Michigan makes final list for George Mason grad transfer Justin Kier

James Hawkins
The Detroit News

The Wolverines appear to be in the hunt for another graduate transfer.

According to multiple reports on Tuesday night, Michigan is one of seven finalists for George Mason’s Justin Kier. The 6-foot-4 guard is also considering Arkansas, Georgetown, Georgia, Iowa State, Minnesota and N.C. State.

George Mason's Justin Kier averaged 9.6 points and 3.6 rebounds in nine games last season before his senior year was cut short.

Kier averaged 14.5 points, 6.5 rebounds and 2.6 assists over 30 games in 2018-19 but was limited to nine games last season due to foot injuries. He shot 38.9% (44-for-113) from 3-point range over the past two seasons.

Kier, who has one year of eligibility remaining, is ranked No. 17 among immediately eligible transfers by ESPN and No. 32 by Stadium. He didn’t include the Wolverines when he cut his list down to 10 schools last week.

Michigan has one available scholarship remaining for next season and could be looking to add another shooting guard after failing to land five-star recruit Joshua Christopher.

The Wolverines have already signed one graduate transfer this offseason — point guard Mike Smith from Columbia — and have a backcourt mix that features scholarship players Eli Brooks, Adrien Nunez, Cole Bajema, Zeb Jackson and Smith.


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