Michigan a contender to land one of top transfer guards in CBB
The offseason has been a busy one for Michigan basketball. The team has undergone some significant roster changes in the months since the season ended, but there’s a possibility that there could be even more.
Friday, Michigan was listed as one of the contenders to land Jalen Coleman-Lands, one of the top transfer guards available. He spent the last two seasons playing at DePaul after initially starting his career at Illinois. Coleman-Lands is a native of Indianapolis.
Coleman-Lands listed Michigan in his top five on Friday, along with Cal, USC, Iowa State and North Carolina State, according to 247Sports. He decided to leave DePaul and pursue opportunities elsewhere after being granted an additional year of eligibility by the NCAA.
Last season, Coleman-Lands averaged 11.1 points, 2.7 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game for the Blue Demons.
During his career at both Illinois and DePaul, Coleman-Lands has appeared in 110 college basketball games, making 80 starts. He owns a career average of 9.7 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.0 assists while shooting better than 36 percent from three-point range.
This offseason, Michigan has already added a graduate transfer to its roster, receiving a commitment from former Columbia star Mike Smith. He averaged 22.8 points, 4.5 assists and 4.1 rebounds per game a year ago.