Michigan transfer guard Dug McDaniel visiting Kansas State on Sunday

On3 imageby:Dan Morrison03/31/24


Michigan Wolverines transfer guard Dug McDaniel is visiting Kansas State on Easter Sunday, per On3’s Joe Tipton.

Dug McDaniel entered the Transfer Portal on March 18th, which was the first day that the portal was open. It came after Michigan made the decision to move on from head coach Juwan Howard following a disappointing season for the Wolverines.

McDaniel played his high school basketball at Paul VI Catholic in Virginia. There, he was a four-star recruit in the Class of 2022, according to the On3 Industry Ranking. He was also the 12th-ranked point guard and the 85th-ranked player overall in that cycle.

During the 2023-2024 season, Dug McDaniel led Michigan with 16.3 points and 4.7 assists per game. He also had 3.7 rebounds per game while shooting 44 percent on twos, 36.8 percent on 152 three-point attempts, and 77.4 percent from the free throw line.

From mid-January into February, Dug McDaniel served a unique road game suspension. During that time, he was suspended from six straight road games, all of which Michigan lost. That was part of a very difficult season, which saw the Wolverines lose 18 of their final 20 games. That includes a nine-game losing streak to end the year.

Over the course of his two seasons at Michigan McDaniel played in 60 total games, starting 52 of those contests. He averaged 32.8 minutes per game during his Michigan career.

Kansas State isn’t the first visit that Dug McDaniel has made during the transfer process. He also previously took the time to visit another Big 12 school, TCU.

According to the On3 Transfer Portal Rankings, McDaniel is the 13th-best player available overall. He’s also ranked as the No. 2 PG in the portal behind only Harvard’s Malik Mack.

To keep up with the latest players on the move, check out On3’s Transfer Portal wire.

This story will be updated.

Michigan and the Transfer Portal

The Transfer Portal opened on March 18th, 2024. That was the day after Selection Sunday and only a couple of days after Michigan decided to move on from head coach Juwan Howard. With that, the process of having players enter the portal and coaches evaluating their rosters and the players to potentially add through the transfer portal began.

However, new Michigan head coach Dusty May wasn’t hired until nearly a week after the Transfer Portal was open. That could, in theory, slow down where the new Wolverines staff is in its assessment of the Transfer Portal class.

Along with Dug McDaniel, Tarris Reed, Youssef Khayat, and George Washington III all entered the Transfer Portal. Reed also took a visit to Kansas State.