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Report: Michigan meets with Cornell's Miller

Rod Beard
The Detroit News

At many points last season, Michigan lacked the experience and depth to pull out games in the final minutes. The injuries that ended the seasons of Caris LeVert and Derrick Walton Jr. caused coach John Beilein to have to use inexperienced freshmen much more than he had planned and UM finished 16-16, out of the NCAA Tournament and the NIT.

Beilein may be looking at improving the size, scoring and experience in one fell swoop, with a reported meeting with Shonn Miller, a graduate transfer from Cornell. ESPN's Jeff Goodman reported that Miller, a 6-foot-7 forward, met with UM on Friday.

Goodman added that Miller met with Connecticut, Illinois and Boston College on Thursday according to a source.

With only one available scholarship (senior Max Bielfeldt) to try to reload for next season, UM has been selective in his recruiting, welcoming Jaylen Brown, one of the top players in the class of 2015, for a visit earlier this week and courting another international player, Moritz Wagner.

He would be eligible to play immediately because he exhausted all of his eligibility in the Ivy League, which doesn't allow graduate students to compete. Miller missed all of his junior season because of shoulder surgery but averaged 16.8 points, 8.5 rebounds and 1.8 blocks in 30 games for the Big Red, who finished 13-17 this season.

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