- MaxPreps.com ranks Michigan’s 2011 recruiting class 15th in the nation and third in the Big Ten with Carlton Brundidge at 62, Burke at 80 and Bielfeldt at 100 – full top 100 here.
- NBE Basketball’s Ray Mernagh raved about Glenn Robinson III saying, “I did not recognize Glenn “Trey” Robinson when compared to the skinny kid I watched last summer …. A superb athlete already, Michigan is getting one helluva basketball player in Big Dog’s kid.” Click through for much more.
- The question for 2013 prospects has stretched well into Illinois as Michigan was in to watch three Illinois kids this week: Jalen James (tweet), Malcolm Hill Jr. (Rivals $) and David Cohn (tweet). We’ll be working to watch all of these kids on the AAU circuit this summer.
- John Beilein was also out watching the usual suspects in Indiana, including Gary Harris and Zak Irvin. Indiana, Kansas State and Tennessee were among the other schools at that workout. He also stopped by Park Tudor to watch 2014 prospect Trevon Bluiett as well.
- Stephen Bell notes a few breakout performers from the Grand Rapids Storm Classic, a group which includes 2013 guards Denzel Watts and Lorenzo Bonam.
- Chris Jenkins starred at the Grand Rapids Storm Classic. The 2012 long swing man led the REACH Legends 17U team to the championship and was helped out by Sherron Dorsey-Walker who added 35 points in the finals.
- 2013 wing Steven Haney exploded for over 40 points on Saturday at the Grand Rapids Storm Classic before heading back to school to work out in front of several schools which reportedly included Michigan.
- City League Hoops put together a nice spring highlight mix of 2012 big man Mitch McGary.
- A couple relevant AAU tournaments this weekend include the King James Classic in Akron, which will feature several Michigan teams including the Mustangs, Team Detroit, Detroit Stars and ACB Hoops. There’s also the Spring Showdown in Merillvile which Joe Eberhardt previews from an Indiana perspective here and Chicago Hoops breaks at with a more national scope. We plan to have coverage from both venues.