Dug McDaniel Transfer Portal Destinations: Where Will Michigan Guard Land?

Dug McDaniel Transfer Portal Destinations: Where Will Michigan Guard Land?
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A big-time playmaker is officially on the open market in men’s college basketball, with Dug McDaniel entering the NCAA’s transfer portal this week.

That will make for more uncertainty for Wolverines fans and renewed scrutiny by Michigan sportsbooks with McDaniel leaving and head coach Juwan Howard fired.

Earlier, BetMichigan.com issued Juwan Howard replacement odds.

McDaniel averaged 16.3 points per game in 26 games with Michigan this year. However, with Howard out the door and a lot of uncertainty surrounding who exactly will replace him in Ann Arbor, the time’s right for the D.C. native to head for greener pastures.

Now, the 5-11 sophomore will have a chance to go wherever he wants, which could open the door for him to return to play for a pair of hometown teams, in the Maryland Terrapins and Georgetown Hoyas, or to set out to parts unknown for 2024 and beyond.

One thing that could draw McDaniel to Maryland is that Michigan recruit Khani Rooths (who is also from the D.C. area) decommitted this week. Both McDaniel and Rooths considered the Terps before ultimately committing to play for Howard.

To get a sense of where McDaniel will suit up next, BetMichigan.com – your source for online Michigan casinos - broke down the odds on where the sophomore out of the Nation’s Capital will suit up next season.

Dug McDaniel Transfer Portal Destinations

These are hypothetical odds from BetMichigan.com and won’t be found on Michigan sports betting apps.

TeamPercentage ChanceOdds
Maryland Terrapins33.3%+200
Georgetown Hoyas16.7%+500
Providence Friars9.1%+1000
Memphis Tigers7.7%+1200
VCU Rams6.2%+1500
Seton Hall Pirates6.2%+1500


Where Does Dug McDaniel Go Next?

Right now, the leaders in the race to land the play-making guard are the Terrapins (+200) and Hoyas (+500), who are both deep into a roster overhaul under coaches Kevin Willard (MD) and Ed Cooley (Georgetown).

Both DMV (District, Maryland and Virginia) college basketball teams struggled mightily on the hardwood last year. The Terps were 16-17 in Willard’s second season in College Park Cooley’s debut campaign at Georgetown was even more miserable, with the Hoyas going 9-23 this season.

Rounding out our McDaniel odds board are Big East stalwart Providence (+1000), which was among the first teams on the wrong side of the bubble in Kim English’s first season with the Friars, the Memphis Tigers (+1200), VCU Rams and Seton Hall Pirates (+1500 each).

McDaniel’s absence will affect Michigan odds greatly.

Whichever CBB team lands McDaniel is getting a player who is capable of great things on the hardwood, with the former four-star prospect seeing his stats surge across the board in Ann Arbor this year. That leads many to expect him to be the next great transfer portal addition for a sleeping giant of the basketball world this offseason.  

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Christopher Boan

Christopher Boan is a staff writer for BetMichigan.com. He has covered sports and sports betting for more than seven years and has worked for publications such as ArizonaSports.com, the Tucson Weekly and the Green Valley News.

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