Cutting Down Nets posted a great feature story on 2011 wing guard Brandan Kearney. Kearney essentially guarantees that Michigan and Michigan State will be in his final three or four schools but it appears his list is growing a bit at this point:
Brandan informed that it will be his family helping him make his college decision, which he does not have a timetable for yet. However, he is putting together a school list. “I’ve played well this summer and I knew I had to pick it up. I’ve gotten offers from; Michigan, Michigan State and Ohio State.” Dad pointed out that the rest of the school lists appears as, “Syracuse, Tennessee, Florida, Kentucky, Oklahoma, Notre Dame, Miami, and Indiana.” Brandan has already visited Michigan, a visit that went well and plans on taking one to Florida and perhaps Kentucky for now.
There are some nice quotes in the article about Kearney’s goals and what he is trying to add to his game, it’s definitely worth a read.
Carlton Brundidge told NBE Basketball that his top 5 schools include Michigan, Michigan State, Miami, Iowa and Syracuse. Carlton added that he would like to visit Miami, Iowa, and Syracuse this summer. Here is NBE’s scouting report on the scoring guard:
A well-built, strong-bodied guard, Brundidge is an excellent penetrator who can really get to the basket. Furthermore, Brundidge has deep range and will shoot from three consistently. He can penetrate to the rim and dish it off to teammates for open shots. Brundidge is quick with the ball and shields it well when driving. Defensively, he picks up steals and plays passing lanes well.
There has been lots of talk about Jonathan Alredge’s reported scholarship offer that I linked to on Friday. NBE reported the offer but at this point I would assume that no offer has been made.
As we have learned over the last few years, John Beilein does not hand out many scholarship offers and it doesn’t make much sense for someone to come onto the radar out of nowhere and already have an offer. The situation could get confused in any number of ways, perhaps Arledge was referring to the fact that Michigan wants to get him on campus or maybe just the fact that there is some sort of mutual interest.
The priorities are very clear at this point for the 2010 class and the chances that Michigan offers other players before the players at the top of the board decide are very low.
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Premium but video of Spencer Turner, Cody Zeller, and Marshall Plumlee
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