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NCAAB · 5 months ago

Transfer Portal Profiles: Hunter Dickinson, Formerly at Michigan

David Connelly - SportsGrid

David Connelly - SportsGrid

Transfer Portal Profiles: Hunter Dickinson, Formerly at Michigan

In a shock move, Michigan centerpiece Hunter Dickinson has entered the transfer portal. Widely considered the top player in the portal, he has received interest from some of the biggest programs across the sport’s landscape.

We break down where Dickinson could end up and what to expect from wherever he plays next season in this edition of Transfer Portal Profiles.

Career at Michigan

With two years of eligibility remaining, Dickinson could have stayed in Ann Arbor and likely became the program’s all-time leading scorer barring serious injury. He was an immediate producer during his freshman season with the program, showing his quick footwork, agility, and brute paint dominance with 14.1 points and 7.4 rebounds per game. We saw more of the same over the past two seasons, including the development of a three-point jumper, something that seriously elevated his game. He went 24-of-57 from beyond the arc in 2022-23 for a whopping 42 percent, something that is sure to boost his draft stock as a future pro.

Scouting Report

At 7’1″, Dickinson is a gazelle on the court. Frequently, his movement without the ball is so subtle that, even as the tallest and most important player on the court, he can be left behind by opposing defenses. His ability to score from anywhere on the floor makes him a nightmare matchup, and he can also do it efficiently. To be the centerpiece of an offense and to still shoot 57 percent in your career from the floor speaks volumes of his shot selection, shotmaking ability, and game IQ when he’s on the court. A part of his game that head coaches in the portal will love is that it’s constantly improving and evolving. Dickinson has seen an uptick in virtually every statistic over his three years with the Wolverines.

Potential Suitors

Every blue blood you can imagine is doing everything possible to gain Dickinson’s talents this offseason. The big man went on his podcast this week to discuss how Kentucky head coach John Calipari flew into Michigan to speak with Dickinson for two hours and flew out immediately after their meeting. Dickinson is a recruit of that magnitude where big-name head coaches are willing to do whatever it takes to get him in their uniform next season. He is also receiving heavy interest from Villanova and Kansas. At this point, it’s anybody’s best guess where he ends up, but whoever gets him will get a significant jump in preseason national rankings.

Check out some of our other Transfer Portal Profiles: Kerr Kriisa, West Virginia | LJ Cryer, Houston

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