Big 10 Basketball Star Entering Transfer Portal

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This year’s NCAA Tournament hasn’t come to a close yet, but the college basketball world has already been getting some big news.

North Carolina already learned Armando Bacot would be sticking around for another year while Caleb Love would be heading for the transfer portal.

Illinois has already had a 4-star guard enter the transfer portal.

There was even a rumor going around for a moment that Zach Edey could be heading for the transfer portal.

While Edey denied those rumors, it looks like another Big 10 team could be losing a star big man.

Today, Jeff Goodman revealed that Michigan center Hunter Dickinson had told Stadium that he would be entering the transfer portal.

Dickinson will be a huge loss for a Michigan Wolverines basketball program that really didn’t have much going for it during the 2022-23 season.

In his 3rd season as the starting center for Michigan, Dickinson was once again the focal point off the team’s offense, averaging 18.5 points per game. He was also the team’s leading rebounder, grabbing 9 per game. He was also able to make an impact on defense with 1.8 blocks per game.

In spite of his efforts, the Wolverines struggled this year. They were only able to put together an 18-16 record and ended up as the 8-seed in the Big 10 Tournament before being eliminated by Rutgers in their first game and missing the NCAA Tournament.

Dickinson should be a target for just about any program in the country looking for a strong presence on the interior.

After 3 years as one of the Big 10’s most impactful players, Dickinson will be one of the biggest names available in the transfer portal this offseason.

He’ll almost certainly end up with a team who has aspirations to make a run deep into the NCAA Tournament next season.