Report: Four-star wing Brendan Bailey sets Michigan official visit

Dylan Burkhardt

After hosting John Beilein for an in-home visit this week, four-star wing forward Brendan Bailey has set an official visit to Michigan for September 26th.

Bailey, a 6-foot-7 wing, is ranked as the No. 67 prospect in the class of 2016, but is expected to take a LDS mission following his senior season and join the class of 2018.

The four-star wing recently trimmed his list to Gonzaga, Marquette, Michigan, San Diego State and Utah. He’s already taken official visits to Marquette and San Diego State. He’s also expected to take an official visit to Gonzaga on October 8th.

Bailey recently told that he plans on making a fall decision.

“I think once I take all of my visits I’ll have a good feel,” he told “I have a great relationship with mostly all of the coaches. I feel like I fit the style of play for all of them. I’ll take my visits and know where I want to go.”

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  • Champswest

    He is skipping from 2016 to 2018, so I assume that is a two year mission.

  • Kenny

    He will sign a letter of intent for playing from 2018 on? Or it is nothing binding for now.

  • NorthernBlue

    So he isn’t really going to play basketball for two years? If so, this seems like a bad idea…

    • Indiana_Matt

      Kansas, Utah, BYU, UNLV and UNC have all had players recently who completed missions. I understand the concern for his development, but I don’t think it would be a big deal.

      • Yeah, I think it is pretty common. Having a top-50 2016 kid enter in 2018 as a true freshman would also provide something of an instant-impact option.

  • eddieben

    I wonder how the recent NCAA investigation at SDSU will affect his final 5

  • Chris De Sana

    Love his game and motion

  • MusketRebellion

    Currently we have no open slots for ’17 if Austin Davis reclassifies. Even if Zak makes the jump early what do we tell kids who look at the scholarship crunch? Sorry if this has been covered relentlessly in other threads, I mostly just lurk here, and I’m not being critical of the regime, after being burned by the Battle situation I think you recruit hard regardless, just wondering how you talk to a kid about coming in when you don’t have a scholarship available. Hence, no scholarship offers have been handed out yet.