Papa Kante requests release from NLI, will reopen recruitment

Four-star power forward Papa Kante won’t be coming to Michigan. The big man requested his release from his NLI today, as first reported by Joe Tipton.


Kante’s decision gives Michigan one scholarship open on the 2023-24 roster as things currently stand.

Without Kante, Michigan only has one signee in the 2023 class in shooting guard George Washington III. The Wolverines also have transfer commits from Caleb Love, Tray Jackson and Nimari Burnett.

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  1. johnsmith4444444444

    it was only a matter of time. This is a good thing in my opinion. Wish him the best of luck where ever he ends up. Tremendous upside.

  2. Mdemorest4

    Well that stinks. Wish him well wherever he ends up

  3. buckets12

    Wording is interesting. No mention of potential academic conflict. Curious what the real story is.

  4. kturnup

    I liked Papa. Really impressive defensive player. But was unlikely two of Tarris or Papa was long for the program

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