2020-21 Season

Cole Bajema enters transfer portal

Michigan freshman wing Cole Bajema is in the transfer portal, per The Athletic’s Brendan Quinn.

Bajema is Michigan’s third transfer this offseason. Sophomore center Colin Castleton transferred to Florida and David DeJulius transferred to Cincinnati.

Bajema was a top-100 recruit who choose to stay committed to Michigan despite John Beilein’s departure during last year’s offseason. He’s a Washington native and could be drawn to transfer closer to his home.

As a freshman, Bajema struggled to get regular playing time. Juwan Howard downplayed any talk of redshirting him, but he only saw action in nine games and was 10-of-13 from the field in limited action.

With Bajema’s departure, Michigan has two outstanding scholarships for the 2020-21 season. The Wolverines also could have an additional scholarship to work with depending on Isaiah Livers’ decision to stay in the NBA Draft or return to school. As of now, he has until June 3rd to make that decision.

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  1. JohnB

    I am not privy to the whole story here, but I really wish he would’ve gotten minutes over Nunez. Seemed like Cole had a lot to offer and we are going to miss him next year.

  2. ace_maker4

    Wishing Cole the best wherever he ends up. He seemed like a great kid that could have developed into a very solid contributor had he stayed.

  3. adamsmit86

    Ant Wright is going to get lucky and look like he knew what he was talking about all along when Brandon Wade gets minutes next year :joy:

  4. 93grad

    Who said Howard committed malpractice? Man, some people cannot take any level of crtitique against our head coaches.

    Look, I love Juwan and think he will be a very good head coach at Michigan, but Nunez is the worst player I have seen on the court for Michigan in the last decade. Meanwhile Cole showed promise every time he hit the floor.

    Obviously Juwan and his staff had reasons for their decisions. But It seems more than fair to me to wonder whether Cole should have received more minutes at Adrien’s expense. Having that thought is not an attack on Juwan’s coaching abilities.

  5. buckets12

    @MattPainter

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