Max Bielfeldt transferring to Indiana

Dylan Burkhardt

Former Michigan big man Max Bielfeldt will finish his college career at Indiana. The graduate transfer announced his destination on Twitter this evening.

Bielfeldt averaged 5.1 points and 3.6 rebounds per game last season and started three games for the Wolverines. He picked Indiana over Iowa State, Nebraska and DePaul.

The 6-foot-7 senior will have immediate eligibility for the Hoosiers next season after his graduate transfer within the Big Ten conference was approved. Despite Michigan appearing to have a scholarship spot open next season, Bielfeldt will be playing his final year of college elsewhere.

“I did tell the coaches that I did want to come back to Michigan,” Bielfeldt told MLive in early May. “But at the end of the day things didn’t work out and we both decided to move on.”

Bielfeldt was a member of Michigan’s 2011 recruiting class that also included Trey Burke and Carlton Brundidge. He’ll have the opportunity to play at the Crisler Center one more time as the Hoosiers are scheduled to play at Michigan in 2015-16.

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  • Fab 5 Legends

    good luck to Max at Indiana. I feel that he could have helped but im hoping our bigs have developed and we do not need Max experience. He is undersized and too many times we were affected on rebounds…

    • Fab 5 Legends

      I am curious to see what role he will play at Indiana.

  • jake

    I feel like Max Bielfelt was given his chance this year at the 5 because the only other options were two inexperienced freshman. He didn’t really impress except maybe his double double on senior night and another game or so, I can’t remember. I think the coaches probably feel he underachieved and want to give up his schlorship to a better fit. In Max’s defense he’s not a true 5. He should have been playing the 4. In the coaching staff’s defense, he’s just not athletic enough to play the 4 in a offense like Michigan runs. He’s a good guy, I would be shocked if the Michigan faithful booed him on his return. Good luck kid

    • Indiana_Matt

      I hope he is cheered. Seems the kid did right by everyone when he wore the maize and blue.

  • mikey_mac

    Pretty cool that Max has been so forthright about his decision-making process. I’m obviously biased, but quite the downgrade from JB to Crean. I think Max probably made a smart decision academically from his available options, though.

  • JVS

    The picture chosen fits the caption perfectly. Wish him the best, unless its against us.

  • mirepoix

    Max, nooo!! Not Indiana, not like this.

    Seriously, though, it’s probably a pretty good move for him both academically and playing time-wise — good luck, Max, I’ll be rooting for you.