Colton Christian explains his transfer

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Of the three players transferring from Michigan, only one showed up at Tuesday night’s Michigan basketball banquet -- forward Colton Christian.

After the banquet, he said he isn’t sure what his next stop is, but he has a working list of around 10 schools he did not want to disclose.

“Most are East Coast schools, a couple Midwest schools and down south because of where I played prep school,” Christian said. “Mostly high mid-major.”

Christian said there were no hard feelings between him and Michigan -- evidenced by his appearance at the banquet and that he was brought up on stage with the rest of his teammates. The other players to transfer, Carlton Brundidge and Evan Smotrycz, did not show, but Christian said they all were invited.

As for his reason to leave, he cited that he wasn’t playing much at Michigan.

“Just get more playing time,” Christian said. “Just go somewhere that I really can make an impact on the court. I felt I helped the team a lot here in practice and all that. Just take the next step and play somewhere else.”

Christian played 47 games in his two seasons at Michigan, averaging 4.3 minutes, 0.6 points and 1 rebound a game. After sitting out the 2012-13 season, he will have two years of eligibility remaining.