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Michigan basketball targeting San Diego State transfer Micah Parrish

clayton-sayfieby:Clayton Sayfie04/17/24


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Michigan Wolverines basketball is one of the handful of schools in contact with San Diego State guard transfer Micah Parrish, he told 24/7 High School Hoops. The other programs he’s heard from are USC, Ohio State, Xavier, Creighton and Clemson.

A Detroit native, Parrish began his career at Oakland University — located in Rochester, Mich. — in 2020-21. He played two seasons with the Grizzlies (2020-22), before spending the last two with the Aztecs (2022-24). He has one year of eligibility remaining as he enters his fifth season of college basketball.

The 6-foot-6, 195-pounder was fourth on San Diego State with 9.3 points per game last season, adding 4.1 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 27.6 minutes with 37 appearances and 36 starts. Parrish shot 49.6 percent on twos (70-of-141), 29.9 percent on threes (46-of-154) and 73.3 percent at the free throw line (55-of-75) while playing on the wing.

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Parrish was used as a spot-up player and came around a lot of off-ball screens last season. In the latter situations, he produced 1 point per possession, ranking in the 65th percentile in the country.

Parrish’s three-point shooting percentage didn’t stand out, but he’s shown potential there. He made 34.6 percent of his triples on 130 attempts in 2022-23 at San Diego State and went 45-of-123 from three-point distance on 123 tries in 2021-22 at Oakland. During Horizon League play in 2021-22, he went 36-of-78, with that 46.2 percentage leading the conference. He was 15-of-43 from long range as a freshman in 2020-21.

Parrish came off the bench in all but one game for San Diego State in 2022-23, averaging 21.5 minutes per contest on a team that made the national championship game. The Aztecs beat Michigan head coach Dusty May‘s Florida Atlantic Owls on a buzzer beater in the Final Four. Parrish registered 7.4 points and 3.6 rebounds per clash, while shooting 37.8 percent from the field.

The River Rouge (Mich.) High product started all 30 games and earned Horizon League All-Defensive Team honors as a sophomore for Oakland in 2021-22. He averaged 12.1 points and 6 rebounds in 34.3 minutes per contest. As a freshman the year before, the Michigan target recorded 8.8 points and 5.8 rebounds in 29 minutes per game.

Michigan hasn’t added any transfers this offseason but has hosted a number of them, including one of Parrish’s former teammates in Oakland forward Trey Townsend.

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