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Cole Bajema reaffirms Michigan commitment

Four-star guard Cole Bajema announced that he still plans to attend Michigan next season.

Bajema announced the news overnight and is the first official recruiting win for Juwan Howard.

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Bajema is ranked 106th nationally and is known for his shooting stroke and versatility. He’s expected to be able to play multiple guard and wing positions in Ann Arbor.

Four-star wing Jalen Wilson remains uncommitted and plans to take official visits to North Carolina and Kansas. In the class of 2020, Zeb Jackson announced that he also plans to stick with his commitment.

Michigan only has 10 players on scholarship for 2019-20 which means that Howard has the option of adding three players to the roster. German wing Franz Wagner and Oakland grad transfer Jaevin Cumberland visited Michigan this summer and were targets for the old staff.

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  1. umhoops

    For those who haven’t seen Bajema play in a while:

  2. MaizeBlue10

    Sounds like Warde called the Bajema’s to let them know about the hire:

    Pretty good on his part. Adds more to the thought he ultimately did well on the search/transition.

  3. bobohle

    Another addition to the tremendous start of the Juwan era.

  4. rugbypike11

    From the article: “And though Cole’s workouts with Sanderson haven’t begun yet, his personal trainer back home is a friend of Sanderson’s and has helped him add 22 pounds over the past seven months.”

    It would be great if Bajema was physically ready to play next year some minutes at the 2 or the 3. I’m still hoping that Cumberland is an option to hold down SG for a year, but we would still be thin there if Brooks or DeJulius don’t take a step forward at that position.

  5. CC20

    Empty gym athleticism vs athleticism that translates to the game is very different but I have seen videos of Bajema doing between the legs dunks and other incredible stuff. He is an explosive leaper off of one leg when he has space and he has great elevation on his jump shot. If this was Beilein coaching him I would say he wouldn’t be around for 4 years. He might still not be around even without Beilein. He has a very high ceiling and I think he is a future NBA player.

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