A couple more tidbits on Pledger’s recruitment from his father. There is a long list right now, and they like a lot of schools for a lot of different reasons. However the top 10 for Pledger right now in no particular order: Michigan, Oklahoma, VCU, Villanova, Virginia, George Mason, Wake Forest, Hampton, Marquette, and Texas. Pledger’s father did mention that they have always liked Coach Beilein and that Michigan has a definite leg up with Beilein at the helm.
Zack Novak has faxed his signed LOI to the University of Michigan and is officially a part of the Michigan basketball program. It seems like this will likely wrap up Michigan’s 2008 recruiting class. Beilein on Zack:
“We are very pleased to have Zack join us. He has a real passion for the game and a competitive nature that any coach wants to coach. His range … let’s put it this way, the new (three-point) line will not bother his shooting range. He is a proven winner. He led his team this year, in fact during his entire career at Chesterton, after starting on varsity as a freshman, and we are hoping he will have the same success here at Michigan. We like players that can give us versatility, and Zack does that for us. He can play multiple positions. Of our three signees he is probably the most versatile, and we were really looking for a player with that ability during this signing.”
Zack has been playing great ball lately and looks to be a very good addition. With his strong showing at the Indiana Top 60 workout I would think he will make the Indiana/Kentucky contest which takes place in June.
Ebuka is set to sign his LOI with the University of Georgia today. Michigan never really seemed to be a big player in Ebuka’s recruitment after his decommit from Colorado. Ebuka chose Georgia from a final two of UGA and Colorado.
Big combo guard Raymond Cowels lists Michigan. Justin Watts’ recruitment has been pretty silent lately. Colt Ryan and Tyler Koch are among Michigan targets chosen for ’08 Indiana Junior All-Stars Team. Old Tucker Halpern article, another article about Halpern in Boston Area HS All-Star game. Another quote on Halpern (4-14-08):
As for Halpern he continues to be a very potent catch and shoot player. But it was his willingness to do some dirty work today that caught our attention as he was very active on the glass in both the semi-finals and finals.