The expectation was that Dickinson would return for his senior season, fueled by NIL — but name, image, and likeness seem to be the reason why the star center opted to find a new opportunity via the NCAA transfer portal.
After entering the portal, Dickinson had several options on the table. Kansas appeared to be recruiting him the hardest, Maryland — which now has his former high school coach from DeMatha on-staff — was a strong option, Kentucky threw its hat into the ring, as did Villanova. And then there was also the possibility of a return to Michigan.
But only one school could win out. And that school ended up being Kansas.