Recruiting

Notebook: Mo Bamba focused on 7, uniforms, Fab Five

Mohamed Bamba hasn’t officially trimmed his list, but the five-star center is reportedly focused on seven schools. According to a report by ZagsBlog, Bamba’s top seven includes Duke, Kentucky, UConn, Michigan, Syracuse, Texas and Harvard.

Bamba visited Michigan for the Wolverines’ football season opener and hosted the Wolverines for an in-home visit on September 14th according to Zagoria. He’ll host all the schools on his list, with Texas and Harvard visiting most recently on Thursday.

To this point, Michigan is the only school that has brought Bamba in for an official visit. The five-star big man was also invited to USA Basketball’s October mini camp.

Jerseys to be unveiled on September 30th

MLive’s Brendan Quinn reported that Michigan’s Jordan Brand basketball jerseys will be unveiled on September 30th.

There will be an event at 6 p.m. at the Crisler Center to unveil the men’s and women’s jerseys, followed by photo opportunities, door prizes and ‘a musical act of some sort’ according to MLive.

The only tease of the jerseys to date has been this screen grab from a promotional video released around the Jordan Brand launch.

Michigan to host Fab Five event

Michigan formally announced “The Fab 5 at 25” on Thursday, an event to discuss the Fab Five’s legacy 25 years later.

The event will take place at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 8th at Hill Auditorium.

Ray Jackson, Jimmy King and Jalen Rose will be in attendance along with LSA professor Yago Colás, University of Houston professor Billy Hawkins and journalist Kevin Blackistone.

There will be a panel discussion followed by a question and answer session.

La Lumiere Combine

Michigan head coach John Beilein made the trip down to the La Lumiere combine this week to check in on 2017 commit Jordan Poole and 2017 target Brian Bowen.

Former target, and Michigan State commitment, Jaren Jackson Jr. was one of the stars of the event according to most observers, but Poole stood out for his shooting stroke and passing ability.

“Michigan head coach John Beilein was in to see committed four-star Jordan Poole. Poole hit some shots from deep, handled the ball well and displayed his somewhat overlooked ability to function as a high-level passer,” Rivals wrote from the event. “There are more athletic wings in the country, but Poole rates high because of his skill level.”

Top-30 wing Brian Bowen also appears to be close to finally trimming his list down from 12 schools. He plans to trim to “five or six schools in the next week or so” according to Rivals.

Other notes

  • Michigan will host class of 2018 guard Eric Hunter for an unofficial visit this weekend.
  • A closer look at 2018 guard Duane Washington Jr., who visited Michigan last weekend.

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