Michigan Basketball recruiting: Duncan Robinson transfer situation

Michigan BasketballMichigan Basketball may pick up a transfer from Division III. This is rare thing, but Duncan Robinson is a rare talent. Robinson, who has blossomed into a 6-foot-8, 195 gem, had a stellar freshman season at Williams College in Massachusetts. He led the Ephs to the Division III National Championship game and averaged17.1 points, 6.5 rebounds and 1.8 assists along the way. Robinson also connected on 81 of 179 three pointers (45.3%).

Robinson was named the Division III Freshman of the Year and a fourth team All-American.

Robinson has expressed how much he loves playing for Williams College. However, when his head coach, Mike Maker, left the school to take the job at Marist it prompted Robinson to consider his options.

When it became known that he was looking at possibly transferring, he was contacted by  a slew of major basketball programs. Robinson has narrowed his options down to three; remain at Williams College or transfer to either Michigan or Davidson. Robinson is set to visit Davidson August 1-2 and will trip to Michigan August 4-6.

Robinson would have to sit out the upcoming season, but would then have three years of eligibility. If he opts to come to Michigan, it may very well mean that John Beilein and his staff will be down to one or no openings in the 2015 recruiting class. If that’s the case, they can continue to focus on some very exciting 2016 options.

2016 Recruiting Update

Michigan is in excellent position with three of the top 25 players in the 2016 class. Those players are point guard Derryck Thornton Jr (#11), power forward TJ Leaf (#20) and shooting guard Tyus Battle (#25). Thornton (Henderson, Nevada) is the top ranked point guard in the 2016 class. His dad, Derryck Thornton Sr, played for current Michigan assistant coach Jeff Meyer when he was at Liberty. Additionally, Thornton and Battle have also been seriously considering playing together in college and they both are very high on Michigan.

Closing Thoughts

John Beilein has Michigan Basketball rolling and despite the loss of three more players to the NBA, the upcoming season promises to be an exciting one.

Recruits considering Michigan have taken notice of they way John Beilein and his staff develop players and how many Wolverines have been selected in the last two NBA Drafts.

Michigan Basketball will take a nine day trip to Italy August 15-24 and the Wolverines will play four games against various All Star teams while they are there. This will be a great experience for Michigan’s seven freshmen eligible players.

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