Thursday News & Notes

Dylan Burkhardt

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Casey Prather and Trey Zeigler will be visiting Ann Arbor this weekend

Recruiting Notes


As previously mentioned, this weekend is huge not only for the football team but for Michigan basketball recruiting as well. Trey Zeigler and Casey Prather are the 2010 headliners but there are a number of underclassmen as well. For the full list, check out the updated expected visitors page. Additions include Justin Gant and Tommy McCune as well as a pair of underclassmen including 2012 point guard Ray Lee and Denzel Watts (2013, Flint CA). (Update: Added commitment Tim Hardaway Jr. as well)

Casey Prather

Rivals posted a pretty bland article ($) about Casey Prather’s visit to Clemson last weekend. Prather has consistently said the right things throughout his recruitment and seems to make sure to keep things close to the vest. The consensus from Prather was that Oliver Purnell and company “made a good impression”. This video is relevant enough to link.

Other Notes

Starting this week, coaches are allowed to make in-home visits and according to BOTB Scouting (they are rolling again), Tom Izzo made his way to the Zeigler household. Izzo also made it to see Tommy McCune, a 2011 Saginaw forward who has Michigan State high on his list but is expected in Ann Arbor this weekend.

Schedule Notes

The schedule page has been updated with time and TV information for a couple of the non-conference games. Kansas will be an early tip on ESPN and UConn is set for 4:30 PM on CBS (or 1:30). Here’s the full list of updates:

  • Nov 20th –   Houston Baptist — 7 PM
  • Dec 2nd –  Boston College — 7:30 PM — ESPN2
  • Dec 9th –  at Utah — 9PM ET (7PM MT/Local) — CBS College Sports
  • Dec 19th – at Kansas — Noon ET, (11 am CT/Local) — ESPN
  • Jan 17th –  UConn — 1:30/4:30 PM — CBS

UPDATE: The full schedule has been released.

More Bullets

  • Tom Too

    Wow…that KU game went from 7:30PM to an 11AM game on the 19th of December….

  • Was it listed as 7:30 somewhere?

  • Kevin in GR

    So, Eso gets a scholarship this year?

    It says a “one year scholarship”….

  • Yeah, Eso got a scholarship as expected. With extras this year, it makes sense to go to a walk on.

  • JB

    If Prather commits, how will that affect Zeigler’s decision? Any thoughts?
    Zeigler waiting til spring to decide is fine by me. He’s bound to witness another strong season and step forward by michigan basketball. A commitment from either one (or if we’re extremely lucky both) will make the class ’10 perfect.

  • Tom Too

    Dylan – I saw that 7:30 game time somewhere, but KU’s site has the early start too.

  • Casey Prather is in Ann Arbor. His AAU coach sent a tweet out earlier this evening that he was headed for the airport. Should be a fun weekend.

  • Tom Too

    Undoubtedly the biggest weekend in JB’s recruiting career.