Unsigned senior forward Brent Hibbitts to visit Michigan

Dylan Burkhardt

Unsigned senior forward Brent Hibbitts is set to visit Michigan on Thursday

News of the visit was first reported by Corey Evans and Hibbitts confirmed the report to UM Hoops.

Hibbitts was a Class A All-State performer as a senior at Hudsonville, averaging 17.3 points, 11 rebounds and 2.4 blocks per game. He shot 48% from the floor and led Hudsonville to its third straight regional final. The 6-foot-8 senior has been playing with the Under Armour sponsored 1 Nation AAU team this spring.

Michigan coaches scouted the 6-foot-8 forward in March and he visited Ann Arbor for Michigan’s win over Rutgers on March 7th. His offers include American, Youngstown State, Central Michigan, Toledo and Lehigh, but he could be an intriguing option for the Wolverines as a preferred walk-on.

Michigan currently has one commitment in the class of 2015 from German forward Mortiz Wagner. Wagner, listed at 6-foot-9, is rated as a four-star prospect by both Scout.com and Rivals.com. He has yet to sign a letter of intent or be announced by the University of Michigan.

  • jim

    I do not understand why JB would give the cold shoulder to Max and then turn around host this guy. this is crazy.

    • He could be a nice option as a preferred walk on. We’ll check in more after the visit.

      • jim

        well that would be great, obviously (although it would suck to displace austin, sean or andrew)

        • gpsimms

          i’m pretty sure austin no longer takes a roster spot. i think he is essentially a student manager at this point. (someone correct me if i’m wrong).

          • This is correct.

          • jim

            good point. I guess with 12 scholarship guys we could carry 3 walk ons. Is there any limit to the roster size, anyway?

  • Nik

    There is absolutely no reason for Beilien to sign this guy. It would be an absolute waste of a scholarship that could be used next year.

  • Carl

    Wagner back up in case he falls through? Or walk on?

  • UMTigersWingsLions

    Its kinda sad we are even mentioned in the same sentence with those schools. Bring Max back! We have everyone else coming back. One last swan song for all the guys together. Lets see what we can do when we are all healthy together.

    • A preferred walk-on with mid-major offers is usually a perk.

    • kenny

      I am sure his offer list is better than spike’s, and on par with MAAR and Dawkins. there is nothing to be sad about. and all the coaches who offered him should give themselves a high five that john beilein agrees with their talent evaluation.

  • Carl

    They have too many rotation players already. Being 6’8″ could he play at the 5 in an emergency (same height as Jordan Morgan)? Sounds like from the article he is another finesse player despite being 6’8″.

    • He’s visiting as a preferred walk-on so would be more important for practice depth, etc. probably early on.

    • Carl

      Nevermind. His film makes him look barely 6’4″. He can barely dunk.

  • dirtgrain

    Looks like Jayne Cobb from Firefly–sign him.