Michigan basketball lands commitment from high-profile transfer guard
Michigan earned a commitment from transfer guard Nimari Burnett on Thursday morning.
Burnett comes to Michigan by way of Alabama. He began his career at Texas Tech, making the the Wolverines his 3rd program in 4 years.
On3’s Joe Tipton was 1st to report that news:
NEWS: Alabama transfer Nimari Burnett has committed to Michigan, he tells @On3sports.
Former McDonald’s All-American. Began his career at Texas Tech.
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— Joe Tipton (@TiptonEdits) March 30, 2023
Burnett mostly came off the bench for the Crimson Tide this past season, but he did start 9 games. He averaged 5.6 points per contest and shot 32.1% from 3-point range.
Michigan is losing Jett Howard for next season, so there’s a big opportunity for a new guard to step in and have a big role in Michigan’s offense.
Burnett is a former McDonald’s All-American. He was a 4-star prospect and the No. 34 overall player in the country in the class of 2020, per 247Sports Composite rankings.
Burnett, who did not play in 2021-22, will have 3 years of eligibility remaining.