Jaron Faulds announced on Twitter on Friday that he is transferring from Columbia and will join Michigan basketball.
Faulds — who played his high school basketball at Holt High School in Michigan — will join John Beilein and the Wolverines after spending one season at Columbia. The 6-foot-10 center will be a preferred walk-on and will have the chance to earn a scholarship, according to a report by the Detroit Free Press.
Here is his tweet:
Go Blue! 〽️🔵 pic.twitter.com/wXha7WMhft
— Jaron Faulds (@JaronFaulds) June 29, 2018
“I’m proud to announce that my journey now takes me to the University of Michigan!” Faulds wrote on Twitter. “So thankful for the opportunity to be a part of something special and contribute wherever I’m needed most.”
According to NCAA transfer rules, Faulds will have to sit out the 2018-19 season before he is eligible to play for the Wolverines.
“We are pleased to announce the addition of Jaron to our roster for this upcoming season,” Beilein said in a statement. “He has a lot of potential and brings collegiate experience to this young team. With a lot of hard work, he will play an important role in our team’s development and future success in the years to come.”
In 26 games as a freshman with Columbia last season, Faulds averaged 4.5 points and 3.2 rebounds in 14.2 minutes per game.
Faulds entered college as a 3-star prospect, and was ranked the No. 7 player in Michigan in the Class of 2017.