Three Michigan hoops players to transfer

Three Michigan basketball players will transfer, head men's basketball coach John Beilein announced on Wednesday.

Sophomore forwards Evan Smotrycz and Colton Christian and freshman guard Carlton Brundidge will be leaving the program.

"We never like to see players leave the program, however, Evan, Colton and Carlton have made the decision to transfer and continue their careers elsewhere," Beilein said in a release. "All three are fine young men with bright futures. We wish them and their families nothing but success going forward."

Smotrycz played in all 69 games over his two seasons with the Wolverines, averaging 7.0 points and 3.6 rebounds in 19.4 minutes per contest.

Christian averaged 3.8 minutes in 45 games off the bench while Brundidge averaged 2.9 minutes in 15 contests.