Recruiting Roundup: January 23rd, 2012

395219_2488641654989_1221133045_31995739_663067980_n[1]The latest on Michigan basketball commitments and recruiting targets from across the country including news, scouting tidbits, video highlights and more.

Class of 2012

Glenn Robinson III – Commit

Robinson had 21 points and nine rebounds in a nine point win over division rivals Merrillville. Robinson was profiled in the student paper after breaking Lake Central’s all-time scoring record.

“It was a great accomplishment. It’s a blessing, but it won’t mean much to me until after the season. My goal now is to win a state championship with my team,” Robinson said.

Robinson was nominated as a McDonald’s All American candidate for the state of Indiana and Rivals.com writes that he could be the most likely prospect to move into five star status ($) when rankings are updated.

Mitch McGary – Commit

Brewster beat Proctor and Winchendon to move to a perfect 16-0 on the season. McGary had 15 points and 14 rebounds in the win against Proctor.

Nik Stauskas – Commit

St. Mark’s went 3-0 on the week with wins over Rivers, Worcester Academy and St. Paul’s

Stauskas was nominated to play in McDonald’s All American game

Class of 2013

Zak Irvin – Commit

Irvin led all scorers with 17 points in a 50-47 win over Fishers and had 24 points in an 83-66 win over Avon and Notre Dame commitment Austin Burgett. Here’s a recent local news feature on Irvin and Hamilton Southeastern:

Avon vs Hamilton Southeastern – The Zone – January 20: wishtv.com

Derrick Walton – Commit

Walton had 30 points, eight assists and eight rebounds in a one point win over Detroit PEC.

Mark Donnal – Commit

Donnal had 19 points in a 58-49 win over New Riegel, he added 16 points in a 60-45 win over Evergreen.

Dominic Woodson

Rick Pitino was in to watch Woodson play against Tilton and Michigan continues to be in the picture after watching Woodson play multiple times this season. Woodson claims offers from Oklahoma, Baylor and TCU while Georgetown, Michigan, Michigan State, UConn and Illinois have all shown significant interest.

Class of 2014

Drake Harris: Harris was named BankHoops.com’s No. 1 class of 2014 prospect, “no other prospect in this group combines his skill, athleticism and polish.”

Keita Bates-Diop: Bates-Diop visited Illinois for their upset win over Ohio State but has also made a recent trip to Ann Arbor. He added 28 points and 12 rebounds in a 71-49 win over Corn Belt Conference rivals Rantoul while converting on 12-of-18 shots from the field. Bates-Diop added 11 points in a 56-24 win over Praire Central.

Sean Sellers: Sellers had 12 points in an 85-82 overtime win over Batesville.

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Bryant McIntosh: McIntosh recently scored 38 points in an 85-82 overtime win over Batesville.

Peyton Allen: Allen had 13 points in a win over Lincoln, 14 points in a win over Jacksonville, and nine points in a win over Highland. Glenwood was named tournament MVP as Glenwoodwon the Meijer Winter Classic.

Grant Evans: Evans had seven points in a win during in the Delaware County Championship. He also had 24 points, including five threes, in a 76-33 win over Randolph Southern and 19 points in a 49-29 win over Hagerstown.

Cliff AlexanderAlexander had 20 points, nine rebounds and six blocks in an 88-80 win over North Chicago, 21 points and 12 rebounds in a 69-54 win over Dunbar and 10 points, seven rebounds and two blocks in a 59-47 win over Whitney Young on Jan. 22.

Trevon Bluiett: Bluiett scored 23 points in a 75-47 win at Speedway.

Jamal Poplar: Poplar was named the No. 2 class of 2014 prospect in the state of Michigan by BankHoops.com.

  • Kokobear

    When does rivals update their rankings?

    • Michigan4

      They normally update their rankings after the high school season ends.  I would look for updated rankings in March sometime.  I fully expect to see Robinson in the top 20, McGary fall closer to 10 or so, and Stauskas rise closer to the top 50.  For 2013, don’t be surprised to see Zak Irvin start creeping up the rankings as well.  Needless to say, basketball recruiting for UM is alive and well.

      • eastside finest

        What about Walton moving up the rankings

        • Bluebufoon

          6-9, 235 Center Sean O’Mara from Benet Academy in Illinois is a new name for 2014. According to another site, O’Mara may have recently visited U-M. Illinois Prepsbullseye recently spoke highly of him.

  • Josh Beckett

    Awesome that Stauskas was nominated for the McDonald’s game! Does that mean he will play in it or do they nominate and then select from the nominees?  Thanks.

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

      No there are lots of nominees, not all play in the game. It’s just like a pre-selection list.

  • Indiana_Matt

    I hope to go see the Evans kid from Wapahani at some point.

    Note: I am from the Muncie, IN area and my high school was in their conference. The teams he’s playing against are mostly small county schools. They’ve beat a couple of programs with good traditions but that are having down years. Not taking anything away from the kid, but unlike someone like Irvin who’s regularly playing the state’s top competition, Evans definitely gets his best runs during AAU ball.

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