Camp Week Preview: 5 Things to Watch For

It’s camp week in Ann Arbor and the action should be plentiful. John Beilein will host three camp sessions this week: Fundamentals camp (June 22-25), Elite Camp (June 26-27), and Team Camp (June 28). The fundamentals camp is a basic skills camp for kids 8-18 to get offensive instruction. The Elite Camp is an invitation only event for recruits and is a chance for Beilein to get a hands-on look at some recruits while the recruits get to recieve instruction from a potential coach. Finally the team camp is a one day even that will host high school teams from around the state (and beyond?).

1. Darius Morris

With rumors that Morris will be in town this week it is time to seal the deal with Darius. The speculation has been that Michigan has led for sometime now, and there would be no better time to seal the deal than a camp visit.

2. Underclassmen

What level of kids show up for the Elite & Team camps? Will the in-state big names be there? There have been some high profile underclassman unofficial visitors this summer and it would be great to get a bunch of top in-state talent to Ann Arbor this week. It would be a great sign to see lots of the Appling and Zeigler level recruit this week.

3. What teams attend?

Bringing in teams from all over the state can start to help alleviate concerns about Beilein recruiting Detroit or wherever else. Izzo has turned the Izzo Shootout into a signature event up in East Lansing and although this is just Beilein’s second camp it is another step toward developing the program.

4. Jordan Morgan and U-D Jesuit

Michigan’s only 2009 commit will be attending both the Elite and Team camps this week and it will be a chance to see how much all the work Jordan is putting into his game has paid off. It is also a chance to see how U-D looks under their new head coach, Pat Donnelly.

5. Where is Michigan looking beyond point guard for the class of 09?

Darius Morris seems to have established himself as target 1a on the board but where does Beilein look after Darius? My guess is they look hard at a wing forward, someone like Givon Crump, Roger Franklin, or Manny Atkins. It would be encouraging to see some of these guys in Ann Arbor for camp.

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