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Newsstand: Ohio State transfer Roddy Gayle Jr. plans Michigan visit

Anthony Broomeby:Anthony Broome04/14/24


Michigan Wolverines men’s basketball has a hefty rebuild on its hands for the 2024-25 season and one of its top transfer portal targets appears to be visiting soon. According to Jeff Goodman of The Field of 68, Ohio State’s Roddy Gayle Jr. will visit Creighton on Sunday and Michigan on Friday.

Gayle, who has two seasons of eligibility remaining, averaged 13.5 points and 4.6 rebounds this season in 30.9 minutes per night. He played in all 36 of Ohio State’s games last year, making 35 starts.

Gayle is one of many Michigan transfer portal targets that head coach Dusty May has identified as potential additions to the team. The headman has dished out 30-plus offers in the weeks since he took over, which is needed given the number of scholarship spots available. The Wolverines have at least eight scholarship spots open heading into next year.

May said the wide-net approach was going to be the way that he takes things at Michigan.

“We’re going to cast a big net, then we’ll narrow it down,” May said at his introductory press conference. “We’ll be very, very patient because we’re not going to take the wrong guys just because we have several spots. We’re going to be very thorough but understand that we need to be right we need to do our research in advance and make sure we make very calculated decisions, because there are a lot of options and they’re not all great options.”

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“But I do want all the players that play for us to be taken care of — and what do I mean [by] taken care of? For their parents to be able to attend games, to be able to eat what they need to eat to be a high-performing athlete. And obviously my goal with anyone who has NIL is to save enough money so that no matter what happens next you can have at least have a down payment on a house and you have a nest egg built. It’s tough because everyone has a different amount — everyone’s different. It’s important, but it can’t be the most important thing, because no matter what the amount of money is, it’s not that hard to spend.”

– Michigan head men’s basketball coach Dusty May on the state of NIL

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