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Michigan basketball transfer portal: new addition ranked top 5 in the Big Ten

The newest Michigan basketball transfer portal addition has been ranked a top 5 transfer in the Big Ten.

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Michigan basketball transfer portal, Olivier Nkamhoua
Mar 23, 2023; New York, NY, USA; Tennessee Volunteers forward Olivier Nkamhoua (13) controls the ball against Florida Atlantic Owls guards Johnell Davis (1) and Bryan Greenlee (4) during the second half at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Ahead of the 2023-24 season, Juwan Howard made significant moves in the transfer portal. This winter will play a crucial role in the future of the Michigan basketball program — if Howard and his Wolverines fail to regain momentum, they may find themselves in need of a new head coach sooner rather than later. One key player who will be instrumental in Michigan’s turnaround is Olivier Nkamhoua, a transfer from Tennessee. Nkamhoua committed to the Wolverines last month following Caleb Williams’ de-commitment.

Michigan basketball transfer portal addition ranked top 5 in the Big Ten conference

Olivier Nkamhoua’s addition to the Michigan basketball transfer portal class was a significant move for the Wolverines leading up to the 2023-24 season. His recruitment was a rollercoaster ride, with moments when it seemed unlikely that the Maize and Blue would secure his commitment. However, Juwan Howard and his team ultimately emerged victorious, adding a formidable player to the Wolverines’ roster ahead of a crucial season.

According to 247 Sports, this new addition through the Michigan basketball transfer portal ranks among the top 5 in the Big Ten for the upcoming 2023-24 season. During his previous season with the Tennessee Volunteers, Nkamhoua maintained an average of nearly 11 points per game and 5 assists per game. Notably, he showcased his potential by scoring 20 or more points in five games last fall, meaning there is a good chance that he may become a major presence for the Maize and Blue throughout the coming season.

Furthermore, Olivier Nkamhoua delivered an outstanding performance during the NCAA tournament, leading many to believe that he could be a top performer in the Big Ten conference in the upcoming season, perhaps leading the Wolverines back to Big Ten title and NCAA tournament contention in the months to come.



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