Here’s the latest update on Michigan basketball recruiting commitments and targets. Both of Michigan’s commitments, Hardaway and Smotrycz, have seen their high school seasons come to a close. However, that hasn’t kept John Beilein off the recruiting trail, the Michigan head coach recently checked out a pair of Indiana sophomores.
Note: This is not intended to be a complete list of players that Michigan is recruiting. Only players with published stats are listed.
Evan Smotrycz (Commit) – PF/SF
Dylan introduced Crider last week and the 6-foot-6 junior is one of the first wing players that Michigan has offered in the class of 2011. Crider’s team beat Belmont 78-41. Crider didn’t practice all week before a Wayne win over Xenia but he managed to play and almost got a triple double with 12 points, 12 rebounds, and nine assists.
Wayne (20-2) will face St. Xavier in the district final, this Saturday (7pm) at UD Arena. That is as long as the games aren’t forfeited pending an investigation into the eligibility of two transfers on Wayne’s roster.
Crider was also named to the Ohio SW District second team.
Justin Gant – PF
Gant’s Terre Haute North squad beat Plainfield on the 2nd. Gant racked up 18 points and eight rebounds in the victory. Unfortunately, Terre Haute was stunned in its opening semifinal game to Martinsville and were eliminated from sectionals early. Gant had seven points, 14 rebounds, three steals and three blocked shots in the loss.
Marshall Plumlee – PF/C
A nice feature on Christ school’s run of good teams in which the Plumlee family is featured prominently. Plumlee went on a serious recruiting road trip last week during his spring break. The big man visited Michigan for the Minnesota game but also made trips to Virginia, Wisconsin and Duke.
Dwaun Anderson – Wing
Suttons Bay recently topped Buckley to finish off its regular season. Anderson scored 18 points in the win.
Spencer Turner – SG
Gary Harris – Combo Guard
John Beilein made the trip down to Indiana last week to check out a pair of Indiana sophomores – Gary Harris and AJ Hammons. Peegs has some recent video ($) of Harris.
Xavier was the first school to offer Harris and the sophomore recently made an unofficial to East Lansing to see Michigan State’s blowout win over Michigan.
AJ Hammons – Center
The second Indiana sophomore that Beilein was in to see was AJ Hammons. The 6-foot-11 250 pounds center is one of the top sophomore big men in the country. Hammons is ranked 12th in ESPN’s Terrific 25 list of prospects in the class of 2012.
Most recently, Powers snuck buy Goodrich in a thrilling district win. Powers will take on Flint Southwestern on Wednesday at 6pm in the district semis. Here’s video from their 2 point win over Goodrich (Hawkins wears #0):
|Powers Catholic at Goodrich basketball showdown|
Dunham is leading Pendleton Heights with almost 18 points per game and he’s shooting 42 percent from 3-point range. Most recently, the Arabians beat Highland behind Dunham’s 17 points (the article includes a video, so check it out). Unfortunately, Pendleton Heights lost its next game against Muncie Central. Dunham had just seven points on 3-13 shooting.
Kevin “Yogi” Ferrell – Point Guard
Ferrell continues to impress. He scored a game-high 23 points in a win against Washington on the 2nd, including a stretch where he scored 13 of his team’s 16 points. The sophomore followed that performance with a 32-point explosion in a victory over Cardinal Ritter on the 5th. As if that wasn’t enough, just last night he poured in 27 to lead his team past Heritage Christian.