Jordan Dumars to Leave U-M Basketball Program

dumars[1]Wing guard Jordan Dumars has opted to leave the Michigan basketball program per a university release. Here’s the full release with quotes from Jordan Dumars and Michigan head coach John Beilein.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — University of Michigan men’s basketball coach John Beilein announced today (Monday, Sept. 26) junior guard Jordan Dumars (Detroit, Mich./Detroit Country Day) has decided to leave the Wolverine program.

“Jordan has worked very hard the last two years to get back to the court,” said Beilein. “However, these injuries have not allowed him to play basketball at a level he expects. This has not been easy for him and I know he has thought long and hard about this decision. We will miss Jordan. He is a wonderful young man, with a very bright future.”

“Battling injuries the last two years has been very difficult on me,” said Dumars. “I love Michigan, I love this team and I love basketball, however I had to make this decision to move on. I am thankful for the opportunity that was given to me and appreciate all the help I have received. I will always be a Wolverine.”

After transferring from South Florida midway through his freshman season (2009-10), Dumars has not played in a game at Michigan, battling knee and shoulder injuries over the last two seasons.

  • sane1

    I hope he catches on somewhere where he can play. That’s all most of these kids want.

    • jemblue

      Is he leaving Michigan, or just giving up college basketball?

      • SamGoBlue

        Yeah, that’s also what I’m interested to know. It seems like his main reason for leaving is the injuries. I question whether maybe he just doesn’t feel the drive to work so hard in practice everyday when he knows he will never see the court because of his injuries of if he wants to find somewhere where he might get a chance to play again.

      • http://www.umhoops.com/ Dylan Burkhardt

        I believe his plan is to stay at Michigan. That’s what Nick Baumguardner tweeted as well.

  • http://www.umhoops.com/ Dylan Burkhardt

    Two other notes. This should answer the question “what role will Jordan Dumars play in the upcoming season?” once and for all. Second, Dumars was not on scholarship so this doesn’t affect the scholarship situation.

  • blucinic

    I saw a photo of Cronin with the players from the open house last week. This indicated to me that Cronin has kept his relationship with players, but left the team for health reasons. I’m wondering if the same will be the case with Dumars, and if he will continue to hang around, just not as someone who suits up for the team.

    • http://www.umhoops.com/ Dylan Burkhardt

      Cronin is on board as a student manager in some capacity I believe. Not sure if Dumars would do something similar.

  • gpsimms

    it’s too bad it never worked out to see him on the court.  hopefully he still hangs around mhoops like cronin did.  i think they’re a good group of kids/coaches, and if he’s interested in a basketball career helping out with the team is a great place to start.

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