- Michigan’s freshmen are on campus and posed for the now annual welcome shot. Classes and summer workouts are underway with the first practice scheduled for today.
- Nojel Eastern is expected on campus today, according to a report by Andrew Slater. The class of 2017 top-100 guard is expected to be next in line for a scholarship offer as the Wolverines look for someone to fill out their backcourt alongside ’17 commit Jordan Poole. Michigan head coach John Beilein has been in direct contact with Eastern, a sign of just how sincere the Wolverines’ interest appears to be.
- Several Michigan players are expected to play in the Moneyball Pro-Am this summer including Derrick Walton, Zak Irvin, Moritz Wagner, Duncan Robinson and Mark Donnal. Action starts tonight at Aim High and runs through August 4th for those of you around the Lansing area that want to catch some Wolverines (and Spartans) in action. Find the full rosters and schedule here.
- Trey Burke’s days in Utah appear to be numbered after the Jazz traded for George Hill. Today, ESPN’s Marc Stein reported that Burke is on the trading block. Burke averaged 10.6 points per game off the bench last season for the Jazz and had slipped out of the rotation down the stretch and a fresh start could be best for everyone involved.
- Class of 2018 forward Thomas Kithier is expected to visit Michigan tomorrow, per Sam Webb. Kithier played well at Michigan and Michigan State’s team camp over the last two weeks and was offered by the Spartans.
- Keep track of recent and upcoming recruiting visits in this wiki on our message board.
- Kentucky transfer Charles Matthews is enrolled at Michigan and with the Wolverines, but he hasn’t given many interviews. This column in the Chicago Tribune is the first I’ve seen Matthews comment on his move to Michigan:”I can play off the ball, but I prefer to have the ball in my hands,” Matthews said. “I know I can score and handle the ball at this level. I need to get my confidence back. I lost my swagger. But I’m going to get it back.”
- Class of 2017 wing Kimani Lawrence is one to track throughout July. He listed the Wolverines in a recent interview and mentioned working on setting up a visit.
Michigan will host a pair of visitors this week as former All-American Trey Burke finds himself on the trading block.