It’s been rumored for a couple weeks and now it’s official. Thanks to Tim from Varsity Blue for forwarding me the release (the full release is also posted on MGoBlue). Kelvin has not decided where he will head next.
I’ll have some reaction later but my immediate reaction is mixed. It’s good for the future in the sense that it opens a scholarship (scholarship breakdown) but I’m also disappointed for Kelvin and wish him the best.
“Point guard” depth will be interesting next year. This is technically a “two guard” offense and it doesn’t have a defined point guard position but I think Stu will definitely take on additional ball handling responsibilities next year (as I mentioned here).
“Kelvin has asked for his release from the program and we will grant that to him,” said Beilein. “Over the last two years, he has been a positive influence in helping build the foundation of our program. He is a wonderful young man on and off the floor. We wish him nothing but success in the future.”
“It’s been a wonderful experience both as a student and as a player here at the University of Michigan, but I feel I need a fresh start,” said Grady. “I love this university and want to thank the coaching staff, my teammates and everyone else who has supported me over the past two years. However, I have decided to explore other academic and playing opportunities at this time.”