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Dusty May's first Michigan roster is coming together: Tracking the latest additions (April 21)

Anthony Broomeby:Anthony Broome04/21/24


The Michigan Wolverines roster for the 2024-25 season is coming together under new head coach Dusty May, who has been putting in a ton of work behind the scenes. It has started to materialize into actual commitments with four additions this weekend, and more on the way.

As of Sunday, Michigan has at least four scholarship spots remaining and is waiting on official word on the futures of Jace Howard and Nimari Burnett, both of whom could return to Michigan for an additional season.

Here is a look at where the roster stands on April 21.

1G/F Jace HowardG Nimari BurnettG George Washington IIIG Durral Brooks
2G Nimari BurnettF Will TschetterG Durral BrooksG Justin Pippen
3G Rubin JonesC Danny WolfG Justin Pippen
4F Will TschetterG Tre Donaldson
5C Danny WolfG George Washington III
6G Tre DonaldsonG Durral Brooks
7G George Washignton IIIG Justin Pippen
8G Durral Brooks
9G Justin Pippen

New additions added in all-caps


The former North Texas shooting guard, who has one year of eligibility remaining, spent four years with the Mean Green and is coming off a career season, averaging 12.1 points per game with 3.7 assists and 3.6 rebounds while shooting 39.6% from the floor and 41.6% on the year. He is a career 36.6% three-point shooter but shot 40.6% during his freshman year.

Graduate Nimari Burnett
Burnett was solid for Michigan last year after transferring in from Alabama, starting all 32 games and averaged 9.6 points, 4.1 rebounds, 2.4 assists and shot 39.9% from the floor in 31.3 minutes per game. A lot was asked of him on a team without a ton veteran leadership and a lack of experience at guard. Depending on his return and who else winds up on this roster next season, he might be relegated to a lesser role. But any spot accounted for is helpful and good news right now.

The Tallahassee, Fla., native started 10 of 35 games this past season, averaging 6.7 points, 3.2 assists and 2.4 rebounds in 19.2 minutes per contest. He split time with point guard Aden Holloway, who’s also in the NCAA transfer portal. Donaldson shot 50.4 percent on twos (61-of-121), 41.2 percent on threes (28-of-68) and 78.4 percent at the free throw line (29-of-37). His 26.5-percent assist rate during SEC play led the conference. He has two seasons of eligibility remaining

Sophomore George Washington III
After a few weeks in the transfer portal, GW3 announced this week he would return to Michigan and play under May. He did not play a ton last season, averaging 1.2 points in 6.6 minutes per contest in 22 games. But he is a former top-150 prospect that could fit well in May’s system, where they want to push the basketball and shoot a lot of threes. Washington could be part of a multi-year foundation as opposed to a stop-gap, which is a big positive.

Pippen, who is the son of Chicago Bulls great Scottie Pippen, is a four-star prospect and the No. 93 recruit in the 2024 class, per the On3 Industry Ranking. With May putting in the work both in the transfer portal and on the recruiting trail, Pippen becomes the first domino to fall as Michigan rebuilds its roster heading into the 2024-25 campaign, and his ascension is impressive given the fact he came into his senior season as an unranked prospect. During his senior season, he averaged 16.5 points, 4.9 assists and 4.5 rebounds per game.

Freshman Durral Brooks
The 2024 signee never wavered in his commitment to Michigan after the coaching change. He is a three-star recruit and the No. 200 player in the country, per the On3 Industry Ranking. Brooks led Grand Rapids Catholic Central this season with 27.1 points, 7.8 rebounds, 4.9 assists and 2.8 steals per game.


Graduate Jace Howard
The son of former head coach Juwan Howard and two-time team captain was at May’s introductory press conference, and little has been said about what his next step might be despite one remaining season of eligibility. He played 10 games this year, averaging 2.6 points in 12.7 minutes per game.

Senior Will Tschetter
Tschetter took a step forward as a solid rotational piece this year, playing 31 games with six starts. He averaged 6.8 points per game along with 2.4 rebounds and shot 58.2% from the floor (51.9% from three). He has two seasons of eligibility remaining after a redshirt year in 2021-22.


Earning first-team All-Ivy honors, Wolf led Yale with 14.1 points and 9.7 rebounds per game last season, also contributing 2.4 assists in 30.8 minutes per clash while starting 31 of 32 outings. His 29.1-percent defensive rebounding rate ranked 10th in the country, per Kenpom. Wolf shot 50.7 percent on twos (141-of-278), 34.9 percent on threes (29-of-83), and 71.4 percent on free throws (65-of-91). He has two seasons of eligibility remaining.

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