ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Matthews & Poole confirm they will not return to Ann Arbor.

 

 

ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 28: Charles Matthews #1 and Jordan Poole #2 of the Michigan Wolverines show their dejection after their loss to the Texas Tech Red Raiders during the 2019 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament West Regional at Honda Center on March 28, 2019 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

 

Michigan says guard Jordan Poole is staying in the NBA draft.

 

 

ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 28: Jordan Poole #2 of the Michigan Wolverines drives against Davide Moretti #25 of the Texas Tech Red Raiders during the 2019 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament West Regional at Honda Center on March 28, 2019 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

 

The school announced earlier this month that Poole, Charles Matthews and Iggy Brazdeikis were declaring for the draft, although they still had the option of coming back to the Wolverines. Since then, Matthews has announced that he would indeed be leaving school, and now Poole is departing as well.

 

 

ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 28: Jordan Poole #2 of the Michigan Wolverines looks for a pass against the Texas Tech Red Raiders during the 2019 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament West Regional at Honda Center on March 28, 2019 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

 

Poole, a sophomore, was second on the team in scoring this past season at 12.8 points per game. His most memorable moment for the Wolverines came as a freshman, when he made a buzzer-beating 3-pointer to beat Houston and send Michigan to the Sweet 16. The Wolverines ended up going all the way to the national title game in 2018.

 

 

ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 28: Head coach John Beilein of the Michigan Wolverines shows his dejection after the loss to the Texas Tech Red Raiders during the 2019 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament West Regional at Honda Center on March 28, 2019 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

 

“It has been a dream of mine to play in the NBA,” Poole said in a statement tweeted by the basketball program. “I feel I am ready to go after that dream.”

 

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