It’s been a long time since our last recruiting roundup so we put together a compilation of updates and videos on several notable Michigan basketball recruiting targets over the past month.
Derryck Thornton off to hot start
Derryck Thornton is averaging 21.0 points, seven assists, four rebounds and three steals per game for Findlay Prep through six games this season. Thornton recently trimmed his list to ten and Michigan remains in the top group along with Duke, Kentucky and others. Here’s footage of Thornton in action during early season play.
Seth Towns updates recruitment
Seth Towns recently added an offer from Ohio State – not only the hometown school, but a school that Towns grew up rooting for – but not much has changed with his recruitment. The 6-foot-8 scorer has been steady to reiterate that he’s his own person and he’s going to make his own decision. Towns told Cleveland.com that he’s not leaning anywhere and that Michigan is still in constant contact. Read the feature here or watch this video interview.
TJ Leaf picks Arizona
There had been discussion that TJ Leaf wanted to decide in the spring and was planning a February official visit to Ann Arbor. But that all changed after Leaf’s visit to Arizona. The visit caused Leaf to accelerate his timeframe and he eventually committed to Arizona on November 19th. Leaf would have been a prototypical fit for the four position in Michigan’s offense, but the Wolverines still have a number of targets on the board for 2016.
Josh Langford filling stat sheet
Josh Langford has started his junior season quickly. He’s already has put together two monster performances including 39 points in an 80-76 overtime win over J.O. Johnson including the final eight points on the game.
But Langford scored the final eight points of the game, including a go-ahead three-point play with 14 seconds left.
“It was just heart,” Langford said. “We knew it was going to be a tough game. We knew we had to outwork Johnson and we did that.”
He also racked up a 30 point, 15 rebound, 8 assist, 3 block and 3 steal performance in a 76-73 loss to Douglas County at Holiday Hoopsgiving. Langford visited Michigan and Michigan State in August and has also taken recent visits to Florida, Vanderbilt and Auburn this fall.
Miles Bridges plans to visit
Miles Bridges plans to take a trip to Michigan over Christmas break, according to a report from ZagsBlog. Bridges reports that he’s being recruited the hardest by Michigan State, Iowa State and UConn, but Michigan has made a recent push in his recruitment. The 6-foot-6 forward recently took an unofficial visit to Kentucky, where he received an offer. Bridges is planning a follow up official visit to Lexington.
Michigan among five recruiting Goodin the hardest
Devearl Ramsey drawing new interest
Devearl Ramsey was expected to take an unofficial visit to Michigan this summer before plans fell through due to an ankle injury. According to a recent interview at Rivals, Ramsey is receiving new interest from across the country. Ramsey also stressed the importance of playing in an uptempo offense in the interview.
Of late, Ramsey said he’s had the most contact with N.C. State, USC,UCLA and Washington, but also has schools such as California, Auburn,Florida State, Michigan, Ohio State and Louisville involved in his recruitment.