Michigan point guard Jaelin Llewellyn has been granted a medical hardship waiver to allow him to return to Ann Arbor for one more season.
The 6-foot-2 Llewellyn tore his ACL in a loss against Kentucky on December 4th in London. He underwent surgery in January and has been rehabilitating the injury.
Llewellyn transferred to Michigan last offseason as a graduate transfer from Princeton. He opened the year as Michigan’s starting point guard, averaging 7 points, 3.3 rebounds and 2.8 assists in eight games before he injury.
His return solidifies the point guard position for the Wolverines after Dug McDaniel stepped into the starting role as a true freshman following Llewellyn’s injury.
Michigan’s roster will be retooled next season, making Llewellyn a key returnee for continuity. The Wolverines have lost players to the NBA Draft (Kobe Bufkin, Jett Howard), transfer portal (Hunter Dickinson, Isaiah Barnes, Gregg Glenn III), and graduation (Joey Baker). They’ve also landed commitments from Caleb Love, Tray Jackson and Nimari Burnett out of the transfer portal.
With Llewellyn’s return, Michigan has two open scholarships on next year’s roster.
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Inserts pretend shocked face, as I assumed this was pretty much a done deal
It was a cut and dry case, but the waiver still has to be approved, I suppose.
I’ll gladly take an experienced backup guard who knows the system and was expected to start. Even with the ACL recovery, he should be a solid option off the bench.
Good for JL and I’m happy that this was resolved fairly quickly.
Added clips from last year to the front page story:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABXOxKMCR4o