Talented Ivy League guard visits Michigan basketball this week


Princeton Basketball Transfer Jaelin Llewellyn will visit Michigan this week, according to multiple reports.

The 6-foot-2 combo guard will be in Ann Arbor Wednesday through Friday, CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein mentioned Tuesday morning. Llewellyn is the 25th best player in the college basketball transfer portal, according to 247Sports, and would have immediate eligibility for his destination program.

In 2021-22, Llewellyn finished fifth in the Ivy League with 15.7 points per game. He ranked eighth in the Ivy League in three-point percentage (38.6%) and scored in double figures 22 times.

Llewellyn was Princeton’s starting point guard for three seasons and led the Tigers in scoring in 2019-20. (The 2020-21 season was canceled due to Covid-19.) He was a four-star prospect and top-100 rookie in the class of 2018 at Virginia Episcopal School (Virginia) and hails from Mississauga, Ont. .

He entered the transfer portal in mid-March and made a verbal commitment to Clemson earlier this month before reopening his recruitment a week later. Llewellyn told Rothstein that Alabama, Arkansas, Clemson, Miami, Florida, Tennessee and Villanova have expressed continued interest.

Lewellyn says 247Sports that he “is looking for a place to play right away and at a high level“.

Michigan could be that destination. The program loses its two backcourt starters — DeVante’ Jones and Eli Brooks – after a Sweet Sixteen run in 2022.

Frankie Collins, who impressed during his run at the NCAA Tournament, plans to be the starting point guard next year, but he doesn’t have an established replacement. And the Wolverines have significant question marks at ‘2’, where Kobe Bufkin is the only returning option after an inconsistent freshman campaign.

And Michigan has made a habit of bringing in guards through the transfer portal. Former Columbia guard Mike Smith is the most direct link to the Ivy League; the program also has links with Canada through Caleb Houstan.

In addition to Llewellyn, Michigan is also suing the Texas Tech wing Terrence Shannon Jr.who was in Ann Arbor on a recruiting trip last week.

With center Hunter Dickinson back for a third season, Michigan has the foundation to become one of the most talented teams in the country next year. It is pending NBA decisions of Caleb Houstan and Moussa Diabatewho have until June 1 to choose whether to keep their name in the draft.

Stay tuned to The Michigan Insider for ongoing updates on the Wolverines’ pivotal offseason.

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