Michigan basketball lands another impactful transfer in Danny Wolf

What a weekend it has been already for Michigan basketball as the Wolverines landed their third commitment of the weekend with the pledge of Danny Wolf.
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

It was awesome to see the Michigan football team back on Saturday. But the cherry on top was the commitment of former Yale big man Danny Wolf.

The bomb was dropped by Adam Schefter, who reported the commitment on Twitter. Soon after, May confirmed and dropped his own post on X. Regardless of who announced it, May is a Michigan basketball pledge, and this is the third commitment in two days.

Rubin Jones is a sneaky good pickup. The more you learn about him, the more you like what he'll bring to Michigan basketball next season. But Wolf is a top-15 player according to 247 Sports and On3.com in the transfer portal.

Wolf is a 7-footer who can play the four or the five for Michigan basketball. There could be some defensive issues trying to guard Big Ten fours, but Wolf is a dynamic talent for his size. He made nearly a 3-pointer per game last season and shot 34 percent. The big man was also vital in the NCAA tournament run for the Bulldogs, averaging 14 points and 9.7 rebounds per game.

Here's what this commitment means for Michigan basketball

You have to think about going up from the Ivy League to the Big Ten with Wolf. That's always part of the projection but there's a reason that UConn, North Carolina, and other programs were interested. Wolf is a big man who can dribble, shoot, and even create a little bit. He's not just a low-post scorer.

That's going to be exciting in Dusty May's system. I'm also wondering, as many other Michigan fans are probably wondering too, if Wolf's commitments means Vlad Goldin isn't coming. That's not my read on things. It could create some defensive issues, but imagine trying to guard those guys?


Goldin and Wolf visited Michigan basketball on the same weekend. That makes me believe they are open to playing together or have at least thought about it. We'll have to see what happens but this is a big domino and a starting player for the 2024-25 team.