Another transfer portal target will visit Michigan basketball

Michigan basketball is going to need more depth in the frontcourt and Justin Abson is a new option who has emerged.
Old Dominion v Appalachian State
Old Dominion v Appalachian State / Mitchell Layton/GettyImages

Michigan basketball hasn't landed any players from the transfer portal just yet. The Wolverines seem to be in a strong position for former FAU center Vlad Goldin, but there has yet to be a pledge.

Remember, Goldin declared for the NBA draft so that could still be a consideration. It definitely seems like one for Johnell Davis, another former FAU standout who has been a target of Michigan basketball or at least a player Michigan basketball fans have wanted.

While we wait for Goldin and more information about Davis, another name on the radar for the Wolverines is a 6-foot-9 forward from Appalachian State Justin Abson.

Abson is an interesting player. He doesn't shoot the ball well at all. He has attempted 11 3-point attempts in his entire career. Abson is also a 43 percent free-throw shooter.

What Abson does do is defend. He averaged 2.8 blocks per game last season and 2.5 during his first two seasons. While he doesn't have an overly developed offensive game, he can score in the post. He averaged 7.9 points per game last season and shot 61 percent from the field. The big man also grabbed 7.1 rebounds on average.

it's hard to know how his game would translate to the Big Ten. Would he block as many shots? I doubt it but he could still be an effective rim protector. He could give Michigan some minutes at the five and some much-needed depth at forward/center.


Defense and rebounding matter in the Big Ten. You have to be able to shoot the ball well, but you have to do those simple things too and Abson could help. He will also visit Michigan basketball this weekend according to Clayton Safie, so keep an eye on this "interior force."