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Michigan Player Announces Transfer: College Basketball World Reacts

Michigan head coach Juwan Howard

WEST LAFAYETTE, IN - FEBRUARY 05: Michigan Wolverines head coach Juwan Howard looks on during the college basketball game between the Michigan Wolverines and the Purdue Boilermakers on February 5, 2022, at Mackey Arena in West Lafayette, Indiana. (Photo by Michael Allio/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

After one season in Ann Arbor, Michigan point guard Frankie Collins announced this weekend that he is entering the transfer portal.

“I want to give a huge shoutout to the Michigan staff, players, Maize Rage and fans,” Collins said in a statement on Saturday. “Playing for this university was amazing and I can’t thank you all enough for the love and support. After talking with my family we thought it was best if I explore my options and enter the transfer portal.”

This is a significant loss for the Wolverines. Collins was a four-star, top-50 recruit coming out of high school, and even though he only averaged 11.0 minutes per game as a freshman, the Henderson, Nev. native had a chance to crack the starting lineup as a sophomore.

Instead, Collins will look to take this talents elsewhere. Much of the immediate reaction to the news centered around Michigan fans who were disappointed to see Collins go, with fans of other schools chiming in indicating their hopes of landing him.

Michigan does have four-star point guard Dug McDaniel enrolling for next year and landed a commitment from Princeton transfer point Jaelin Llewellyn over the weekend.

However, it is understandable that some fans are unhappy to see Collins, who was a prized recruit, leave after only one season.