Michigan basketball has been linked to one of the top guards in the transfer portal.

West Virginia’s Jose Perez officially entered the portal on Wednesday afternoon. According to On3’s Joe Tipton, Michigan and Gonzaga were the first schools to reach out regarding a potential transfer.

Perez has had an unusual collegiate career so far. He began at Gardner-Webb, where he was an immediate contributor and averaged more than 15 points per game.

He then transferred to Marquette ahead of the 2020-21 campaign, which began a string of unfortunate events. For 3 seasons in a row, his head coach has been fired at the end of the year.

Perez sat out the 2022-23 season at WVU after transferring from Manhattan because of a late coaching change. He’s expected to be eligible for 2023-24 after Bob Huggins stepped down at WVU earlier this offseason.

Michigan has added 3 transfers so far in the class of 2023, including former Alabama guard Nimari Burnett.

If Perez does transfer to Michigan, he would be expected to play a major role for the Wolverines next season. He has 1 year of eligibility remaining.