Michigan offers 5-star point guard Jalen Brunson


First reported by Kyle Bogenschutz, Michigan extended a scholarship offer to Illinois point guard Jalen Brunson on Saturday.

Brunson, a 6-foot point guard, is a five-star prospect and ranked as the top point guard in his class and #20 overall according to ESPN.com. Brunson received the offer while on an unofficial visit to Michigan on Saturday. Brunson added Oklahoma State and Kansas offers earlier this week and is  also hearing from Virginia, Temple, Missouri, Connecticut, Creighton, Tulsa, DePaul, Illinois, Purdue, Xavier and SMU.

The Illinois native averaged 11.8 points and 5.7 assists per game while playing up at the 17U EYBL level to lead the Mac Irvin Fire to an 11-7 record and a Peach Jam berth. The son of NBA assistant coach Rick Brunson, the point guard also led Stevenson High School to the Illinois Class 4A State Championship Game before falling to Jabari Parker and Simeon.

Brunson is the third prospect that the Wolverines have offered in the class of 2015 with other offers to wing guards Luke Kennard and Jalen Coleman. Find a full run down of Michigan’s 2015 recruiting targets on our recruiting board.

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  • Steve2081

    Yessssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss

  • A2JD

    Nice! I’ll take either Jalen. His dad played with Webber, Rose, GR II, Howard, King, etc. in the 1991 McDonald’s A-A Game.

    • Steve2081

      I’m greedy. I want both.

  • a2sk

    Dylan – Any chance you could include an “offered but didn’t accept” list for past years on the recruiting board? It might be helpful in understanding how Michigan recruiting is changing over time.

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

      Hmm. I could work on a list. Off the top of my head, here are some names:
      2011: Dom Pointer
      2012: Gary Harris, Matt Costello, Denzel Valentine, Sherron Dorsey-Walker
      2013: Demetrius Jackson, Monte Morris
      2014: Keita Bates-Diop, Jae’Sean Tate

      Of course a lot of this stuff is based on different scenarios. Monte Morris went elsewhere because Walton committed first, etc.

      • A2JD

        Trey Zeigler and Casey Prather too, right?

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

          Yeah, they were 2010 kids.

  • TKWolverine

    Who will be the next commitment? I say Jordan Barnett, who will commit this summer after Coach Beilein sees him play and extends an offer.

  • section13row15

    Was that Devin Booker who Brunson inbounded the ball off his back towards the end of the highlight reel?

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

      Yes.

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