The Cole Huff Situation Explained

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In the wake of  the Michigan basketball program losing Nik Stauskas and Glenn Robinson III to the NBA Draft, along with Mitch McGary‘s pending decision and Jon Horford‘s transfer, the status of former Nevada Wolfpack forward Cole Huff and his transfer situation are very much in the air right now.There has been a ton of mutual interest reportedly developing between the Wolverines and Huff and it appears that the fit would be pretty ideal for him, but there are a few things for him to wait on, first.

First and foremost, Michigan is waiting to hear the decision of 2014 guard Aubrey Dawkins, who was offered a scholarship during a visit last weekend.

A commitment from Dawkins would be that the Wolverines will have filled all of their scholarship spots for the 2014-15 season, leaving no room for them to add Huff to the roster.

But wait, there’s more.

With the deadline for players to declare for the 2014 NBA Draft on April 27 and the chance that McGary decides to go pro, a scholarship spot would open up, meaning they could add Huff to the mix.

Huff will be entering his junior season and will have to sit out a year, but Michigan likes what he can bring to the table, as he averaged 12.4 points and 5.4 rebounds per game, along with shooting 40 percent from beyond the arc, in his sophomore season.

Huff met with assistant coach LaVall Jordan on Tuesday, and told MLive.com that “the meeting was good” and he was happy to speak with Jordan.

This is a situation that should iron itself out over the next few days or so. Michigan would love to add a combo forward that is in a similar mold to what Robinson was for them over the past two seasons, and Huff would definitely be a contributor in 2015-16 with two years of eligibility remaining.

Derek Devine
Institutional voice of Alma College during the day, Michigan fanatic at night. Taking TBHR to the next level one post at a time.

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