Michigan appears to be active in the graduate transfer market again this year. The Wolverines are recruiting South Dakota guard Matt Mooney along with a host of other high-major suitors.
247 Sports reports that Michigan head coach John Beilein is expected to visit Mooney next week.
Fresh off playing in the National Championship game, John Beilein will “tentatively” meet with Mooney next Tuesday.
“I think I’m going to give Michigan a serious look,” Mooney said.
Mooney said Ohio State and Memphis have also reached out to him since he announced he may transfer.
“It’s a dead period Monday through Thursday and I have a lot of coaches that want to come out this upcoming weekend,” Mooney added. “I have decide if I want to them to come out or narrow things down.”
Mooney has already visited with Bobby Hurley, Greg McDermott, Archie Miller, Chris Beard and Dana Altman, according to 247 Sports.
Mooney began his career at Air Force before transferring to South Dakota. The 6-foot-3, 210 pound guard shot 50% on twos and 36% on threes last year at South Dakota, averaging 18.7 points, 4.1 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game.
Mooney’s advanced metrics from Synergy Sports show that he grades out favorably as a ball screen scorer and passer and off the dribble shooter. Michigan is set to lose Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman to graduation after the senior guard played 34.9 minutes per game at the shooting guard position last year.