Report: Four-star forward Brendan Bailey picks Marquette

Dylan Burkhardt

Class of 2016/2018 wing forward Brendan Bailey verbally committed to Marquette this evening, according to’s Evan Daniels.

Bailey chose Marquette over Michigan, Gonzaga, Utah and others. The Wolverines hosted the long wing forward on an official visit in September and were considered one of the finalists in his recruitment.

Bailey plans to take a two-year Mormon mission before enrolling at Marquette, making him similar to a class of 2018 prospect.

The Wolverines remain focused on class of 2017 recruiting with four-star guard Jordan Poole — the first prospect that Michigan offered in the class — expected to announce his decision on Friday. Michigan is considered a favorite in his recruitment after he took two visits to Ann Arbor over the last month, most recently last weekend.

  • bobohle

    It leaves room for someone who wants to be at Michigan.

    • JohnNavarreIsMyHero

      Yes perfectly put. We will get someone great and someone that won’t be off from basketball for two years as well.

  • Wayman Britt

    Now Coach Alexander, along with others before him, are saying that Donnal is playing good and pushing Doyle. If that is truly the case and Donnal is playing aggressive, that’s very encouraging news for the Wolverines.

    • bobohle

      Sometimes it takes longer for the fire to light in people. Keep it going Mr. Donnal we are behind you.