Recruiting Roundup: February 15th, 2011

Dylan Burkhardt
Carlton Brundidge – Commit

Video Courtesy of Michigan Prep Stars

Brundidge notched a triple double with 22 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists in an 84-57 win over Lake Orion. Southfield also rolled over Farmington Hills Harrison, 68-37, but Brundidge had a quiet night and scored just 7 points.

Class of 2011

Trey Burke – Commit

Trey continues to fill up the statsheet. Burke had 28 points on 12 of 19 (1-3 3pt) shooting with nine assists in an 88-59 win over Mifflin. In an 82-43 romp over Columbus East, Burke was two assists shy of a triple double with 21 points on 9 of 14 (1-2 3pt) shooting with 10 rebounds and eight assists.

Next up for Northland is the Columbus City League Championship versus Walnut Ridge. Northland hasn’t lost a City League game in five years while Walnut Ridge is 16-3 on the year. Northland will play Groveport in the first round of the state tournament. Ohio High School Hoops predicts Northland to run the table and win the state tournament.

Larry Nance Jr.

I scouted Larry Nance Jr on Friday night and he tallied 16 points against Medina Highland. You can read my full report but here’s the video:

Max Bielfeldt

Photo Credit: PJ Star

Michigan head-man John Beilein was in the building to watch Bielfeldt play along with his son, Dartmouth assistant coach Patrick Beilein, and Illinois head coach Bruce Weber. Of course I wrote all of this before Bielfeldt picked up a scholarship offer from the University of Illinois last night. Bielfeldt has strong connections to Illinois so that is a huge development in the young man’s recruitment. We posted some user contributed scouting notes here but Bielfledt had 26 points and 11 rebounds in front of Beilein and Weber. Bielfeldt followed that performance up with 21 point and 11 rebounds in 57-46 win over Peoria West.This PJ Star article does its best to dispel myths about Beilfeldt’s game.

Class of 2012

Glenn Robison III – Commit

Photos: NWI Times

Robinson wasn’t able to follow up his monster 39-point performance from a week ago as he was held to just eight points versus No. 5 Valparaiso’s stifling 2-3 zone.

Nick Stauskas

The 2012 guard has had a productive junior season and recently picked up an offer from the Kansas Jayhawks. Stauskas was on the verge of committing to Michigan this summer but took a step back to see what other options developed over the next year. A Kansas offer certainly qualifies as a significant development in his recruitment.

Javontae Hawkins


Hawkins had 22 points in a loss to Flint Carman-Ainsworth. Hawkins had 16 points in a 63-52 win over Flint Northern, including several key baskets.

That momentum didn’t carry over to the second half, as Javontae Hawkins took over for the Chargers. Hawkins scored nine of his 16 points in the quarter, as Powers expanded its lead to 47-34 entering the fourth quarter.

“We knew they’d come out and make a run,” Northern coach Thomas Tucker said. “Hawkins is probably the best player in the area. He showed his athleticism. The coach must have got into him at halftime, because he came out a different player.”

Jordan Hare

Jordan Hare had 9 points, seven rebounds, and two blocks in a 12 point loss to Muskegon Heights. Hare had 17 points for Hill in a 29 points loss to Romulus.

Sean Sheldon

Sheldon had 28 points in a 70-49 win over Charlevoix.

Class of 2013

  • tin mad dog

    I think I want to have a house like Bielfeldt’s parents place…minus the snow.

    Thanks for all of the info.

    Also, I heard on the radio yesterday that the state of Michigan is quite strong on PG’s for 2013 and that somebody (I forgot the name) that was a very heavy spartie lean is starting to consider U of M. Do you know who I am talking about?

    • georgeesq.

      Monte Morris.

      • tin mad dog

        That’s the guy. Thanks!

    • Amzngcandn

      Just an FYI on Bielfeldt’s home. Here is a wikipedia link to the street he lives on. FMV of his home over >$1M.

  • Beilein’s Bricks

    I want Basil Smotherman, just for his name. Best name of all our prospects.

    Seems like Javontae Hawkins is having a very good season. I think he’d be a great addition, but don’t like the fact that he’s had an offer in forever and still doesn’t seem like we are gaining any traction. Maybe we are his safety school.

  • georgeesq.

    Not that impressed with the Nance video.

  • Section13Row15

    Nance looks better on defense than on offense. Which isn’t necessarily a bad thing for us.

    • tin mad dog

      To me it looks like he made good moves but didn’t finish on a fair bit of them. His J looks decent.

  • KJay

    Really like the Nance video. Suprised by his ballhandling skills and good form on his shot. He lacks strength inside, but this is a guy who was six inches shorter not too long ago. If he was a dominating finisher inside he’d already be committed to a UNC, Duke or Kansas, not hoping for an offer from us. Like the potential upside here.

  • sullycu

    What ever happened to Patrick Heckmann?

  • Sam

    Watts only had 19 points against Flint Powers, just a little typo there.

  • Mark

    Whatever happened to Eric Katenda from CT? Did he drop UM or did UM drop him?

    • Dylan Burkhardt

      He didn’t do much this summer. Missed a lot of time with some illnesses. Now he’s at some prep school in Iowa and has reclassified to 2012. Don’t think there’s much, if any, mutual interest there.

  • Ryan

    I swear I saw Gary Harris at the game Saturday. Did we confirmation?