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.
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.
- 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.