Sai Tummala will walk on at Michigan (Photo Credit:The Roundup)
Class of 2011
Michigan gained a preferred walk-on commitment from the 6-foot-6 wing forward. It was admittedly the first we had heard of Tummala but here is what ESPN had to say about his play this spring:
May, 2010: Tummala is a left-handed, slashing wing. He excels in transition and knifing to the basket with one or two dribbles, preferably from the left. Defensively, Sai causes problems for opponents because he can make plays off the ball with his athleticism, quickness and sound instincts. Sai will rebound on the defensive end of the floor and push the ball out if there is an opening. He needs to improve his fundamentals to become a better offensive player as, right now, Sai mostly scores points off his opponent’s playmaking skills.
The Rivals commitment story ($) describes him as having 7-foot wing span and explains that he missed time on the summer circuit due to tendinitis. Maybe he’s a diamond in the rough, but at the very least he’s long, relatively athletic, and sounds like he’ll play the four. Michigan is a bit thin at the four depth wise, so it seems like a welcome addition.
Brundidge had an impressive performance versus top 5 Romulus, with 31 points, 8 rebounds, and 8 assists, but struggled versus Brandan Kearney and Southeastern. We’ve already covered both games in depth, including video from the Southeastern game. Tom Markowski profiled Brundidge a bit in his recent prep sports round up.
Burke had a monster game versus Beechcroft, as he scored 32 points on 14 of 17 shooting (video). Over the weekend he coasted through another Northland blowout as he had 17 points on 7 of 14 shooting (2-3 3pt) to go along with six steals, five assists, and four rebounds. Northland was up 44-10 at the half and won the game by 29 points.
Class of 2012
Robinson led all scorers with 16 points in a 61-38 win over Chesterton. Over the weekend, Lake Central lost to Merrillville, 82-58, and Robinson had 22 points despite being double teamed throughout the entire game.
Dorsey-Walker visited Michigan for the Oakland game on Saturday afternoon and had an up and down week on the hardwood. Sherron had 31 points in a blow out 84-33 win over Detroit Central but struggled in a 2 point loss to Douglass, going just 3 of 18 from the field and finishing with 17 points.
Stauskas continues to play an integral role on a loaded St. Mark’s squad and here are some highlights from early season play:
Hawkins picked up an offer from USC and did an interview with All Eyes On U Hoops. Hawkins insists that he will take his time with his recruitment and did not name a leader – but it doesn’t seem like he necessarily denied that Michigan is in good standing.
Hawkins had 12 points and 10 rebounds in a win over Orchard Lake St. Mary’s.
Jordan Hare had 20 points and four blocks in a 63-54 win over River Rouge just a day after a tough defeat to Flint Southwestern. Hill lost to Southwestern by a point after Jordan Hare committed a foul at the final buzzer and Southwestern knocked down both free throws.
LaVall Jordan made the trek to Northern Michigan to watch Sheldon play on Thursday evening but Sheldon didn’t have his best game.
Class of 2013 Notes
Zak Irvin (Photo Credit: Indy Star)
- John Beilein and LaVall Jordan made it to Indiana on Saturday evening to watch Zak Irvin, a top flight 2013 wing prospect, in action. Irvin, Gary Harris’ teammate, struggled in the game but is expected to visit for the Purdue game.
- Bo Zeigler scored 11 points at the Romulus Holiday Classic and it seems like he deserves to be in the conversation for top 2013 prospects in the state of Michigan, we received this report: “He is 6-5 put he needs to gain strength since he does play down low even though he will be a wing player in college. He is a very good athlete but also can shoot it from the out side (1-3 on threes other 2 rimmed out). He has great form but will need to speed up the release. Two areas he will need to improve on are his effort on the defense and ball handling which is bad but needs to improve. He showed solid court vision with a few passes which was nice to see.”
- Leo Edwards, a 6-foot-8 sophomore at Cass Tech that started high school a year early also showed flashes at the Romulus tournament, we received this report: “He scored only 4 points had a few rebounds and a block. He is 6-8 with long arms. He really can get up and down the floor well. In the first half he really worked hard to get post position. Both times he touched there he had solid positioning. One shot was blocked and his jump hook was a little hard off the class. Right now he is definitely raw but you can tell once he gets use to his body the athleticism will be there. He will also have to add some poundage and get stronger but even though he is skinny he has a solid frame that should easily be able to gain weight.”
- Romulus guard EC Matthews was extremely impressive at Michigan’s team camp this summer but he hasn’t been playing major minutes for Romulus this season. Matthews thrives going to the rim but the sophomore’s defense is lacking a bit behind. At 6-foot-4, the two guard had 2 points for Romulus over the weekend.
- Denzel Watts had a game high 24 points in a 44-38 win over Clarkston (link w/ video). There are some more video highlights from his game versus Howell posted on NGS Sports as well. Watts wrapped up the week with a game high 16 points in a 61-34 win over Bloomfield Hills Lahser.
- Derrick Walton had 30 points in a 88-50 victory over Chandler Park with MSU assistant Dwayne Stephens watching from the crowd.