The University of Michigan surprised a lot of people when they came within one win of capturing the 2018 NCAA Men’s College Basketball Championship this past week. Unfortunately, for the Wolverines and their fans, No. 1 seed Villanova was just to tough as they defeated Michigan 79-62 in the finals.
On Tuesday night, Wolverines forward Brent Hibbitts, a Junior walk-on, announced via Twitter that he will take a graduate transfer.
“I just want to say thank you to Coach Beilein and his staff for giving me such an incredible opportunity. I want to thank the University of Michigan, the fans, and everybody else who has supported me during my time here. It truly has been a blessing, and I wouldn’t trade it for anything. However, I have decided to finish my degree early and graduate this summer. I have received my release, and will be transferring with two years of eligibility left. I am excited about the next chapter, but will never forget the memories I made in Ann Arbor. Go Blue!”
— Brent Hibbitts (@BHibbitts32) April 11, 2018
Hibbitts, who was an All-State first-team selection out of Hudsonville High School, only played in five games for the Wolverines this past season, averaging 1.8 points, 0.2 assists, and 0.6 rebounds in 3.0 minutes per game.
LOOK: Michigan State with higher odds than Michigan to win 2019 title
The Michigan Wolverines gave it an unbelievable run to the national championship game this season, but that came to a screeching halt on Monday when they fell 79-62 to Villanova, who hoisted their second national title trophy in three seasons.
Not long after the Wildcats’ victory, the betting “experts” out in Vegas released their early odds for the 2019 national title. Per the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook, and to the surprise of nobody, it is blue blood central as the nation’s premier college basketball programs have the highest odds thus far.
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