- Hoops: Michigan watching Byrd closely ($)
- CATCHING UP WITH NATE LUBICK
- Read Narrows List ($)
2009 JUCO PF. Made the big step of cutting his list to 11.
- U-M, MSU pursuing CMU coach’s son
2010 Combo Guard.
Lubick, Trey, and Byrd are a few of the very top targets on the board regardless of class at this point. It’s getting to that time when the 2010 recruiting picture becomes more clear. Not to mention, with Darius on board I would assume Beilein starts pushing a lot harder for some of these 2010 kids. I haven’t heard the JuCo big man’s name and his list is still large so I’m not really sure what the situation is. I think Beilein is looking for the right fit with a combo forward of some type in 2009 but he has already proved that he won’t rush to offers or decisions.
Also I don’t know how people are going to knock Beilein for who he pursues on the recruiting trail at this point. MSU is going hard at Byrd and Zeigler while Lubick has a top 5 that includes people like UCLA and Duke (they are also all top 100 recruits). In the class of 2010 he is going after in-state guys like Zeigler, Michael Talley, and Gauna (not to mention Kearney in 2011). The true test is whether he can start landing some of these kids.
I’m working on the hot board update for both 2009 and onward. Hopefully by the end of the week I’ll get it up.