Michigan basketball feels like the favorite for Yale transfer Danny Wolf

Dusty May might be closing in on his first addition to Michigan basketball via the transfer portal and it would be a huge win for the Wolverines.
Mar 24, 2024; Spokane, WA, USA; Yale Bulldogs forward Danny Wolf (1) reacts in the first half
Mar 24, 2024; Spokane, WA, USA; Yale Bulldogs forward Danny Wolf (1) reacts in the first half / Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Many expected Michigan basketball head Dusty May to land a 7-footer out of the transfer portal, but the one he gets, might not be the one fans expected.

Vladislav Goldin, a 7-foot-1 big man from FAU was expected by many to follow May to the Michigan basketball program along with some other players. Yet, none of them have entered the transfer portal.

And based on what's happening between Michigan basketball and Danny Wolf, I wouldn't expect Goldin to wind up in Ann Arbor. Wolf is a 7-foot center who played two seasons at Yale. He scored 22 points in the NCAA tournament but only made 6-of-23 attempts from the field, although he did made three 3-pointers.

Wolf averaged 14.1 points per game last season and 9.7 rebounds. He was an All-Ivy Team selection, as well as the MVP of the postseason tournament. He entered the transfer portal on Friday with a no-contact designation, which normally means the player has a good idea of where he's going.

It was confirmed by Davis Moseley, a program insider, that there has been contact between Michigan basketball and Wolf. Moseley then posted later on Saturday night that the Wolverines are in a "tremendous spot" for Wolf's commitment.


Wolf is currently ranked as the No. 3 player available in the transfer portal according to On3.com, so this would be a significant addition. I worry about the transition from the Ivy League to the Big Ten, especially with his struggles from the field in the NCAA tournament, but Wolf would be a perfect fit for May's system. Some fans are sure to be worried about admissions but May went to Yale, so one would be hope that getting into Michigan won't be an issue.

John Beilein said you needed to recruit the "right guys" to Michigan and it feels like Wolf is one of those guys.