Wednesday, May 10, 2023

Wolverine Wednesday: Hunting the Top Dollar

Hunter Dickinson was certainly looking for a high dollar amount in the transfer portal the past few weeks.  The rumor mill is saying he is getting $2M a year for 2 years at KU.  He will be leaving Ann Arbor with his degree and will have to be enrolled in some type of graduate program at Kansas.   He could leave Lawrence with his MBA (for example) and $4M in two years.  

Michigan couldn't come close to matching that type of cash.  Here is a quote from Hunter himself:
“The people hating on me would leave their job right now for a $10,000 [a year] increase,” Dickinson said. “At Michigan, I got less than six figures for the year.”

“I won’t say anything bad about the [Michigan] basketball program because I do still love Michigan… that’s why it was so hard to leave,” Dickinson said. “I really didn’t want to leave, but I just felt like it was the best decision for me and it took a lot of courage.” 

This same article reports from a Kentucky insider, that the hold-up to UK was the lack of ability for Kentucky to guarantee a dollar amount. 

  • 4-star Olney (MD) Good Counsel LB Aaron Chiles has Michigan in his top 3, with Florida and Maryland. Aaron will visit A2 in June.
  • Kobe and Jett have been invited to the NBA Combine.
  • Bob Huggins is taking a $1M reduction in salary due to his anti-gay slur on the radio. 
  •  7-foot, 225-pound center Warren Washington from Arizona State is considering Michigan Basketball 


Ron said...

Some players transfer for more playing time others for more money college athletics have totally changed now it's free agency money talks

Thom said...

IMHO Dickinson isn't worth 2M per year.

goblue said...

not a michigan man anyways

Cormac said...

Cya Hunter!

Tom said...

Hunter Dickenson is 100% accurate in what he said. There's not denying that reality.

However, IMO, that $2 million dollars a year comes at a price. You can't have your cake and eat it too, Hunter. You chose money over Michigan loyalty - don't cry when your move upsets a fanbase built on loyalty.

The other reality is this: you didn't pogress at Michigan. You could have dominated; you didn't - far from it.

Spare us the lecture.