Carlton Brundidge (2011)
It was a solid weekend for the Michigan commitment. Brundidge led The Family to the quarterfinals of the Hoop City Classic in Kansas City.
Bankhoops’ Stephen Bell had the opportunity to watch CB in action and passed along this report:
Carlton Brundidge’s Family 17U team was knocked out in the quarterfinals of the Hoop City Classic’s top 20 division, though through no fault of the 6-foot-1 Southfield power guard. His sometimes maligned outside shot looked fine, and Brundidge made half his three-point attempts in the loss to Wisconsin Playground Elite. Also per the norm, Carlton put on some points at the line. Brundidge is also a formidable offensive rebounder,but that trait won’t do much for a guard at the college level and event at this age, playing elite travel ball instead of high school competition, he was burned the other way a couple times for layups. In sum, it was a typical Brundidge performance, as his strength, aggressiveness and scoring knack make him dangerous against any guard in the country.
Matt Costello (2012)
Costello wasn’t quite as efficient as he was during the first evaluation period but the crowd following him made it clear that he has nothing to worry about. Rivals’ Brian Snow:
It was a rough start for Costello, who had a whole host of coaches looking on. The power forward wasn’t finishing well inside and never got free on the perimeter, but as the game went on Costello continued to get better. He began scoring through contact and corralling rebounds. Costello didn’t really get free from three to shoot it, but he contributed in other ways and showed why his stock is really going up.
Matt Costello added a Notre Dame offer but there has been a lot of buzz about Michigan State making a move in his recruitment. Costello addresses some of these new developments in a video interview on GBW ($).
Gary Harris (2012)
Harris struggled in one game in Orlando, fouling out on a multitude of questionable offensive foul calls, but his talent is obvious. Rivals’ Brian Snow reported thatassistant coaches from Butler, Xavier, Ohio State, Michigan, Michigan State, Indiana, and Illinois were in attendance to watch Harris play.
Detroit 2012s: Chris Jenkins and Sherron Dorsey-Walker
Detroit Jesuit wing forward Chris Jenkins played well for REACH in Vegas, scoring 20 points versus Indiana Elite. Rivals’ Jerry Meyer reports that Jenkins is garnering heavy Michigan interest:
Michigan and Detroit are recruiting him the hardest while he is also hearing from Michigan State, Indiana, Providence and USC.
Another 2012 player of note on the REACH Legends. Dorsey-Walker is a guard with great length that is drawing Michigan interest:
Central Michigan has offered and Michigan is showing significant interest. He is also hearing from Michigan State, Indiana, Detroit, Baylor, Western Michigan, Oakland and Xavier.
- LaDontae Henton is leaning toward Dayton. Henton is the type of player that doesn’t have the size to be a high major prospect but has the potential to be extremely productive at a place like Dayton. Buckets flat out produces.
- Yogi Ferrell tweeted about the possibility of playing with Austin Etherington (IU commit) and Cody Zeller in the future. (It appears that he deleted the tweet.)
- TJ Kelley, of Inside Prep Sports, published a report from Orlando on GoBlueWolverine ($). Kelley notes that Beilein was on hand to watch Harris, Costello, Lee, Glenn Robinson III, and others.
- Beilein was also on hand in Vegas. One report has him watching Team Detroit (Percy Gibson, Javontae Hawkins, Leo Edwards, Monte Morris, etc) in Vegas.
- Stephen Bell also passed along word that Sean Sheldon, Austin Burgett, Dontel Highsmith, and Anton Wilson all looked very good in Kansas City as well. Bell’s admittedly biased (he coaches Sheldon) opinion is that while they are similar players, he likes Sheldon’s game and toughness more than Burgett.
- Kevin Pangos has rarely played on the AAU circuit but reportedly played well in Vegas. Michigan, Gonzaga, Cincy, Stanford, Colorado were all on hand to watch the Canadian point guard.
- Dana O’Neil interviewed a number of college coaches in a piece on AAU basketball and the mess that is hoops recruiting.
- Aaron Thomas had a big week but he’s no longer listing Michigan (or Indiana).