Former Kentucky Wildcats guard Charles Matthews has decided to transfer to Michigan, according to multiple reports.
The 6-foot-6 Matthews averaged 1.7 points, 1.6 rebounds, 0.4 assists and 10.3 minutes in 36 games last season. A former top 100 player coming out of Chicago, Matthews was concerned about his role at Kentucky and visited Xavier and Michigan before making his final decision to join the Wolverines, according to ESPN.
Matthews will have three years of eligibility remaining after sitting out the 2016-17 season due to NCAA transfer rules.
Kentucky coach John Calipari did not want to lose Matthews, but granted him a full release in May.
"The hardest thing as a coach is to lose a player that you really want to coach," Calipari said at the time. "In Charles's case, I believe he is going to be a productive college player who has the ability to play at the next level. I know Charles' best basketball is ahead of him, and while I'm saddened to see him go, I support his decision and will help in any way I can."
The Wolverines lost one player to graduation and four to transfers this offseason. Coach John Beilein does have a roster anchored by senior Zak Irvin and junior Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rakhman. Matthews will become available in 2017, along with four-star recruit Jordan Poole.