The Latest on Evan Smotrycz

Just a quick update on New Hampton forward Evan Smotrycz (6-foot-9, class of 2010), a guy we haven’t covered much but one who continues to rise up the Michigan radar.

NBE Basketball was at last weekend’s Playaz Spring Fling and got a chance to see Evan Smotrycz in action. Smotrycz continues to be described as skilled with a solid shot and handle but he seemed to have an up and down weekend.

This skilled forward had a solid game. Evan has good size to go along with fine inside and outside skills. On the perimeter, he buried a three-pointer and showed good ball handling ability. He was inconsistent with his jumper though on Saturday. Evan also had a nice post turnaround drive and left-handed finish. He grabbed a few rebounds and blocked a shot as well. He struggled to finish early on and also turned the ball over several times. Evan still had a good outing though overall.

NBE Basketball also got the latest on Evan’s recruitment, a return visit to Ann Arbor is scheduling for this April.

On the recruiting front, Smotrycz informed NBE that Michigan, Oregon State and Virginia were his three favorites. He recently received an offer from Michigan head coach Joeh Beilein and would be visiting Ann Arbor later in April.

This is definitely one to watch over the next couple weeks.

Also, if you were wondering… Manny Harris has no plans to leave Michigan. The Free Press cleans up a story that they essentially created as well after spinning a relatively harmless radio quote from John Beilein.

“It’s an option, but not really that serious though,” Harris said Monday regarding the buzz about him exploring his NBA options. “If it’s something to look into, then I will, but I haven’t even thought about it much. I doubt I’m going.”

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