Michigan ranked 2nd in ESPN’s updated 2013 recruiting rankings

Dylan Burkhardt

Michigan is ranked 2nd in ESPN’s updated 2013 recruiting rankings, trailing only North Carolina. Derrick Walton, Zak Irvin and Mark Donnal are all ranked in ESPN’s Top 100:

The Wolverines are not an upper-echelon, battle-with-the-blue-bloods-type of Big Ten power, but what John Beilein does — maybe as well as anyone — is identifyplayers for his specific program. That means he lands character guys who play multiple positions and have high basketball IQs. This year’s four-man class is highlighted by bulldog point guard in Derrick Walton (Detroit/Chandler Park), who can control the game with his ability to push the ball, deliver it to open teammates and run the show. He will be joined by fellow ESPN 100 recruits shooting guard Zak Irvin (Fishers, Ind./Hamilton Southeastern) and power forward Mark Donnal (Whitehouse, Ohio/Anthony Wayne).

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  • GoBlue

    Recruiting class Ranked 1st in Football and 2nd in basketball. Must say.. I’m excited

  • Steve2081

    Nice! obviously we’ll drop as the 5 stars start to commit but I don’t care. This is a great class. Can be even better if we end up with Cameron or Brown.

  • q-sac

    and people were getting on beilein before the turnaround sparked at michigan state two years ago. he’s one of the best basketball minds in college hoops, and is showing he knows what he’s doing in recruiting too. gotta love how he knows what he’s looking for and goes get the players he’s identified before the rest of the field catches up. it’s hard to find a flaw in pretty much most of the things he does – and it’s really starting to pay off.

    can’t wait for this year – but even if we lose a player or two (can’t see it being more than that) to the draft – michigan hoops looks like it’s back and not going anywhere. hope we get booker and bates-diop for ’15 on the 15th.

    • q-sac

      … ’14 on the 15th.