ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) -Laval Lucas-Perry, who left Arizona after one semester, is headed to Michigan, giving coach John Beilein a player who should help the Wolverines rebuild.
``Laval called Coach Beilein today and told him he's transferring to Michigan,'' Laval Perry, the player's father, said Wednesday. ``He considered Michigan and Wake Forest strongly and in the end, he felt like Michigan was the best fit.''
Perry said his son will enroll at Michigan next month, making him eligible to play in January 2009. He is expected to attend Saturday's game at Crisler Arena against No. 8 UCLA, but will be relegated to watching from the stands.
The 6-foot-3 guard left Arizona earlier this month after averaging 4.0 points, 1.6 rebounds and nearly an assist in 9.8 minutes over five games.
At Flint Powers Catholic High School, Lucas-Perry averaged 26 points, seven rebounds and six assists as a senior.
Michigan also lost a player Wednesday, when Beilein announced swingman K'Len Morris was leaving the program for personal reasons.
Morris played in all 11 games as a reserve this season, averaging 2.2 points and 1.1 rebounds. He missed 28 games last season as a freshman because of a left shoulder injury.
Sophomore Kendric Price left the program two months ago, but remained enrolled on scholarship.
Morris and Price were recruited by Tommy Amaker, who was fired after last season and was replaced by Beilein.
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