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2012 recruit Khaliq Spicer is an athletic 6-9 forward out of Robichaud High School. He played for the Mustangs 16U over the summer and impressed on the AAU circuit. He’s a player who can go both inside and out, though he was focused on the post when I watched him. Here’s what I thought this summer after watching him play at the adidas Invitational:
He has soft hands and a very thin frame, but rebounds surprisingly well and scores inside. He has a decent jumper and runs the floor really well. Also, he has legitimate ups. Very good athlete.
He has soft hands and goes after rebounds despite being rail-thin. He is one of many 2012 big men that Michigan continues to evaluate and he continues to draw interest from a number of other schools. Here’s what he had to say when I spoke with him last night:
Describe your game. I’m a post player, I score inside. I like to get rebounds and I block shots.
How did AAU season go? It went real well.
What schools are showing interest in you? University of Dayton, Xavier, Georgia, Miami (FL), Michigan, Butler. There are some more but those are the bigger ones.
Any early offers? I have offers from the University of Dayton, University of Detroit, Central Michigan, St. Bonaventure and that’s it.
Have you been talking to any of the Michigan coaches? Yeah, coach Bacari. I think he’s real good, I like how he coaches. I went to U of M team camp and it was really cool.
Where does Michigan rank among the schools who are interested in you? Near the top, but I don’t have a number one school yet. So, they’re definitely one of the top schools.
What do you like about Michigan? I like the coaches. Coach Beilein, Bacari, they’re cool.
Any timeframe for commitment? I’d say by the middle of my senior year, if I can.
Anything you’re focused on improving about your game right now? Yes. My shot and my ballhandling.
Is there any player people compare you to? Not that I know of, but if they did they’d probably compare me to Matt Costello.
What ultimately goes into your decision? The academics, will I be able to learn in that environment. Good team, good coaches, and that sums it all up.