Head Coach Juwan Howard and the Michigan Wolverines have landed highly sought-after Coastal Carolina Chanticleers’ transfer DeVante’ Jones. This is a massive addition for the Wolverines who had an amazing season which included being a one seed in the 2021 NCAA Tournament. Jones was easily one of the best prospects in the transfer portal this year. Michigan is looking to finally capture another Championship for themselves and the Big Ten. The infamous Big Ten basketball championship drought has continued for two decades now.
Michigan, Memphis, Texas Tech or Texas?
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) May 1, 2021
The Sun Belt Player of the Year should be a top scoring option for Head Coach Juwan Howard and the Michigan Wolverines next season. Jones likely made the jump to a bigger school to get more national attention in the hopes of improving his profile for when he moves to the professional level of basketball. Michigan is a perfect school with a perfect Head Coach to do just that. DeVante’ Jones averaged 19.3 points, 7.2 rebounds, 2.9 assists, and 2.8 steals per game in his third year with Coastal Carolina.
Those are impressive numbers and he paired them with a field goal percentage of 48.7 percent and a three-point percentage of 36.8 percent. Jones is a welcome addition to the Wolverines program and can spend two years there if he chooses to thanks to the COVID-19 eligibility rule. The former Coastal Carolina guard should be an instant starter with plenty of experience and talent for the Michigan Wolverines. The jump from the Sun Belt to the Big Ten is a massive one, but Juwan Howard will have his new guard ready for conference play.