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. Dcleary_12

    2021 freshman class is going to be huge

  3. ReegsShannon

    There’s no one left on this roster

  4. adamsmit86

    Ugh. There is a giant hole on the roster at the SG/SF positions. They have no depth.

    I was hoping Bajema would want to compete for the backup 2/3 minutes next year, but maybe he didn’t think he would be given much of a chance.

  5. buckets12

    Yeesh. Absurd how thin the 2-guard spot is on this roster. Not sure it’s fair to place blame on Juwan yet…but yikes.

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