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Yale center Danny Wolf commits to Dusty May, Michigan

FaceProfileby:Thomas Goldkamp04/20/24

New Michigan coach Dusty May is putting in work on the recruiting trail, which includes the NCAA transfer portal these days. He has done so by landing a commitment from Yale center Danny Wolf, per On3’s Joe Tipton.

A 7-footer, Wolf averaged 14.1 points, 9.7 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 1.3 blocks and 1.0 steals per game for the Bulldogs en route to the NCAA Tournament and a first-round upset of 4-seed Auburn.

Wolf scored 13 points in that win over the Tigers.

The talented prospect out of Glencoe, Ill., managed to put together a remarkable sophomore campaign and consistency was the name of his game. At one point, Wolf put together a 14-game span where he scored in double-figures.

He’ll offer the Wolverines immediate size and length out of the NCAA transfer portal.

Prior to enrolling at Yale, Danny Wolf was a lightly recruited prospect without a grade. He has since been re-rated by On3 with a College Rating of four stars and a 95 grade. So he’s one of the top prospects in the transfer portal, checking in at No. 8 overall as of April 4.

Dusty May addresses challenges of academics

One of the things that can make the Michigan job more challenging than others is the rigorous academic standards that can make admissions a bit tougher for prospective transfers or recruits.

But May feels well-equipped to deal with that challenge after spending a long time at Florida as an assistant coach. Florida is a school with a similar academic profile as Michigan, with stringent admissions standards even for athletes.

“I was an assistant coach at the University of Florida and it was very similar; there’s an academic mission of the university that’s never going to change. And our job, as coaches, is to find student athletes that match and value that mission as well,” said May.

“Sometimes, it’s just like the Louisville thing; social media takes off, and it becomes a narrative. And it’s impossible to respond to or even counter. So, to answer your question, we will be very thorough; we’ll do the homework as much as possible and try to find the best guys for us.”