Few players have demanded the attention in this year’s crop of players in the NCAA Transfer Portal that former Michigan center Hunter Dickinson has.
That’s largely due to the fact that the two-time first-team All-Big Ten selection has a unique blend of size and shooting prowess, possessing the two-way skills that college coaches crave in today’s game. Obviously, this is a popular topic around Michigan sports betting crowds.
Hunter Dickinson is Moving On
Dickinson announced he’d be taking his talents away from Ann Arbor on March 31, after the Wolverines careened to an 18-16 season that saw them get knocked out in the second round of the NIT by Vanderbilt, 66-65.
Now, the Northern Virginia native will have no shortage of suitors for his services, with a year of eligibility left and no need to sit out a season before suiting up.
That means that there will be a feeding frenzy, assuming there isn’t already one, to land Dickinson in the portal this offseason, with several hometown teams lining up to sign the 7-foot-1 center. Whoever ends up with Dickinson on their roster will draw favorable odds from many top sportsbooks like Caesars Michigan Sportsbook.
What Are His Next Team Odds?
BetMichigan.com broke down the odds on which school might land Dickinson this offseason to get a feel for where the three-year starter could play next.
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Why We See Dickinson Taking His Talents To The DMV
There’s no denying that the call of home must be strong for Dickinson, with two programs in the region looking to reboot their basketball programs.
Between Georgetown, which made a huge splash this offseason by landing former Providence head coach Ed Cooley to replace Patrick Ewing, and Maryland, which made it to the tournament in Year One of the Kevin Willard era in College Park, there’s reason to believe that 2024 could be a year to remember in the Beltway.
In 2020, Dickinson chose Michigan over Duke, Florida State, Louisville and Notre Dame — but now his hometown teams have a much stronger standing than they did three years ago.
If the Hoyas land Dickinson’s services, there’s no reason to believe that Georgetown can’t ascend to the lofty heights they reached under John Thompson Jr. and his son, John Thompson III. Georgetown's current odds to win the 2024 title are set at +25000, per Michigan FanDuel Sportsbook, which is among the lowest in the NCAA.
Up the road in College Park, the Terrapins saw their win total increase from 15 to 22 in Willard’s first season, lending belief that adding a player of Dickinson’s stature could be the cog needed to get Maryland back to the Final Four for the first time since 2002.
There’s also a strong chance that Dickinson goes to a blue blood program, like Duke or Kentucky, or decides to join up with Tony Bennett to get UVA back to the Final Four for the first time since 2019.
One way or another, Dickinson is sure to be one of the most highly coveted players in the portal this offseason, with one lucky team landing a superstar center that can get that program over the hump in 2024.
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