Men’s Basketball Update: Former Michigan Player Signs With Dayton

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Michael Crouchley
Staff Writer

Coming off of an appearance in the NCAA National Championship game earlier this month, Ibrahim “Ibi” Watson will be joining Dayton’s men’s basketball team from the University of Michigan.

“We are very pleased to have Ibi join our Flyer Family,” said head coach Anthony Grant. “He is a young man who knew what he wanted after leaving a great University and winning basketball team at Michigan.”

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The 6-foot-5 wing is native of Ohio, and Athens High School and Pickerington Central before college. In his senior year at Pickerington he was given First Team Division I All-Ohio honors and lead the team to an Ohio Capital Conference title.

Last season with the Wolverines he played in 26 games averaging 5.2 minutes and 2.2 points points per game and will be looking to expand his role as a Flyer. He will redshirt in the 2018-19 season because of the NCAA transfer restrictions and will get to play two seasons afterward.

“Our team and campus community will enjoy having him become a Flyer,” said Grant.

Watson is the Flyer’s fourth recruit in the 2018-19 class following Dwayne Cohill, Jhery Matos, and Frankie Policelli.

Photo courtesy of Junfu Han, Detroit Free Press.