Virginia Tech freshman forward Trevor Thompson is going to transfer to Ohio State. He is the second transfer forward to choose Ohio State in the last 2 weeks after landing Temple graduate transfer Anthony Lee. Thompson may be eligible next season as he may apply for a hardship waiver.
Not sure what Thad Matta is selling, but the transfers are buying for some reason even with senior starter Amir Williams returning. Indiana and Tom Crean have now struck out on two of the big time transfers they were targeting to Ohio State.
Obi is a 6'9" center. Uncertain if he would have to sit out a year. Not new but in light of Horford news could he be a fit?
Let's avoid the Caris LeVert comparison because other than being a late signee and school he has a comittiment to, and size (6'6), build (makes Caris look fat) and position (SG) he is nothing like Caris... ok ok, feel free to get all crazy on projections.
More seriously he only has one offer and even that offer was originally a North Dakota State offer but said school's coach moved to Ohio and brought the offer with him. Taylor says Seton Hall and Creighton are sniffing around in the general vicinity but no offers. Kid played in same AAU program as Mitch, Spike, and GR3.
Anyhow UMhoops.com has the full story.
Profile at UMhoops - bored of developing 3 stars into NBA draft picks Beilein is trying for 0 stars.
Per @AlexKennedyNBA on Twitter, JMo has signed with Roger Montgomery of MSG Sports.
"Harvard's Kyle Casey and Michigan's Jordan Morgan have signed with Roger Montgomery of @msgsports."
I'm guessing Jordan is going to go over to Europe and play for a few years, a la Zack and Stu. You can make a pretty darn good salary over there, much better than the D-League. No doubt some European team is going to appreciate the hard work we all know Jordan brings to the table. Awesome to see him continuing his career in basketball, and I have a feeling those degrees from UofM Engineering will treat him just fine when he comes back to the states.
Per the Twitters, more specifically a Canadian hoops blog, Michigan may have offered 3* 2014 F Marial Shayok, who recently received a release from his LOI with Buzz-less Marquette. I emphasize the *may have* since Beilein and company typically require a campus visit before handing out an offer. However, due to the fact that Shayok is expected to sign very soon, they may have relaxed the rule due to the circumstances.
He's listed at 6'6"/6'7", 205. Offers of note include IU, Virginia, Marquette (obviously), USC, and others.
One Canadian to replace another, eh?
Expect Best, Prepare For Worst: Michigan who may lose Stauskas, McGary& GR3 have offered Ottawa, ON's MarialShayok#CdnBallers
— Hoops Hype Canada (@HoopsHypeCA) April 11, 2014
Ed-Ace: Sam Webb just debunked this on Twitter. Incidentally, this is the same outlet that reported Nik Stauskas had signed with agent Mark Bartelstein earlier this week, a report Stauskas obviously denied.
Really interesting read from MLive here: http://www.mlive.com/wolverines/index.ssf/2014/04/michigan_jon_horford_t...