university. So take all this with a grain of salt until we get some answers over the next several weeks and months.


As for the incoming freshman, Christian Anderson and Durral Brooks are still signed to Michigan and haven't backed off of their letter of intent to the school yet. Khani Rooths could re-commit. He said he was still considering Michigan basketball. The IMG product has not received any crystal balls following his decommitting, but we should know his intentions sooner rather than later.