Recruiting Roundup: Beilein watches Miroslav Jaksic, other notes

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2013 Michigan commits at Michigan vs. Iowa (Dustin Johnston)

Our weekly look at how Michigan recruiting commitments and targets fared across the country including statistics, videos and photos. We’ve also refreshed our Class of 2014 Recruiting Board.

2013 Commits

Zak Irvin

Irvin had 22 points in a 60-38 blowout win over Harrison. He followed that up with a game high 23 points in just three quarters the very next night with a 70-44 victory over Muncie Central.

Here’s a scouting report from Indiana Recruiting Guide from Irvin’s performance against Muncie:

I just love watching him play. He is the best Senior in the state and I don’t think it is even that close. At 6’7”, he can shoot the lights out, handle the ball well, and really gets after it defensively. I really don’t see how he isn’t ranked higher by some national scouting service. He is the total package. Will be great at Michigan.

Opposing coaches also raved about Irvin’s performance:

“He is fundamental with both hands,” Harrison senior Mark Huston said of Irvin. “The best you can do is try and contest (his shot) to the best of your abilities and hope he misses. But he is a great talent, and he doesn’t do that a lot.”

Derrick Walton

Walton had 17 points in a 40 point win over Michigan Collegiate.

Mark Donnal

Donnal had 14 points and 16 rebounds in a 58-52 win over Bowling Green and Wisconsin bound big man Vitto Brown.

2014 Commits

IMG_4704Austin Hatch

Hatch still hasn’t returned to game action but was in attendance for Michigan’s win over Iowa.

2014 Offers

Devin Booker

Moss Point was idle over the week.

Trevon Bluiett

Trevon Bluiett (Park Tudor): Nineteen points in an 82-37 win over Heritage Christian on Jan. 4.

2014 Targets

Vince Edwards

Edwards didn’t make it up to Ann Arbor for his originally scheduled visit. Edwards had 17 points, nine rebounds and a block in a 65-60 win over Hamilton to stretch Middleton’s winning streak to four games.

AJ Turner

Turner had a team-high 18 points in an 11 point loss to University of Detroit Jesuit.

Edmond Sumner

Sumner had 11 points and four assists in a 91-57 win over Southfield Christian. He followed that up with 14 points and four assists in a 51-46 loss to La Lumiere.

Miroslav Jaksic

John Beilein was in attendance on Saturday at Walled Lake Western to watch Jaksic play. Northwestern recently offered the versatile big man ($). HE had nine points and 11 rebounds in a victory over Walled Lake Northern in front of the Michigan head coach.

Here are some early season highlights of Jaksic in action:

Peyton Allen

Allen missed last week’s action with a stomach bug.

Ricky Doyle

Doyle remained sidelined with a stress fracture in his foot but could be back by the end of the month.

Kameron Chatman

Chatman remained sidelined with a transfer eligibility issue and isn’t expected back until March 16th, 2013.

Tyler Wideman

Wideman had 14 points including game winning free throws with .3 seconds left to give Lake Central a 64-63 win over Michigan City.

2015 Targets

010613-franklin-02[1]Luke Kennard

Kennard had a game high 27 points but the Wildcats lost to blue chip recruit Maverick Morgan by 13 points.  (Photo: Dayton Daily News)

Diamond Stone

Stone had 18 points and 17 rebounds in a 53-41 win over St. Catherine’s.

Stephen Zimmerman

Zimmerman had a 17 point, 10 rebound and 10 block triple double in a 69-55 win over Legacy

Nate Fowler

Fowler was at Michigan’s win over Iowa on Sunday. He had 10 points and eight rebounds in a 62-40 win over Hughes.

Matt Holba

Holba had 10 points in a 67-56 win over Chesterton.

Jalen Coleman

Coleman had 5 points in an 82-68 win over Indianapolis Northwest and 25 points in a 78-48 win at Lafayette Central Catholic.

Hyron Edwards

Edwards was idle over the last week.

Sedrick Barefield

Barefield’s Corona Centennial squad was idle over the last week.

Evan Boudreaux

Lake Forest was idle over the last week.

Jordan Ash & Glynn Watson

St. Joseph was idle over the last week.

Class of 2016

Eron Gordon

Gordon had 14 points in a 55-50 win over Ben Dvis.

Josh Jackson

Jackson had 18 points, 13 in the first quarter, in a 73-43 win over Toledo Scott. Jackson added 14 points in a 63-60 win over Hyde Park earlier in the week.

Cassius Winston

Winston had 21 points in an 11 point win over De La Salle. Here are some early season highlights of the talented 2016 guard:

  • CDeSana

    I am glad to see that we have a few true big men (Jaksic, Zimmerman and Doyle) on the radar. I feel the biggest difference in this season over last is having athletic length that can be rotated in and out according to the situation. Hopefully we can land at least one of them if not two.

    • geoffclarke

      Diamond Stone, too.

  • section13row15

    I really want Luke Kennard. Cant wait until the summer after his sophmore year so we can offer him.

    • Steve2081

      Yes Kennard is #1 on my 2015 wish list for sure.

      • Wayman Britt

        Yes, he is the real deal.

  • Steve2081

    And Maverick Morgan that Kennard went up against is going to Illinois and has exploded this year to put up some monster numbers so far.

  • Brad S

    Weird to see us recruiting a player from Walled Lake Western. I’m an alum and our basketball team was never any good

    • Steve2081

      That’s why they imported a tall kid from Canada I bet. :)

    • geoffclarke

      That’s how I felt when MSU was recruiting Alex Gauna from my high school.

  • DougyFresh

    Are we recruiting Kevin Looney? Just wondering because ESPN has us listed as one of his offers.

    • Steve2081

      I think we’re keeping in touch but he definitely doesn’t have an offer yet. I’ve seen him list us as an offer on other sites too.

      • Colby

        Hoping we do get more involved with Looney and a few new top targets in 14 especially now missing out on KBD/Tate and the way we are playing.

  • GregGoBlue

    Wow is Jaksic an athletic 6’10 or what!? Kid can move.