Recruiting Notebook: Five-star wing Kris Wilkes to visit Michigan

Dylan Burkhardt

Five-star wing guard Kris Wilkes will take an unofficial visit to Michigan on June 12th, according to a report by 247 Sports.

“I really like Coach Beilein,” Wilkes told 247. “I’m hoping to get to know him better when I come up, and the experience will give me a better idea of what Michigan is all about.”

Wilkes, the No. 15 ranked prospect in the class of 2017, would be one of Michigan’s highest profile visitors in the class and a likely recipient of a scholarship offer.

Wilkes also holds offers from Indiana, Michigan State, Xavier, Illinois and a host of other suitors.

Brad Davison drawing interest

Michigan is one of the latest schools to show interest in Brad Davison, a 6-foot-3 combo guard from Minnesota. Duke, Butler, Cal and Northwestern have also reached out to the combo guard recently.

Davison is one of the best shooters on the EYBL circuit, making 37-of-85 three-point attempts through four weekends and averaging 17 points per game for Howard Pulley.

Here are highlights of Davison scoring 37 points in an EYBL game earlier this spring.

Wisconsin’s 247 Sports affiliate breaks down Davison’s game in relation to the Badgers, who have been evaluating him this spring.

Is Davison’s upside still limited? Sure. He’s not very long, he’s got a stocky build, and he doesn’t elevate very well. But it’s always been the things you can’t measure that Davison brings to the table. His toughness, heart, competitiveness, and IQ are all off the charts. The things he can control, Davison has excelled in.

More EYBL Notes

The fourth session of the Nike EYBL wrapped up over the weekend and Michigan commitments and targets were in action.

Michigan commit Jordan Poole wrapped up Nike EYBL play averaging 10.8 points per game while shooting 27% from three-point range. He struggled at times to adjust to playing with a new AAU team, the Mac Irvin Fire, but bounced back in May.

Four man Kyle Young mentioned a recent in-home with Michigan in an interview with Endless Motor and listed Michigan as one of three teams that could keep Young away from his recent in-state offer from Ohio State.

Young is a true inside-outside threat who does almost all of his work around the basket or outside the three-point line. He averaged 17 points and 9 rebounds per game for King James, shooting 35% from three-point range and 56% inside the arc.

Jamal Cain finished his first season on the Nike EYBL averaging 13 points and five rebounds per game. The 6-foot-7, 175 wing also made 37% of his three-point attempts despite a slow start early on.

Other Notes

  • USA Basketball announced the roster for its upcoming USA Basketball U18 Training Camp, scheduled for June 14th through 18th. Michigan target Brian Bowen received an invitation. Bowen is averaging 21 points per game on the Nike EYBL circuit and has been on of the top performers in his class.
  • bobohle

    I certainly hope the Wilkes visit will be successful for Michigan. Michigan needs to start closing the deal on these elite targets.

  • Wilkes makes me think of Jamaal Wilkes. It isn’t just the name. He has the same willowy kind of smooth feel moving around the court. If he can match Wilkes accuracy from the corner he’ll fit in just fine around here.

  • JJ3ball

    He doesn’t have the ugly shot Jamaal Wilkes did, but you’re right, similar frame.
    Thing I like best about Wilkes is his shot. Looks like he could be an elite shooter. That shot is smooth and soft; a thing of beauty

    • One of the bizarre shots of all time, behind the head jumper. It went in tho, especially from the corner.

  • JJ3ball

    I like Davison. Doesn’t leave his feet when driving; keeps his options open, looks to pass, and has good vision. Plus of course, he can shoot it

  • Wayman Britt

    Wow it doesn’t take long watching Wilkes to see that he is smooth. Beilein needs to win the recruiting battle for him. UM needs him bad. Saddi – time for you to show your recruiting magic and get him to sign.

  • Bigrange

    Wilkes plays a lot in the post or wing for his HS team. I will see him on Tuesday in Bloomington. Will be sure to wear my UM shirt and ask how his visit went.