French wing Solly Stansbury visits Michigan

Dylan Burkhardt

French wing guard Solly Stansbury is the newest name on the Michigan radar.

The 6-foot-7 guard confirmed to UM Hoops that he visited Michigan last week.

Stansbury played high school basketball in the United States at Toms River North High School in New Jersey, but has been playing in France for the last few years. He played in 5 games on the senior team for Paris Levallois and also featured heavily on the youth squad last season. Stansbury averaged 8.3 points, 4.2 rebounds and 1.9 steals in 21 minutes per game.

Stansbury the son of former NBA player Terence Stansbury, who played at Temple in the early 80s and was a three-time participant in the NBA Slam Dunk Contest.

Former Michigan big man Jordan Morgan played for Paris Levallois last season.

Due to NCAA eligibility rules, there’s a chance that that the 21 year old wing would have to sit out his first year in college. Stansbury also visited Cincinnati before his Michigan visit.

Michigan has two open scholarships on the roster next season and hosted Kentucky transfer Charles Matthews for an official visit over the weekend. Matthews is also planning to visit Xavier next weekend.

Here’s some footage of Stansbury in action this spring with Paris Levallois.

  • Wayman Britt

    Not sure what to make of this recruit. Interesting that he is 21 years old.

  • Fab 5 Legends

    hes got great length and potential…weird that he is already 21 and played 5 games on the senior team? and still gets to play at the college level? I would take him based off his skill set that i saw on those highlights…he would be this new bred of wings that Beilein recruiting similar to Matthews…which seem to have better D, length and athleticism oppose to being a shooter

    • Fab 5 Legends

      i know Europe has U21, U22 teams basically junior teams for their senior level clubs…but im not sure if this has ever been done before? 21 year old Euro kid coming in as a Freshmen? especially if he has to sit out a year…than he would be a 22yr old Freshmen?

      Hopefully we get him or Matthews…don’t see them both committed to Michigan…they both have similar skill set…would paly same position…ill be happy with 1 of them

  • Leslie Hoerwinkle

    Can he make croissants?

  • Barth Applefeld

    He seems old, but not all players develop at the same rate. I would think he would be less attractive if he can’t play this coming year.