Danny Wolf to transfer from Yale men’s basketball to Michigan

Danny Wolf averaged 14.1 points and 9.7 rebounds as a sophomore forward in 2023-24 before entering the transfer portal. (Yale Athletics)

Danny Wolf is bound for Michigan.

The 7-foot sophomore entered the transfer portal on March 30 with a do-not-contact notation, six days after his breakout campaign ended in the NCAA Tournament Round of 32. Wolf visited the University of Michigan last weekend and had a visit to the University of North Carolina scheduled for Thursday. It was unknown as of Saturday afternoon if he actually made that visit.

Wolf was at Yale’s end-of-season banquet at BAR New Haven on Wednesday night and won the team MVP award. At the time, Wolf said that he was conflicted and had not made up his mind on a destination. The unanimous First Team All-Ivy selection also indicated that staying at Yale was still a possibility.

Wolf played his last year of high school at Northfield Mount Hermon in Massachusetts and had interest in Michigan but never received an offer from then-coach Juwan Howard’s staff.

Howard was succeeded by Dusty May last month, a year after May took Florida Atlantic to the Final Four.

A path to significant playing time at Michigan for Wolf became apparent Wednesday when 6-foot-10 Michigan center Tarris Reed Jr. transferred to Connecticut. Wolf’s transfer follows that of North Texas guard Rubin Jones earlier this week.

Wolf averaged 14.1 points, 9.7 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game. He was named the Most Outstanding Player of the Ivy League Tournament.

The Glencoe, Ill. native has been a business major, and the Ross School of Business at Michigan was an attraction for Wolf.

Wolf has NBA aspirations. Although not currently on any NBA Draft boards, Wolf drew attention from scouts throughout the 2023-24 season.