Recruiting Roundup: Zak Irvin leads HSE to win over No. 1

Dylan Burkhardt

bilde[1]Our weekly look at how Michigan recruiting commitments and targets fared across the country including statistics, videos and photos.

2013 Commits

Zak Irvin

Irvin scored 26 points on 11-of-19 shooting with 11 rebounds, five assists, five steals and two blocks in a 64-52 win over McCutcheon. The very next day, Irvin stole the show against Arsenal Tech and top-15 class of 2014 recruit Trey Lyles. Irvin finished with 30 points (26 in the second half), 10 rebounds and two assists in a 64-59 win. Hamilton Southeastern entered the game ranked third in the state and was able to knock off the state’s top ranked team in Arsenal Tech.

You can watch the full HSE-Tech game here.

Notes and tidbits on Michigan’s other recruits and targets after the jump including one top 50 class of 2014 recruit who cut his list.

Derrick Walton

Chandler Park beat Old Redford Academy 60-51 and Bradford Academy 78-65. Walton totaled 20 points (on 7-of-9 shooting), 10 assists, eight rebounds and four steals in the win over Old Redford. The Michigan bound point guard added another 20 points (on 10-of-13 shooting), 12 assists, seven rebounds and five steals in the win over Bradford.

Mark Donnal

Donnal had 21 points in a 66-47 win over Northview and stats were not available for Anthony Wayne’s 44-37 win over Napoleon.

2014 Offers

Devin Booker


Booker led all scorers with 22, including 12 points in three minutes time in the fourth quarter, but Moss Point lost to Gautier 48-44. Booker bounced back with 17 points including the game winner – a tip in of his own miss – in a 37-35 win over Pass Christian.

“That’s a Devin Booker play,” Moss Point coach Micoe Cotton said. “If anybody’s going to hit a last-second shot, you expect it to be him. I saw it all year last year.

“He did a great job, but the other kids stepped up and made some big plays, too.”

Trevon Bluiett

Bluiett had 22 points in an 89-42 win over Ritter.

2014 Targets

Vince Edwards

Vince Edwards had 16 points in a 64-45 loss to Fairfield. Here’s full video of the game.

Kameron Chatman

Chatman, a top 50 recruit, trimmed his list to eight schools and Michigan made the cut along with Arizona, Connecticut, Georgetown, Louisville, Oregon, UCLA and Washington.

AJ Turner

AJ Turner had 15 points in a 52-50 win over OLSM and handed out 10 assists but was just 1-of-9 on three point attempts.

Edmond Sumner

Sumner had nine points, seven assists and four rebounds in a 73-59 win over Inner City Baptist.

Miroslav Jaksic

Jaksic scored 14 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in a win over Walled Lake Northern.

Ricky Doyle

Doyle remains sidelined with a foot injury.

Tyler Wideman

Wideman had 18 points and 13 rebounds for Lake Central in a 62-50 win over Chesterton.

2015 Targets

Luke Kennard

Kennard had 33 points in a 103-55 win over Eaton and added 17 points in a 71-48 win over Brookville.

Diamond Stone

Stone had 10 points in a loss to Indiana commit Luke Fischer’s Germantown squad after battling foul trouble.

Stephen Zimmerman

Zimmerman had 10 points, 12 boards and 2 blocks in a win over Bonanza and 15 points , 14 boards, 2 assists, 4 steals and 3 blocks in a win over Centennial.

Eric Davis

Davis had 10 points and 16 assists in a 41 point win over Bay City Central.

Nate Fowler

Fowler struggled against Elder, scoring two points and grabbing two rebounds in a 55-43 win.

Matt Holba

Matt Holba had 11 points and 10 rebounds in Chesterton’s 12 point losst o Lake Central.

Jalen Coleman

Coleman was visiting Illinois for Michigan’s win at Assembly Hall on Sunday.

Hyron Edwards

Edwards and East Chicago lost to Gary West, 53-40.

Sedrick Barefield

Barefield had 13 points in Centennial’s 72-66 win over Damien.

Evan Boudreaux

Evan Boudreaux scored 17 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in a 57-56 loss to Zion-Benton. Boudreaux also had 17 points and nine boards in a 62-56 loss to Mundelein.

Jordan Ash & Glynn Watson

Ash tallied 22 points, seven rebounds and four assists in a win for St. Joseph’s after returning from a back injury. Watson had 10 points and six rebounds in a loss to  West Aurora

Jalen Brunson

Brunson had 23 points and four steals against Mt. Prospect and 11 points in a win over Warren.

Class of 2016

Josh Jackson

Jackson had 17 points and seven steals in a 69-28 win over Harper Woods.

Here’s footage of Jackson in action at the USA Basketball Developmental Camp (via

Cassius Winston

Winston had 24 points in a 91-82 win over Ann Arbor Gabriel Richard.

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  • Leslie Hoerwinkle

    Irvin looks like he could be Hardaway Jr.’s replacement.

    • Mark Worthley

      Most Indiana Mr. Basketball winners go on to play in the NBA.

    • Steve2081

      Yup. He looks like Timmy with better handles and more of a mid-range game to me.

  • Cary Bear

    Zak Irvin: Rivals – 34th and ESPN – 24th
    Derrick Walton: Rivals – 47th and ESPN – 35th

    They both seem to be having great seasons…do we think they can climb even more in these rankings or have they reached their peak (which, if so, is admittedly is very good).

  • Steve2081

    That Coleman visit to Assembly Hall may have been more beneficial to us than the Illini. He got to see us play live. The place was dead for 99% of the game. There were empty seats everywhere. Even the Orange Crush had several empty rows. And Illinois fans started clearing out with like 9 minutes left in the game. Plus AH is a dump.

    • gpsimms

      Really? On TV I thought it sounded really loud. Anyway, that’s always good news. Funny, how our arena isn’t a dump anymore, and our fans are (a little) less lame now.

  • FL Wolve

    Whatever happened with Edwards’ recruitment? There was scuttlebutt that he was close to committing but I haven’t heard anything about him ever since he canceled his scheduled visit a few weeks ago. Is there some concern there?

    • It’s still Purdue and Michigan. Purdue is still very strong and has been strong for a very long time. Gotta get him on campus and then see what happens.