Mo Bamba commits to Texas

Dylan Burkhardt

Five-star big man Mo Bamba announced that he will attend Texas next year.

Bamba announced the news in an article on The Players Tribune:

When all was said and done, one school filled my decision jar the best.

I’ve decided to attend the University of Texas. I will be heading there in early June to get to work.

Why Texas? Why would a kid from Harlem travel 1,750 miles from home to pursue his goals? Well, big rocks first

Michigan doesn’t just miss out on the five-star big man prospect, the Wolverines will also have to play against him. Michigan is scheduled to play in Austin in the second leg of a home-and-home.

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  • Chazer

    Good luck to the young man!

    • bobohle

      Not against us though!

  • Fab 5 Legends

    no surprise here….i did think we were the 4th team out of the 4…i think Wagner will be coming back for sure from NBA combine reports…and DJ could very well be back too…at Texas he will get a bunch of playing time whether he makes mistakes or not…much more competition at Duke/Kentucky…and if both are bigs come back @ Michigan too…hope we beat texas ….go Blue!

  • Chillax

    Never really thought we were in the running for him but still had that false hope. I feel like he was almost teasing Coach B after missing on all the 5 star recruits. Wish the dude the best because he is probably going to be a beast.

  • ChathaM

    I was really hoping for him to come to Michigan, but if Wagner and Wilson both come back, I’m fine with missing out on Bamba. I think it’s a reach to believe that this is a sign that both guys are returning.

  • Devin Dee

    And I was ready to give Beline another pass if he had picked up Bamba … smh

  • jakelam2116

    Interesting how articles/headlines don’t even mention he was considering Michigan, just Duke & UK.

    • jakelam2116

      National articles, that is.

  • bobohle

    Well most of you were right about Bamba. I’m just curious if Beilein stayed after him or just kind of gave up. I guess we will never know for sure. Here’s hoping both DJ and Moe are coming back.

    • Fab 5 Legends

      Hope so! If they both come back, we will be a top25 team….

  • Fab 5 Legends

    Michigan is not at the moment a one & done school…so it does not surprise me that we do not get 5-star recruits…Beilein system is set up for college players looking to develop into NBA prospect and be a NCAA tourny team every year, even if we are not a Final Four team…who would have thought DJ Wilson/Moe Wagner would be 1 step in the NBA door when they arrived at Ann Arbor…Beilein system works…diamonds in the rough and develop them

    • bobohle

      I totally agree. John Beilein does not like recruiting one and done players. I sure hope Simmons really works out because John Beilein does not enjoy going after Grad Transfers or even JUCOs for that matter.

      • Fab 5 Legends

        Exactly it is shocking that we got Simmons…hope that doesn’t hinder the progression of Xavier or incoming freshmen…Matthews transfer will be another wildcard….maybe Beilein changing with the times…

  • bobohle

    I may be wrong but I think both Duke and Kentucky were out of scholarships like Michigan. When Simmons decided yesterday he was coming to Michigan instead of the NBA it eliminated Michigan. You see Simmons wants to be a Wolverine. Bamba for himself. I just don’t know why these eletes leave you hanging for so long if you’re that far down the list. I still believe one day Michigan WILL be at the top of an elete recruit’s list then more will follow.

    • bobohle

      I meant elite not elete.

  • Timothy David

    I hope we beat them by 20 next year! Lol. All the best to him moving forward.

  • Stephen Chang

    Not surprised, but I wish him the best moving forward.