Report: Michigan inquires about Sacred Heart transfer Cane Broome

Dylan Burkhardt

According to a report by the New Haven Register’s David Borges, Michigan has inquired about sophomore Sacred Heart transfer Cane Broome.

Broome averaged 23.1 points and 4.9 rebounds per game as a sophomore, earning NEC Player of the Year honors. He shot 54% on twos and 31% on threes last season and also demonstrated the ability to get to the free throw line.

David Borges reports that Michigan, Cincinnati and Providence have shown interest in the guard.

Michigan has a point guard incoming in Ohio Mr. Basketball Xavier Simpson, but will also need to replace Derrick Walton after next season. Broome would have junior eligibility in the 2017-18 season, immediately after Walton graduates.

Here are some highlights of Broome scoring 39 points in a game this season.

  • gobluemd16

    I know he would need to sit a year, but do we have room for him?

    • Tyler Allen

      Honestly, no. Would have MAAR, Simpson, and Poole (plus Watson, a ball handler) all on the roster in 2017-18.

  • sane1

    Is he related to Hayes Groom?

  • Champswest

    We would still have Abdule-Rachman in 2017, as a senior, who could run the point.

    • Mattski

      wow spelling

    • mikey_mac

      MAAR will be playing a lot of minutes as is. Watson as a true sophomore will be his main competition for minutes at the 2. Makes sense to grab some extra upperclassman backcourt depth.

  • Nick

    Great name. If there’s room I hope they land him.

  • jblair52

    Obviously we aren’t going to take him if we don’t have room.
    The coaches like to have options just in case – and perhaps have a good idea if there will be room.

  • Wayman Britt

    I love that Beilein is still recruiting. Over the last few years good transfers and graduate transfers have become available after the season. It’s almost like a team should keep one opening because quality players become available.

    Maybe if UM is recruiting they are expecting or going to do some roster maintenance.

  • kevsmden21

    Obviously if Beilein and the coaches have inquired about him they think they could use him. Not sure why some say we don’t have room yet the coaches themselves are interested.

  • Slim33

    ahh yes the off season, time for all sorts speculation for several months.

  • mikey_mac

    This is a smart way to address the age gap this team has between its leadership-level talent — its seniors-to-be and its incoming freshman class. As is, Simpson will be forced as a true sophomore to lead a team consisting primarily of him, MAAR, Robinson and Wagner. Grabbing Broome would mitigate some of that risk and improve a shaky depth chart.