Michigan Wolverines news: A transfer portal commitment is imminent, plus more

Michigan basketball is poised to land a transfer portal commitment, plus the Michigan Wolverines women's basketball team see two players depart.
March 22, 2024, Brooklyn, NY, USA; Florida Atlantic Owls center Vladislav Goldin (50) shoots against
March 22, 2024, Brooklyn, NY, USA; Florida Atlantic Owls center Vladislav Goldin (50) shoots against / Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

There have been multiple expert projections for Michigan basketball to land Vlad Goldin and they have come from 247 Sports, Rivals, and On3.com. Joe Tipton of On3.com put in an expert projection for Goldin to the Michigan Wolverines and since he does many of the edits, that seems important.

Davis Moseley of 247 Sports reported that a commitment should happen in the coming days. He didn't know exactly when, but Michigan basketball fans should be getting good news. Goldin, a former transfer portal addition for Dusty May at FAU, would be a huge pickup. Not just because he's 7-foot-1 either.

Goldin averaged 15.9 points per game last season. He's a solid rebounder and shot blocker and would be among the best big men in the Big Ten immediately. That would be a huge upgrade so stay tuned because Goldin feels like the first domino to fall.

Michigan Wolverines lose two to transfer portal in women's basketball

The transfer portal is ramping up for women's basketball too and Tuesday was a tough day for Michigan basketball as Laila Phelia, the Wolverines First-Team All-Big Ten guard announced she was leaving the program via the transfer portal.

It was reported that she had a no contact designation but that was later taken off. She averaged 16.8 points, 3.6 rebounds, two assists and 1.5 steals in 36 minutes per game.

Phelia was part of the Michigan women's basketball team that reached the Elite 8. She was a freshman on that team.


Chyra Evans also entered the transfer portal leaving the Michigan Wolverines after two seasons. Lauren Hansen also declared for the WNBA draft. Evans averaged over six points and four rebounds this past season and is the sixth Michigan women's basketball player to enter the transfer portal.