After committing and then decommitting from Clemson University last month, men’s basketball senior guard Jaelin Llewellyn seems to finally have found the school where he wants to spend his final year of college eligibility.
On April 29, Llewellyn announced via social media that he was committing to play basketball at the University of Michigan. Llewellyn had visited Ann Arbor earlier the same week. He joins two of his Princeton teammates, senior guard Ethan Wright and senior forward Drew Friberg, in making his commitment to another school official; Wright will be headed to Colorado, while Friberg will play for Belmont.
I “chose Michigan because they are a great program with a great coach that has had success at the guard spot, especially with transfers,” he said in a comment to The Daily Princetonian.
Llewellyn was a first-team All-Ivy selection in 2022. Last season, he averaged 15.7 points per game for the Tigers while shooting 39 percent from deep.
“Ann Arbor is a lot closer to my home (Mississauga, Ontario) than I’ve been since going to high school in VA, and that gives my parents more of an opportunity to catch some games,” Llewellyn added.
The Canadian joins a top-tier program in Michigan that has qualified for the Sweet 16 the last five NCAA Tournaments, and made an appearance in the National Championship in 2018. In 2022, the Wolverines’ season ended the same way as it did in 2018, with a loss to Villanova.
Currently, only two other point guards, both of whom are underclassmen, are expected to make the roster, so Llewellyn stands a decent chance of getting solid playing time under head coach Juwan Howard.
“Michigan is a team that consistently makes a push in the tournament and I want to help do the same, and be a part of something special,” he told the ‘Prince.’
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