Transfer guard Aidan Mahaney 'one to watch' for Michigan basketball

Late on Tuesday night, a prime target for Michigan basketball entered the transfer portal in Saint Mary's guard Aidan Mahaney.
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New Michigan basketball head coach Dusty May has been active in the transfer portal. Frankly, that's an understatement.

May hosted three transfer portal targets over the weekend and there continues to be good vibes with former FAU center Vlad Goldin. The 7-foot-1 center has been projected to Michigan basketball by a number of Michigan insiders, national analysts, and even folks on the FAU side of things.

That would be a great building block. Of course, Goldin has just one year left but this is about trying to build the best team for next season and he could be an All-Big Ten center.

However, another player of note entered the transfer portal on Tuesday night and that's Aidan Mahaney of Saint Mary's.

This is notable because Michigan basketball hired Saint Mary's associate head coach Justin Joyner as an assistant. He was the primary recruiter for Mahaney and the two have known each other for years.

That doesn't mean that Mahaney is automatically coming to Michigan. He averaged 13.9 points per game last season as a sophomore. He also grabbed 2.6 rebounds and dished out 2.6 assists. Beyond that, Mahaney is a volume 3-point shooter and has averaged more than two 3-point makes per game in each of his two college seasons, shooting 37.5 percent overall.

"One to watch" for Michigan basketball

There hasn't been any reported contact between Michigan and Mahaney, but with Joyner being close to him, the Wolverines feel like they'll be heavily involved. There should be plenty of competition though.

Josh Henschke of Rivals said it was "one to watch" for the Wolverines. Davis Moseley of 247 Sports posted that there was "significant smoke" about Mahaney to Michigan.


So stay tuned. This would be a major addition if Dusty May can make it happen.