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Report: Michigan pursuing Columbia grad transfer Mike Smith

According to a report by Jon Rothstein, Michigan is one of two programs involved with Columbia graduate transfer Mike Smith.

Smith averaged 22.8 points, 4.5 assists and 4.1 rebounds per game this season for Columbia. The 5-foot-11 guard is a native of Burr Ridge, IL and attended Fenwick High School.

Smith is a grad transfer and would be immediately eligible to play next season. Arizona is the other program involved in his recruitment at this time.

The Wolverines are also pursuing Harvard graduate Bryce Aiken, another point guard. Aiken’s top suitors are reportedly Seton Hall, Michigan, Michigan State, Maryland and Marquette.

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  1. goblue8

    Coaches clearly want another PG

  2. poppinfresh

    Hope you wrong, I still think DDJ is gonna make a big leap next year ala walton

  3. gobluemd16

    No sources here, but I think it is pretty easy to read between the lines and see that DeJulius is exploring other options.

  4. GoBlueScrewOSU7

    There are a few other potential realities here.

    1.) this is actually a backup plan that has to do with Christopher not committing.

    And/or

    2.) Nunez and/or Bajema have indicated their desire to look elsewhere.

    I know none of JC, Nunez, and Bajema are point guards, but the roster would still be in need of a guard (PG or SG) if any of the above happened. Grabbing a grad transfer PG is probably a better bet than picking up a last minute freshman SG at this point in the recruiting cycle. Especially when both Brooks and DDJ played the 2 guard this past year.

  5. adamsmit86

    Ant did a breakdown that had some film

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