Former Michigan basketball player Andrew Dakich is transferring to Ohio State, of all places.
It’s rare to see college basketball players transfer within their conference – both because of transfer restriction rules and a given player’s usual disdain for his original team’s rivals. But that appears to be out the window for Andrew Dakich.
Dakich, son of ESPN college basketball analyst Dan Dakich, will be transferring to Ohio State using the grad transfer rule. Dakich played the past three seasons for the Wolverines, and since he’s graduated, he can transfer anywhere and play immediately. Ohio State is his choice, according to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman.
Michigan grad transfer Andrew Dakich told ESPN that he will be playing at Ohio State next season. Chris Holtmann needed help in backcourt.
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) July 17, 2017
Dakich, in his three seasons, never averaged more than 5.3 minutes per game. At Ohio State, he could see significant time however, due to the Buckeyes’ current situation in the backcourt after a number of departures.
Still, expect to see some raised eyebrows here. It isn’t every day that a Michigan player transfer to Ohio State – or vice versa.