Recruiting Roundup (7-26-2010)

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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.

More Notes

  • In Kansas City, Lavall Jordan was at ACB/Bank Hoops quarterfinal win over big, athletic Oklahoma Wizards, in which Sheldon and Highsmith were playing lights out, then was back for 17U gold bracket championship game … where we got smashed by Kansas Select, which looks like a MVC team already (all five starters had a dunk). But considering their best player has already graduated and Sheldon and Highsmith have two and three years of high school ball left, no shame in that.

    Dontel is a top 10 overall kid in Michigan for 2013. Don’t know if Jordan noticed he was always wearing a U-M cap between games, but Tai Streets was pleased to see it.

  • FLWolve

    Sbell, how serious a target is Sheldon for UM? If Costello heads elsewhere, could he move up into a serious target? How would you describe his game? Thanks

  • Best way to describe him is a Costello work in progress. The same kind of player — high-energy, skilled, mobile, good with the ball, inside/outside scorer — just a little bit behind Matt. Will he catch him, or come close, is the thing. Didn’t really have monster AAU games like Matt had earlier, since he’s always playing up on 17s like Costello is now. Have seen Sheldon out-produce head-to-head guys like Austin Burgett, 6-8 twins from Oklahoma who I don’t know but were big-time athletes, Jordan Hare, even last year as a 15-year-old held his own agaisnt 2010s going to Purdue, /Donnie Hale and Travis Carroll. Has mid-major offers, and schools like U-M, IU, BC, Dayton, MSU, Utah are curious. I know Bacari liked him at U-M’s elite camp.

  • Brian W

    Any word on how Denzel Valentine did in the recent games? Just curious because of “offer” talk last week.

    D.J. Balentine hit five thee-pointers in a win for the Eric Gordon Central Stars…

    http://basketballrecruiting.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1106360

  • I don’t like this talk of MSU gaining ground on Costello. Beilein cannot let Izzo steal Costello.

    Coach Beilein has been in the mix and continues to be in the mix on very good players, but needs to get Costello to Michigan. By getting Costello it will help him land other recruits.

  • KRN

    It looks like Denzel Valentine got his Michigan offer today.

    http://twitter.com/scoopIPS/status/19600367494

    Also reporting it on Scout.

  • KRN

    Whoops, looks like Dylan was way ahead of me there.

  • close inside always looking in

    LEO EDWARDS STOOD HIS GROUND PLAYING UP WITH THE 16s FROM TEAM DETROIT BEING 6’8 AT THE AGE OF 14. GOING TO THE SWEET 16 WITH A 5-1 RECORD. HE DOMINATED EVERY GAME HE PLAYED AND HAD ALL THE PLAYERS AND SCOUTS IN AMAZEMENT WITH HIS TALENT.