Jonah Bolden announces final six, drops Michigan

Dylan Burkhardt

1204112[1]Australian combo forward Jonah Bolden announced his list of six finalists today and Michigan didn’t make the cut.

Bolden tweeted a list of USC, Louisville, SMU, Kentucky, Indiana and UCLA.

The 6-foot-9 combo forward’s father, Bruce, had previously visited Ann Arbor to meet with the Wolverine coaching staff. Bolden has not taken any official visits because he has yet to take his standardized tests.

The Wolverines have class of 2014 commitments from Kameron Chatman, DJ Wilson, Ricky Doyle and Austin Hatch. Both Chatman and Wilson have the potential to play the three and four spots in Michigan’s offense where Bolden would have likely fit.

With Bolden eliminating Michigan and Dante Exum “strongly leaning toward the NBA Draft”, the Wolverines’ class of 2014 recruiting board is fairly empty beyond any potential late bloomers. The Wolverines are expected to put their focus on the class of 2015 where Jalen Brunson, Jalen Coleman and Luke Kennard currently hold offers.

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  • geoffclarke

    Not a surprise. I guess the coaches don’t see a need or they would have made it known that they were really interested…he probably could have got about 20 min a game at the 4, where we could really use more length. Wonder what the other teams are “promising” him. I’m voting for SMU on this one because I like Larry Brown.

  • guestavoe

    This comes down to SMU and UCLA imo
    Mudiay and Vaughn joking with Bolden about SMU and UCLA visiting Bolden in Australia
    Pitino or LB would be the smart choice if he wants to maximize his potential.

  • kdp

    SMU is the call and see what sanctions come out a few years down the road

  • Ben

    We didn’t show we wanted him. Once again, our coaches don’t feel a need to use all 13 scholarships that are available to them.

    • Champswest

      That’s one more scholarship available for 2015.