Carlton Brundidge Signs LOI

Dylan Burkhardt

The wait is over, Carlton Brundidge is officially a Michigan Wolverine. Brundidge faxed his letter of intent to the Michigan basketball offices this morning, making his commitment official. Here’s Brundidge’s statement on his signing and explanation of the delay (per Detroit Free Press):

“It means a lot,” Brundidge told the Free Press. “My sister went to the school, and I like going to a program that’s improving. I want to build up Michigan. I want to be the person who helps build it up.”

He said when his father got home during the weekend, they discussed the letter, made certain it was the right decision and moved forward.

“He said, ‘Carlton, are you ready to do this?’ I said, ‘Yeah, I was waiting for you,’” Brundidge recalled.

Here’s John Beilein’s statement on Carlton:

“Carlton is a physically strong, attacking combo guard that will add toughness and offensive punch to our lineup,” said Beilein. “He is a leader and a winner that loves to compete. We love the fact that we have added another outstanding in-state player to our program, and value the loyalty Carlton has demonstrated throughout his recruiting process. We are thrilled with his decision to become a Michigan Wolverine.”

In other news, Detroit Country Day big man Amir Williams has narrowed his list to Florida and Ohio State and will announce his college decision Wednesday afternoon. Michigan will very likely continue to evaluate prospects in the class of 2011 but, unless something very intriguing comes up, they will likely bank the one remaining scholarship for the class of 2012. (Scholarship Breakdown)

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  • Kdp

    Really excited to see him and Trey come in next season. If Amir is gone which obviously is the case, I’d bank the ship and be able to bring in 2 guys in the next class of 2012. A lot of wings are still on the radar in that class. Also, I love his attitude for the game!!! Plus, I know Manny said something similiar about “building UM back up” and wanting to be that guy, just hope these 2 guards can do it, MORE then what Manny did
    BUT…thats for a whole other recruiting thread, this is for Carlton, congrats and Go Blue

  • AG2

    FWIW, Manny took Michigan to its first legit NCAA Tournament berth in a long time. When Michigan blew a 12 pt lead vs. Clemson Manny took it to the rim and got the and 1 that put them back up 2 scores.

    • Bill


  • Bill

    Carlton signing is great he isn’t the tallest but very solid which will really help him. Can’t wait to see him in uniform. Good deal.

  • Tweeter

    Woot! Welcome officially Carlton! This guy is going to be a stud. Go Blue

  • drae

    Good deal for Michigan and Coach Beilein and staff… Too bad we can’t add a biggin to go with these two guards… Is there even any bigs that have Michigan on their list?

  • Paul

    Yay!! I was starting to get worried there about Carlton. Too bad re: Amir, although in watching him play in person probably 5 times, it worries me that he’ll be too soft and has too slow of a motor to be a major college force

  • Jay

    BUCKETS…that’s all I think about when I see CB! Great news after Amir gave us the gas face…but hey I’ll take CB and Burke to build on.

  • Burke reminds me a lot of Taylor Battle and Brundidge is a scorer, but they need to get a big!!!