Hello: Jaron Faulds, Basketball transfer from Columbia

Submitted by Wolverine Devotee on June 29th, 2018 at 3:08 PM

Columbia transfer Jaron Faulds announced today he's heading to Michigan. Averaged 4.5 pts and 3.2 rebs in 14.2 mpg as a frosh. He tells me he's joining the program as a preferred walk-on and hopes to eventually earn a scholarship. He'll first sit out the 2018-19 season.

— Brendan F. Quinn (@BFQuinn) June 29, 2018


Beilein 4 Life

June 29th, 2018 at 3:14 PM ^

First Harbaugh doesn’t manage walk-ons correctly, now Beilein takes this kid as a walk-on? Some people are gonna be pissed!

On a serious note, welcome to Michigan!


June 29th, 2018 at 7:01 PM ^

Yep, at first I was like, good luck to a guy that didn't play a ton at Columbia.

Then did a little research.  Big guy at 6'10 so much more difficult to come in right away as a big. Rated #7 in the state of Michigan and 322nd in the country as a senior in HS.  Definitely could earn a scholarship and get minutes as a backup center, especially if he develops on outside shot in his RS year.

Solid low risk pickup.

Blue in Paradise

June 29th, 2018 at 3:57 PM ^

Where is all the panic that we are giving up one of our precious walk on spots?  /s

When Jeff George Jr. announced his transfer for a walk on spot, all the morans on the Board were borderline suicidal.


On a serious note, welcome to Jaron!  Can't wait to see you on the court at Crisler Arena!


June 29th, 2018 at 4:23 PM ^

Can basketball reward a walk-on with a scholarship for a year with no future guarantee the way football teams do when they've got extra spots?


June 29th, 2018 at 5:18 PM ^

I've been watching too much World Cup, I read he was coming from Colombia...good work Brendan, thanks for the update! Looking forward to hearing more about the young man!