Recruiting Roundup (1-6-09)

Dylan Burkhardt


Matt VogrichMatt VogrichVogrich led Lake Forest to a third place finish at the State Farm Holiday Classic. Matt was held to 15 points and no three pointers in a 48-38 loss to tournament champion Normal Community. In the third place game Matt poured in 23 points including 4 triples in the 73-67 win over Chicago DeLaSalle. Vogrich was named to the all tournament team for his performance.

Darius Morris

Since the last update, Darius Morris’ team split a pair of games at the Torrey Pines Classic and also dropped a game to state power Leuzinger at the Pangos Dream Classic. Against Newark Memorial in a 58-39 win Morris had 8 field goals and 5 free throws for a game high 23 points. In the fifth place game at Torrey Pines Windward fell to Rocklin 77-66, Morris had 10 points in the loss. UCLA bound big man had Brendan Lane had 25 points for Rocklin.

I posted video from the Pangos Dream classic here. Windward lost to Leuzinger 59-49 but Leuzinger is a solid team who only lost to Westchester (favorites to win states) by 4 points. Morris had 16 points in the loss.

Blake McLimans

Worcester has been out of action over the Holidays, they resume play on 1/10/09.

Jordan Morgan

U-D Jesuit is back in action 1/9/09.

’09 Recruits

DaShonte Riley

I stick my stance that DaShonte won’t end up in Ann Arbor but he plans to visit Marquette this weekend.

’10 Recruits

Will Regan

Regan’s Nichols School rolled through the NHSCA High School Basketball Festival with a 3-0 record.  I wrote in last week’s report that Regan had 19-10-6 in the opening win against Poly Tech.

In the next win, 62-57 (OT) over Gwynn Park, Regan had 18 points and 18 rebounds. Regan also sparked a late comeback with a three pointer with 38 seconds left. Nichols rallied from 8 down with 47 seconds left to send the game into OT before pulling away. The Terrapin Times (Rivals $) were in attendance and got a look at Will Regan. In their final game at the NHSCA Nichols got a win over 44-35 over Oxon, MD in their last contest.

In a 64-51 win over St Joe’s, Regan posted 20 points and 16 rebounds.

Alex Dragicevich

Dragicevich had 29 points (3-10 3pt), 4 rebounds, and 4 assists in Glenbrook North’s 65-51 loss to Homewood-Flossmoor.

Tim Hardaway Jr.

Palmetto lost by 2 points (44-46) to Leonard. has an update ($) on Hardaway Jr’s recruitment and fast start.

Cameron Ayers

Germantown went 3-1 last week with wins over Lower Merion (74-71) and Malvern Prep (51-44) and a loss to Norristown (64-54). Ayers had 15 against Lower Merion and followed it up with a balanced effort against Malvern with 13 points, six rebounds, four assists and four steals. Cameron had 18 points and 2 triples in the loss to Norristown.

Allen Payne

Winton Woods beat Southern (60 – 42) but lost to Mason Co Fl (54-60) at the Daytona Sunshine Classic.  Payne had 11 points, 11 boards, 3 assists, and 3 steals against Mason.

Returning to Ohio, Winton Woods lost at Milford in overtime (72-66) but Payne had 29 points, 14 boards, 2 assists, 1 steal, and 3 blocks.

Casey Prather

Prather is a newer target on Michigan’s radar who talked about Michigan in a recent update ($). Prather made a recent visit to UVa and talks about his experience here ($). There is no mention of Michigan in the article but there are tons of schools mentioned and he hasn’t really narrowed down his list.

Prather’s team was not in action over the Holidays but he is worth keeping an eye on and is a big time talent.

Trey Zeigler

Mt. Pleasant was out of action over the Holidays, they get back to it tonight @ Midland.

Moses Morgan

Back in action on Wednesday versus Arbor View.

Other Notes

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  • WTHef?

    Great job getting info on all those guys. I feel like the ’10 target list is growing.

    Darius had two other games to open up the MaxPreps Classic at Torrey Pines. They won their opener over Bellarmine Prep (San Jose, CA) 54-50 and Darius had 22 points off of 8 FGs (1 from 3pt) and 5-7 shooting from the line. They then lost to Bellevue (Bellevue, WA) 57-48 with Darius putting up 18 on 7 FGs (2 from 3pt) and 2-6 shooting from the line. MaxPreps has highlights (sadly without my shaky camera work) of the Bellevue game here:,basketball&schoolid=441575b9-4e6f-44b5-a855-91e7c7c615bf&urpath=,local,team

  • Yup, I posted that link last week I believe. But thanks for passing it around.

  • Ken in Vegas

    I really want Regan and Zeigler. Tim Hardaway Jr. would be cool too, simply because of the name recognition and ceiling. Regardless, I feel like we will find hidden gems out of nowhere even if these guys commit somewhere else. Its nice to feel like your in good hands with Beilein.

  • WTHef?

    My bad – forgot you had those games in last week’s Recruiting Roundup

  • joel

    we should cut loose jordan morgan and get dashonte riley. i mean how many fights has morgan been in on the court? is that what we need, a head case? i think not, plus riley is bigger than him and fills a need for a big man

  • gpsimms

    has morgan had more problems besides that one two-tech game? he sounded very level-headed and intelligent in his blogs last spring…i hope he gets his head on right.

  • Michigan isn’t going to, and can’t cut Jordan Morgan loose. And even if they could it wouldn’t be for DaShonte Riley.

  • Ky Fox

    I think we could use a little toughness/swagger on this team(without the tech’s obviously)…especially in the paint. I think once Jmo gets under JB’s wing he will channel that agression into a positive outcome. After all I cant imagine JB showing interest if he had the potential to disrupt chemistry…and I would bet that thats why JB wanted him is for that very reason of toughness, and swagger. We could really use a Rodman(without the sexchange, drag queenness, endless body piercing)type player on this team, especially when teams like MSU, and Uconn come calling.

  • a2matt

    Riley and DCD play preffered walk on Eso AKunne and Gabriel RIchard at Richard this Friday.

    And Morgan has not had any issues since his first game, where one of the techs was rally iffy.

  • Kevin

    Is Michigan looking at 2010(?) guard Josh Herback from Gabriel Richard?

  • jim