SAD NEWS:Terrance Williams II, a forward for Michigan basketball, announces his decision to enter the NBA Draft and…

Michigan basketball’s two-year starting senior forward, Terrance Williams II, will declare for the NBA Draft while keeping his collegiate eligibility intact. Sources revealed to 247Sports that Williams has also entered the Transfer Portal. His announcement regarding his NBA Draft exploration was made on social media Thursday afternoon, shortly after Michigan appointed Dusty May as its new coach. Williams’ social media post reads as follows:
About an hour after he shared that he would explore the NBA Draft, sources told 247Sports that Williams II had also entered the Transfer Portal.

Williams II appeared in 115 games over four years in Ann Arbor, including 58 starts. In 2023-24, he set career highs in minutes (33.3) and points (12.4 ppg) while knocking down 39.7% of his 3-pointers.
In an era in which four-year contributors are rare, Williams II saw his role increase every season. His performance off the bench against Tennessee helped send the Wolverines to the Sweet Sixteen in 2022. Though his shooting numbers dipped in 2022-23, Williams II rebounded with a better 2023-24
He’s like a son to me, he’s one of mine,” former U-M coach Juwan Howard said of Williams II ahead of Senior Day. “You spend four years with a young man in your program, that’s your family. You’ve watched their growth and all the work they put in, seen how they got better and Terrance is one of those guys who got better each year here at Michigan.”

Though he has a year of eligibility remaining, Williams II made his intentions quite clear, describing Senior Day as his final opportunity to play at the Crisler Center. His teammates also honored him as the 2023-24 Michigan season ended at the Big Ten Tournament.
“They embraced me, expressing gratitude,” Williams II recounted. “I had spent three years with Will and two with T. Reed. They thanked me for my contribution, for aiding their improvement daily. It struck me deeply that I had such an impact, as I wasn’t aware until they acknowledged it.”
It was a lot of emotions for me, just taking it all, these four years I’ve put on the maize and blue.”

Dusty May and the Wolverines have nine available scholarship spots to fill ahead of the 2024-25 season.
After taking a couple weeks to deliberate, Michigan basketball forward Will Tschetter has made his decision about where he will play next season. In a post on his Instagram, Tschetter confirmed that he would remain with the Wolverines, and suit up for new head coach Dusty May next year.

Tschetter, a 6-foot-8, 245-pound forward hailing from Stewartville, Minnesota, averaged 6.8 points and 2.4 rebounds per game this past season as a redshirt sophomore in 17.9 minutes per game, all career-highs. He shot a team-best 51.9 percent from 3-point range, making 28 of 54 attempts from beyond the arc. He scored a career-high 20 points in Michigan’s win over Youngstown State earlier this season.
Aside from his shooting skills, Tschetter’s teammates and coaches have praised his dedication both on and off the court, along with his leadership qualities. His comeback significantly bolsters Michigan’s efforts to transition under new coaching leadership. Dusty May assumed the head coaching position with a nearly blank slate of available scholarships, enhancing the program’s prospects.
We’re going to cast a big net,” May said last month. “We’ll narrow it down. We’ll be very patient. We’re not going to take the wrong guys (just) because we have several spots.

“… In the next coming weeks I’ll have more time to get to know them and evaluate them and give them a chance to do their homework on me.”
Tschetter’s announcement marks the second formal commitment from a player to join May and Michigan next season, following Durral “Phat Phat” Brooks. Potential returnees include Jace Howard, Terrance Williams II, and Nimari Burnett. Despite Tschetter’s decision, Michigan aims to remain active in the NCAA Transfer Portal, eyeing players like Danny Wolf from Yale, Connor Essegian from Wisconsin, and a group of Florida Atlantic players coached by May in Boca Raton, led by Johnell Davis.
May will also try to add members to Michigan’s 2024 recruiting class, with Khani Rooths and Liam McNeeley the most prominent.

“By preference I enjoy younger players and having continuity; building, growing together and therefore the lifelong relationships I feel like I have with almost every player I’ve coached,” May said. “It’s modern athletics, though. The portal will be a valuable asset every year. We’ll use it. Our goal has always been (to) find the best players we can find and help them be the best they can be.”

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