Recruiting Roundup: June 20th, 2011

bilde14[1]Glenn Robinson III at NBPA Camp

Glenn Robinson III traveled to Charlottesville, VA to participate in Dave Telep’s annual NBPA Top 100 Camp. Playing well on the AAU circuit is one thing, but playing well against arguably the 100 best players across the country requires a different level of player.

For Robinson, it was an up and down experience but he held his own. The 6-foot-6 forward averaged 6.3 points per game at the camp with single game highs of 12 and 14 points. Despite the up-and-down nature of his play, Robinson still earned a positive shout out from Rivals.com:

The Michigan commitment continues to improve. He has the potential to be a high-level wing scorer who can score points off moves and also grind out points around the basket.

Robinson continues to cement his status as a borderline top-50 evel recruit and seems to improve his game at each stop this summer. His improvement over the last 12-months has been impressive and Michigan fans should continue to be excited about his game if he can maintain a similar rate of improvement.

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Also at NBPA Camp, the gregarious and energetic Mitch McGary put on a show, continuing to establish himself as one of the top prospects in the country. There continues to be talk of the Michigan staff getting McGary on campus for a visit, something that he seems open to, but McGary has not officially set any visits at this juncture. McGary has plenty of connections to Michigan as it was Zack Novak that noticed McGary’s potential in high school ($) and he plays his AAU ball with Glenn Robinson III. (Photo: CatsPause.com)

Austin Hatch at the Rose City Classic

Austin Hatch didn’t sit around at home after committing to Michigan on Wednesday, he traveled to Portland to participate in the Rose City Classic with the Spiece Indy Heat.

Justin Young pointed out Hatch as a “John Beilein guy” which he defines as so:

You hear about John Beilein players. They fit a mold. They are usually good shooters, hard-nosed players and guys that know how to play.

In a early round win over ICP Portland, Hatch scored a team high 13 points and “earned his buckets from a variety of spots on the floor” according to Oregon Live. Spiece finished fourth in the tournament with a narrow loss on Sunday evening.

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Demetrius Jackson (pictured) picked up an offer from Xavier after participating in their team camp. He’ll be busy over the next several weeks with a visit scheduled to Michigan State next week followed by Michigan and Indiana the following week.

Iowa State offered Monte Morris. Derrick Walton informed us that Michigan State was close to offering him but that offer doesn’t appear to have been extended yet. Walton also has a scholarship offer from Xavier.

Other Notes

  • Zak Irvin and Hamilton Southeastern played in a team camp at the University of Toledo over the weekend. Reports are that Irvin looked very good and played some his best ball of the summer.
  • Malcolm Hill visited Ohio State over the weekend.
  • Gary Harris named Michigan as one of the five schools recruiting him the hardest, then he didn’t, then he cut his list and then he didn’t. Harris also hit the game winner in the championship game at NBPA Camp to top off his weekend. Michigan will continue to recruit Harris but schools like Indiana, Michigan State and Louisville all appear to be more involved while Kentucky is perhaps getting involved as well.
  • Incoming freshmen are expected to arrive on campus this Saturday.
  • Anonymous

    We aren’t getting Gary Harris, and right now that doesn’t bother me too much. We are in on a lot of good prospects, so I’m not worried who we end up with with Beilein scouting these players.

  • gpsimms

    nice feature on THJr on espn.

    http://espn.go.com/blog/collegebasketballnation/post/_/id/32085/ex-nba-stars-son-makes-a-name-for-himself

    i will also be shocked if we end up with harris…but our recruiting will continue to improve as we start consistently having winning seasons, and darius overacheives as a rookie, etc.  things are looking up around here, i’d say.

  • The Fan

    DID you hear Iowa State offered Walton

    • The big man

      Any word on Zak Irvin lately?

      • http://www.umhoops.com/ Dylan Burkhardt

        We noted after Spiece that Michigan was in very good position. Haven’t heard anything that says different.

        • The big man

          Are we going to take a commitment from him or a pg without a spot technically open

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