Recruiting Roundup: May 2nd, 2011

A collection of the latest news, video and scouting updates on Michigan recruiting targets.

4d54fe529bd0b.image[1]Glenn Robinson III Continues to Excel

Robinson’s SYF Players teammate, Mitch McGary, might be grabbing more national headlines but Robinson continues to play well on the spring AAU circuit in his own right.

Rivals noted Robinson’s improvement at the Jayhawk Invitational

That’s the case with 6-foot-5 wing Glenn Robinson III. The Michigan pledge has always shown offensive flashes, but now he’s broadened out and strengthened through the shoulders. As a result, he’s more aggressive going toward the bucket and can play more of an attacking offensive game.

Scout.com echoed similar sentiments ($) and it’s generally a good sign if both national sites are routinely pointing out your strong play on the circuit. NY2LASports also tweeted about Robinson’s strong performance against Dream Vision on Sunday.

2013 Radar Continues to Grow

There are numerous 2013 prospects that are garnering Michigan interest this spring. It’s clear that Michigan is casting a wide net leading up to June 15th, when the first wave of 2013 offers will be extended.

It seems that new names and prospects emerge after every mid-western AAU tournament this spring. Over the next several weeks we’ll work on putting together 2013 positional breakdowns on the guards, wings and bigs but for now make sure to check out our list of 2013 prospects which we’ll be updating frequently. Here are a few notes on a couple of those prospects that shined this weekend.

4cf5c1193f356.image[1]First off is Malcolm Hill Jr., a talented wing guard out of Illinois. Hill received praise from Scout.com ($) and Rivals.com, quoted here:

A class of 2013 wing, Hill has been earning much acclaim the past few weeks. A legit 6-foot-4, Hill has the look of a potential high major prospect and lived up to his billing. Physical and aggressive, he attacks quickly off the dribble and is particularly explosive going to his left. Hill finishes around the rim, can knock down three-pointers and is a good mid-range playmaker.

Our friend Joe Eberhardt, of IndyHSHoops.com, was at the Eric Gordon All-Stars Classic in Merrillville over the weekend. We’ll have more from Eberhardt during the week but he did pass along that 2013 Indiana point guard Zavier Turner is considering Michigan. Turner is a shorter guard but extremely quick, here are some more highlights from his high school season.

Eberhardt also had the opportunity to watch another 2013 prospect that’s been on the radar for quite some time, Zak Irvin. Irvin is an extremely long wing guard that loves to shoot the ball and plays on the loaded Eric Gordon All-Stars 16U team. We’ll have more on Irvin and Turner this week.

Sherron Dorsey-Walker

Dorsey-Walker has put together a strong spring after an up-and-down high school season he and continues to pick up offers, most recently from Florida State. His offer list now includes Michigan, Baylor, Florida State, Indiana, Minnesota, Dayton, Iowa State, Eastern Michigan, Central Michigan, Western Michigan, Fairfield, and Oakland.

Michigan Prep Stars put together these highlights of Sherron Dorsey-Walker this spring:

Other Notes

  • This was a slower weekend on the circuit but next weekend should be a bit more exciting. The classic Spiece Run-n-Slam will feature a number of Michigan targets and we hope to get first hand looks, reports and video on many of them.
  • Larry Nance Jr., a one time 2011 target, committed to Wyoming over the weekend.
  • 2012 Traverse City big man Sean Sheldon also made a commitment, verballing to William and Mary.
  • JD

    I think at some point Baylor is going to have some trouble with the NCAA. It just seems too fishy to me that a basketball team immersed in scandal (and murder) less than a decade ago, a team that hasn’t been a power in at least 25 years can just jump up and start landing blue-chippers.

  • Adam

    Is SDW still going to be on Michigan’s radar now that they got the Stauskas commitment? Or are the coaches going to move onto another position?

  • Colby

    Dylan, what about Jabari Parker listing us in his top five. Washington is supposed favourite but surprised to see us that high, thought it might be a misprint with Michigan State. Would think the staff tries to sell top notch 3s on what Manny and Tim Jr have done in the offense the last few years.

    • Dylan Burkhardt

      As far as I know that’s a misprint.

  • TheYooper

    No mention of big Sim to Xavier?

  • Sam

    I don’t know what anyone else thinks, but that highlight video (and yes, I know it is HIGHLIGHTS) of SDW is extremely impressive. Shows a very well-rounded game in a short clip.

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