It’s safe to breathe now. Manny Harris and DeShawn Sims are staying in school and it’s finally official. This isn’t much of a surprise but it’s good news none the less.
“In order to address the speculation around DeShawn and Manny’s future we are announcing that both these young men have decided to continue their respective educational paths here at the University of Michigan,” said Beilein in a statement. “Since the completion of our season we have gathered enough information for everyone to feel good about this decision. I am anxious to see their continued growth and I am excited to coach these two, as well as the rest of the team next season.”
“I have decided to stay at the University of Michigan to not only work towards finishing my degree, but to continue working on my game,” said Sims. “I am on schedule to graduate next May and that is going to be a very special moment for me. With Coach Beilein here I can see myself growing even more mentally, physically and athletically. There is a lot of excitement surrounding next season and we really want to take the next step in restoring the proud tradition of Michigan basketball on the national level.”
“I have decided to stay in school and continue to work on my University of Michigan degree,” added Harris. “This decision will also allow me to work hard at becoming an even more complete basketball player. We had a good season and I really enjoyed making the NCAA Tournament with my teammates. We really want to build a great program here at Michigan and we are on that path. The turnaround from my freshman year to my sophomore was big and I feel we will continue to do even more.”