Michigan landed a big time grad-transfer on Friday as Columbia’s Mike Smith, the 6th leading scorer in NCAA last season, will be transferring in and eligible next year. Smith, a point guard who is close with Jimmy Butler, talked about why he picked the Wolverines over Arizona and others:
Jimmy Butler's message (he and Smith are very close) played a role in Smith's decision to pick Michigan. Butler told Smith that Howard was cultivating the "Miami Heat way," and that was something Smith wanted to be a part of.
— Orion Sang (@orion_sang) April 10, 2020