NIL has helped out big talents in the near past, however, Hunter Dickinson will disagree with what he made last year. Dickinson played for the Wolverines last season, however, he will no longer play for them in the coming season. He discussed his decision to leave the University of Michigan and join the Kansas Jayhawks. Though the center still loves Michigan, he had to leave the Wolverines, as he believes that it is the best course for him.
In a recent episode of Barstool Roundball Podcast, he opened up about his decision to commit to the Jayhawks. The podcast consisted of the host Marty Mush and co-host, Jordan Bohannon, a former Iowa guard. The primary reason for Dickinson to leave the Wolverines was the amount of money he was making through NIL. “At Michigan, I got less than six figures,” Dickinson said. “I got less than six figures for the year.”
It took Dickinson only a month to complete his recruitment process, as he opted to join the Jayhawks. He had the option to join Villanova, Georgetown, Maryland, and Kentucky when he decided to leave Michigan. He also mentioned how difficult it was to decide between leaving Michigan.
“I’m not saying anything bad about the basketball program and stuff,” Dickinson said. “I still love the school and everything, love the program. That’s why it was so hard to leave, I really didn’t want to leave, but I just felt like it was the best decision for me,” he continued. Dickinson is looking for what’s best for him and his career. Even though some criticized him for dragging the recruitment process, which he completed in just over a month.
Hunter Dickinson’s NIL valuation is estimated at $281,000
Hunter’s decision to leave the Wolverines came at a greater cost, however, it is expected to rise. With Dickinson being a junior in college, he has the time to increase his NIL valuation. According to on3.com Hunter’s NIL valuation is estimated at $281K. However, his NIL value dropped drastically by the end of March. At the beginning of March, his NIL was valued at $601K, which is a 71% decline in his NIL valuation.
On a Barstool podcast, Hunter Dickinson said he received “less than six figures” at Michigan last year.
Dickinson is one of the best players in the country and recently transferred to Kansas.
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Since then his NIL valuation jumped up by 61%, it is still nowhere near where he deserves to be. Dickinson’s NIL deal is ranked at No.29 in college basketball. However, once the new basketball season begins at the collegiate level (NCAA), Dickinson will no longer be part of the Wolverines. With the decision he has made, Dickinson will be seen as part of the Jayhawks.