Recruiting

Notebook: Michigan coaches hit recruiting trail

Michigan coaches have been on the road this week as the July recruiting period is in full swing. Here are some notes from across the country on various Michigan targets.

Michigan coaches have been on the road this week as the July recruiting period is in full swing.

The Wolverines have been spotted making Cassius Winston (link) and Kevin Huerter (link) priorities with multiple coaches, including John Beilein, at both prospects games.

Michigan coaches have also been following the Michigan Mustangs 17U and 16U teams featuring 2016 commitment Austin Davis, 2017 star Brian Bowen, 2016 point guard target Justin Turner and 2017 forward Xavier Tillman. Other targets that have caught Michigan’s eye include Karmari Newman (link) and Trae Young (link).

Early notes from Nike Peach Jam

Cassius Winston is still coming off an injury and appears to be a bit rusty at Peach Jam. He’s averaging nine points per game, but is just 5 of 20 from the floor with 16 assists. The Family is 1-1 through two games at the event.

Kevin Huerter has also gotten off to a slow start. Huerter is 4 of 16 from the floor through two games with 9 points and seven assists in a pair of losses.

Vermont Academy guard Bruce Brown is averaging 22 points per game through his first two contest. He’s 8 of 18 from three-point range and is also averaging 7.5 rebounds and three assists per game in a pair of wins.

Michigan watching other point guard options

Michigan continues to expand its arsenal of backup point guard targets and spent time watching King James point guard Xavier Simpson and Wisconsin native Te’Jon Lucas.

Xavier Simpson is a top-100 point guard from Lima, OH with major interest from Xavier, Purdue, Michigan State and Illinois among others. Simpson had 24 points and eight assists in a 94-90 win over California Supreme and another Michigan point guard target, Devearl Ramsey, in front of John Beilein. ramsey had 17 points and nine assists in the loss.

According to a report by Evan Flood, the Wolverines watched Lucas on Wednesday and Thursday in Milwaukee. He has interest from schools like Wisconsin, Marquette, Wake Forest, Indiana, Northern Iowa, Drake, Northern Illinois and Northeastern.

Tyus Battle skips Peach Jam, swaps AAU teams

Tyus Battle is on the move again… this time to another AAU team. The Michigan decommitment won’t be playing with Team Final this week at the Nike Peach Jam, instead he’ll play with New Heights next week at the Under Armour Finals.

This will be Battle’s third AAU team in three years after stints with Team Final and Team Scan on the Nike EYBL Circuit. Battle will also be transferring to a new high school this fall. NJ.com outlined the chaotic last several weeks of Battle’s recruitment.

Other notes

  • Quentin Goodin had 28 points in 28 minutes in a loss to NY Rens. He knocked down 4 of 7 triples.

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