Michigan transfer Max Bielfeldt will visit Indiana on Sunday, as first reported by Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports. Bielfeldt confirmed the news to AllHoosiers.com, and also said the visit will likely extend into Monday.
Bielfeldt, a 6-foot-8, 245-pound big man, was granted his release from Michigan in late April and recently won an appeal that will allow him to transfer within the Big Ten. He averaged 5.1 points and 3.6 rebounds in 14.5 minutes per game for the Wolverines last season and will be eligible to play immediately.
Bielfeldt told AllHoosiers.com that this weekend's trip to Indiana will likely be his final visit and he plans to make a decision within the next week. Indiana has a strong chance to land him.
"My interest level is high," Bielfeldt told AllHoosiers.com. "They're a great program with a long history of winning."
The Peoria, Ill. native is a good fit for Indiana because he's experienced and solid, and would be able to step in and help the Hoosiers immediately. Indiana coach Tom Crean dismissed Devin Davis and Hanner Mosquera-Perea from the team on Thursday, leaving the Hoosiers with two open scholarships for next season. They had also planned to get unsigned 2015 forward Jordan Murphy on campus, but he committed to Minnesota on Friday night.
"We have to find two guys who can play right now," Crean told AllHoosiers.com on Friday. "To reach for potential would have to be a no brainer."