Transfer Target - Brandon Clarke


#1

Not a grad transfer but didn’t know where else to put it.


Potential grad transfer additions
#2

Interesting. Robinson, Matthews, Simmons…we’re definitely not afraid to bring a transfer in.


#3

More of a small ball five IMO… Looks like length, shot blocking, rebounding. Most of his offense comes from cuts, post-ups and putbacks. Fair amount of ISO action probably facing up slower defenders. Doesn’t have the 3-ball in his arsenal which always causes some pause re: fit at Michigan, but on the other hand he would bring shot blocking and rebounding and Michigan badly needs that.


#4

Rebounding. That’s going to be a big issue this year.


#5

Also a complete lack of rim protection.

Seems like potentially lining Clarke up as a replacement for Wagner after this year.


#6

Yeah. And unless Livers has made an astonishing summer improvement from what I saw in HS, he’s no where near ready to physically compete in the post defense wars. Not to mention his disdain to rebound.


#7

#8

Can he immediate play this season?


#9

nope…standard reason


#10

Interesting player for sure. Lot of production at SJSU. I’d like him more as a stretch 4 but I can still see the need as a 5 with Mo leaving and Currie likely a redshirt.


#11

Stretch 4 who can’t shoot? Solid take.


#12

No stretch to be a stretch four it appears :slight_smile:


#13

Solid misinterpretation. My point was I’d like him more if he could actually be a stretch 4. Kind of like how I’d like your point more if you hadn’t jumped to conclusions.


#14

We like him better than our chances at the remaining '18 targets? Seems he would take the ‘not brazdeikis/Barrett’ slot


#15

I’m not passing judgement here, but if UM takes Clarke that would have an interesting impact on the Class of 2018 & Class of 2019 recruiting. Unless someone currently on the roster has told the staff he intends to transfer, scholarships appear to be tight for the Class of 2018 — Clarke would (in theory) take the banked scholarship leaving 3 seniors to be allocated to the 3 commits already in tow. Presuming UM recruits as if Wagner is leaving at season’s end…that’s a lot of active offers for one scholarship spot?


#16

Dylan said he would be a small ball 5 here due to him not being able to shoot. You said you would like him better as a stretch 4. What exactly did I misinterpret?


#17

So anyway - he has a list of what, 12 schools? And we have a lot of OV’s coming up in the next month. I’d guess we’ll know how more stands pretty soon.


#18

Yeah, definitely an early list, but interesting trend of longer forwards/bigs emerging as targets late.


#19

With most schools either starting or starting very soon, a list of 12 is tough unless he plans on coming at the semester break. He better get moving.


#20

How quickly does he need to decide in order to ensure that he can play the 2018 season?