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Posted on Mon, Sep 26, 2011 : 5:30 p.m.

Junior guard Jordan Dumars leaves Michigan basketball program

By Nick Baumgardner

Story updated at 5:57 p.m.

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Jordan Dumars

Michigan basketball coach John Beilein announced today that junior guard Jordan Dumars has left the program.

Dumars, the son of current Detroit Pistons president Joe Dumars, came to Michigan as a transfer from South Florida midway through the 2009-10 campaign, but due to injuries, has opted to end his time as a Wolverine.

"Battling injuries the last two years has been very difficult on me," Dumars said in a statement. "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."

Dumars did not see any game action while at Michigan. He battled both shoulder and knee injuries the past two seasons.

A Michigan spokesman said Monday that Dumars will remain in school, despite not being a member of the basketball squad.

Beilein said the program will miss Dumars, and wished him well.

"Jordan has worked very hard the last two years to get back to the court," Beilein said in a statement. "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."

Nick Baumgardner covers Michigan basketball for He can be reached at 734-623-2514, by email at and followed on Twitter @nickbaumgardner.


David Vande Bunte

Mon, Sep 26, 2011 : 9:50 p.m.

So, because there is no mention of him transferring anywhere else, does this mean Jordan Dumars giving up playing college basketball entirely? Based only on what is included, I am assuming he is still enrolled at Michigan, and will continue his college education in Ann Arbor, just not continue to play ball.

Nick Baumgardner

Mon, Sep 26, 2011 : 9:58 p.m.

Good question David. Story has been updated. Dumars will in fact stay in school at Michigan, per spokesman.