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A new transfer portal option for Michigan Wolverines basketball?

Michigan basketball may have some interest in pursuing a new major transfer portal gaurd.



Michigan Wolverines basketball, transfer portal, Jahvon Quinerly
Mar 24, 2023; Louisville, KY, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide guard Jahvon Quinerly (5) looks to pass against San Diego State Aztecs guard Darrion Trammell (12) during the first half of the NCAA tournament round of sixteen at KFC YUM! Center. Mandatory Credit: Jamie Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports

The upcoming Michigan Wolverines basketball season is bound to be a significant one for Juwan Howard and his team. The Maize and Blue had a disappointing 2022-23 season, falling short against teams like Central Michigan and ultimately exiting in the second round of the NIT against Vanderbilt. After the season, the Wolverines lost a few notable players to the NBA Draft and the transfer portal. This means Howard and his staff need to address some issues and make necessary adjustments ahead of a crucial season in 2023-24. Of the top remaining players in the transfer portal, Jahvon Quinerly may be a viable option for Michigan as it prepares for the new campaign.

A new transfer protal target for Michigan Wolverines basketball?

Michigan basketball has experienced ups and downs in their relationship with the transfer portal this cycle, both acquiring and losing a few top prospects. Among the Wolverines’ most significant losses during the portal window so far were former All-American center Hunter Dickinson, who has since transferred to Kansas, and former five-star UNC guard Caleb Love, who de-committed from the program last month.

Having said that, Michigan basketball has also successfully added some exceptional talents through the portal and may be looking to secure another highly-ranked target in the form of former Alabama sixth-man Jahvon Quinerly. During his four-year career with the Crimson Tide, Quinerly has seen considerable action, earning numerous SEC tournament honors and being named the 2023 SEC sixth-man of the year.

Recently, the 6-foot-1 guard entered the transfer portal in search of a new team for the 2023-24 season, and the Michigan basketball program could be a good fit if the Wolverines decide to pursue him. Moreover, Michigan has already secured former Alabama teammate Nimari Burnett, who was recently deemed immediately eligible to play for the Wolverines in the upcoming season.

In the previous year, Jahvon Quinerly appeared in 33 games (starting five of them) and averaged 8.8 points per game and 3.8 assists per game. He played a significant role in Alabama’s overall record of 31-6 (16-2 SEC), which culminated in an SEC title and a Sweet 16 appearance.

There is no information yet on whether Michigan basketball will pursue the potentially prolific transfer portal graduate student, but he presents a solid option if Juwan Howard expresses interest. He should be a name worth keeping an eye on for Maize and Blue fans this summer.

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