The latest on Michigan basketball commitments and recruiting targets from across the country including news, scouting tidbits, video highlights and more.
Doyle is averaging 25 points and nine rebounds per game in his senior season. His last five performances have been 35 points, 17 points, 24 points, 27 points and 30 points.
Capital Christian is 21-3 on the season and Wilson is averaging 13 points and five rebounds per game. He had 21 points in a 72-63 win over Mesa Verde and 21 points in an 89-52 win over Lindhurst last week.
Chatman scored 20 points and grabbed 13 rebounds in a recent loss to Issaquah, but his Columbia Christian team is widely considered to be the state title favorites.
Hatch knocked down another triple and is 2-of-2 on the season.
Coleman visited Notre Dame on Saturday with his family. Coleman had 24 points in a recent 65-57 La Lumiere win.
Brunson drew a big crowd on Friday night. Tom Izzo was watching him, Illinois brought its entire staff and Indiana also checked in on the Chicagoland point guard. Here’s footage of Brunson dropping 39 points.
Joe Henrickson writes that while Illinois was once out of the running, they made a statement on Friday.
When it comes to Jalen Brunson’s recruitment, Illinois made a statement Friday night with head coach John Groce and all three of his assistants making the trek to Lincolnshire to take in Stevenson’s showdown with Zion-Benton. While it’s true the door was previously shut, a college coaching staff isn’t going to make that type of play in the middle of its season unless, A) the recruit is an extremely high priority, and B) in this case, the door has been slightly pushed back open again.
This much we know: the dialogue and communication between Illinois and Brunson has been re-established, which is a far cry from where this recruitment was a few weeks ago. Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo and an assistant were on hand for Brunson’s game, along with an assistant from Indiana. Michigan has been deeply entrenched and Kansas heavily involved with the junior star.
Kennard scored 41 points in a win over Bellbrook. Watch footage of the victory below:
Davis plans to visit Michigan for a game soon.
Saginaw Arthur Hill coach Greg McMath is keeping tabs on Davis’ recruitment so Eric can focus on basketball. “Michigan State, Illinois, Kansas and NC State have offered.” McMath said. “Michigan, Missouri, Duke Florida and Syracuse are all showing interest.” Davis has been to a few college games this winter on unofficial visits but is not planning too many more. “I know I am going to go to a Michigan game.” Eric said. “Other than that I was at the Michigan State vs. Ohio State game and that was real cool, but mostly I am focused on my high school season.”
Davis had 23 points in a 73-52 win over Bay City Western on Friday night.
Michigan continues to pursue class of 2015 combo forward Evan Boudreaux. The 6-foot-8 Lake Forest native is averaging 24 points and 14 rebounds per game. Here’s an extended highlight video of Boudreaux’s season to date.
Michigan has been keeping in steady contact with Boudreaux and plans to watch one of his games soon.
McQuaid had 18 points in a 57-53 win over the No. 3 team in Texas, South Grand Prairie. We profiled McQuaid’s growing Michigan interest here.
Ellenson visited Northwestern and Wisconsin over the weekend. Ellenson had 16 points in a 19 point win on Tuesday and recently racked up a career high 39 points and 21 rebounds in a 90-70 win over Big Rivers.
Bragg is still hearing from Michigan and the Wolverines have been making a push. Bragg is currently sidelined with a broken toe.
Dozier suffered a torn ACL before the season started, but his recruitment is still hot. North Carolina, Kansas, Ohio State, Clemson, South Carolina, Michigan and Indiana continue to be some of the primary schools involved with the five-star.
Derryck Thornton Jr.
Derryck Thornton Jr., one of Michigan’s top point guard targets, has played well with Findlay Prep this season. Watch footage in the embedded media player below.
Winston had 17 points in a 63-58 upset loss to De La Salle. Here are some winter highlights of Winston in action.