Vegas: Franklin, Brown, Cohen and Others

Dylan Burkhardt
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Some conflicting information on wing forward Roger Franklin. This article lists Michigan in his top 6 while this one doesn’t. By all accounts Franklin has consistently scored the ball very well, including 33 in one game. Here is what ESPN had to say on Roger’s play this week:

Franklin is a blue-collar 3-man who can score in a variety of ways. He is at his best when slashing to the basket and utilizing his upper-body strength. He also has a solid turnaround jump shot he gets nice lift on. His frame appears to be maxed out, but he is the quintessential glue-type for the next level.

Rivals also mentions that Franklin’s teammate, point guard Vertrail Vaughn who lists Michigan as well:

He scored 18 points while also distributing the ball off his slashing drives. With an offer from Colorado, Vaughn also listed George Mason, Virginia, Michigan, San Diego, Colorado State, Oklahoma and Iowa. Vaughn considers George Mason and Virginia his top schools.

Team Texas (Franklin and Vaughn) is playing in the Main Event (same as Jordan Morgan and King James) so keep an eye here for scores and streaming video.

Andy Brown has cut his list down to 5 schools and there is no Michigan on the list so you can cross him out:

Arizona (offer), San Diego (offer), Utah (offer), Stanford and Cal will be the schools under final consideration. He said he will unofficially visit Arizona, Stanford and perhaps Cal next month. Brown said he has already been to San Diego and Utah.

ESPN on big man Jake Cohen:

Cohen has decent footwork and post moves when he gets the ball on the block. He will have to improve his strength and add muscle to his frame in order to better hold his position on the block for scoring and rebounding. Added strength will help him develop into a better finisher in the paint. He really excels as a face-up, pick-and-pop player, and he has range on his jumper that extends out to 3-point land. While he isn’t an explosive athlete, Cohen plays hard and will run the floor hard.

Here is someone who hasn’t got much play nationally or even from the instate high majors, Doug Anderson from Kalamazoo Central. Anderson played with Corey Person and is a big athletic forward. Here is what ESPN had to say:

Anderson has a very good build and strength, which he uses to impact the game. He has incredible leaping ability and finishes above the rim on a consistent basis. His hops and strength allow Anderson to play more as a power forward, but he can hit the jumper in the 15-foot range, though he has a tendency to jump too high on the shot and release it on the way down. He will have to add range and consistency to his jumper and improve his handle to play on the perimeter in college.

Note on Anderson: I don’t know that Michigan is recruiting him or not, just was suprised to see a local kid on ESPN that hasn’t got much play.

As expected Glen Rice Jr. committed to Georgia Tech today.

  • FL Wolve

    Is UM seriously looking at Doug Anderson or is he just a local kid playing well in Vegas? I’ve read quite a bit on him because of all of the Corey Person articles but Anderson always seemed to put up better numbers. The only problem with him though is that I thought he couldn’t shoot. I thought he was basically a 6’5 PF with post skills.

    What are you hearing about Eso Akunne? Is JB taking a look at him?

  • Dylan

    don’t know that we are looking at him just suprised to see his name on espn.

  • Bluebufoon

    Jake Cohen sounds like Beilein’s kind of guy and a solid compliment to both Ben Cronin and Jordan Morgan– does U-M want another PF/C or do they need more of a 3/4 type player ?

  • Brick

    I think we can see one of the reasons Andy Brown fell off the radar. That’s a pretty west coast centric list he has.

  • And something about some big tall German…

  • Brick

    Tall yes. Big? He looked like he weighed about 180.

    I still think there were more reasons than the Benzing commit because you can never have too many 6’8″+ guys who can shoot on a college team.

  • JC15

    BEILINE TOLD COHEN THEY ARE NOT OFFERING, BECAUSE THEY ARE GOING IN THE DIRECTION OF ANOTHER WING PLAYER… AS FOR THE GERMAN, THE RUMOR IS THAT HE DID/WILL NOT QUALIFY ACADEMICALLY.

  • Thanks JC15.

    Benzing did not qualify that’s correct.

  • JC15

    BEILINE TOLD COHEN THEY ARE NOT OFFERING, BECAUSE THEY ARE GOING IN THE DIRECTION OF ANOTHER WING PLAYER… AS FOR THE GERMAN, THE RUMOR IS THAT HE DID/WILL NOT QUALIFY ACADEMICALLY.