Orion Sang, Detroit Free Press

The top-ranked signee of Michigan basketball is back in the market.

Denton (Texas) Guyer forward Jalen Wilson requested a release from his letter of intent and reopened his recruitment to wake John Beilein's departure to the Cleveland Cavaliers, Wilson announced on Twitter on Thursday

"First, I want to thank God for giving me the opportunity to join the Michigan family last May," Wilson tweeted . "I would also like to thank the coaching staff and the city of Ann Arbor for showing an undesirable amount of love and support Due to the sudden change of coaching of the head, I requested the release of the University of Michigan and re-open my recruiting. "

Wilson, hoping for the 2019 class according to the 247Sports Composite, committed to Michigan last May and signed the Wolverines during the early signing of November.

Wilson told Free Press that he was surprised when news of the departure of Beilein on Monday morning.

"I was surprised," Wilson said on Monday night. "I do not want to believe it, news, so I'm really surprised, you know what will happen."

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To re-open his recruitment and to consider other schools, Wilson needed requesting liberation from his letter of intent If Michigan does not release Wilson's release, he must sit for one year at another school.

Michigan did not immediately reply to an email wishing to comment on Thursday. [19659004] Wilson's decision means that Michigan's class falls on one player – the 4-star Cole Bajema, who has not yet announced the public on the departure of Beilein.

Michigan now has two open scholarships for the 2019-20 team, pending the decision of the Ignas Brazdeikis. If Brazdeikis remains in the NBA draft, the Wolverines will have three scholarships.

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