2014 Intro: Grant Evans

grantevans072911[1]Grant Evans is a 6-foot-2 guard out of Wapahani High School in Liberty Township, Indiana, where he averaged 20.7 points and 5.2 rebounds as a freshman. With numbers like that, it’s no surprise that the left-handed sharp shooter has garnered interest from many high major programs and has an early offer from Wright State. Evans has visited Indiana, Butler and Michigan in recent weeks and has plans to travel to Wisconsin, Minnesota and Purdue before his high school season. Here’s what he had to say about his Michigan visit and the recruiting process so far:

For those who haven’t seen you play, can you describe your game? Right now the best aspect of my game is my shot. If I have to get to the hole I can, but that’s something I still need to work on.

What have you been doing to prepare for the upcoming season? Right now we’re just working out pretty much every day after school to prepare for the high school season.

What schools are currently recruiting you? Indiana, Purdue, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Xavier, Wright State and Butler.

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2014 Intro: Perry Poindexter

Perry Poindexter is a 6-foot-7, 190-pound power forward from North Central High School in Indianapolis. He played junior varsity as a freshman last season, but his 7-foot-2 wingspan and his potential have caught the eye of many Big Ten schools. Poindexter is rated the No. 4 player in Indiana’s class of 2014 by Inside the Hall. Here’s what Poindexter had to say about his game and the recruiting process so far:

For those who haven’t seen you play, can you describe your game? Offensively, just finishing around the basket. Defensively, controlling the middle and that’s really it.

What’s your biggest strength? Probably finishing on the inside and my post defense, guarding people that are bigger than me.

What schools are recruiting you right now? Purdue, Indiana, Xavier, Michigan, Michigan State, IUPUI, Butler and Illinois.

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2014 Intro: Sean Sellers

Sean Sellers is a 6-foot-5 forward from Greensburg High School in Indiana, where he averaged 15.3 points and 6.7 rebounds as a freshman. He’s still early in the recruiting process, but he’s already garnered high major interest and is rated the No. 6 2014 prospect Indiana by Inside the Hall. Michigan coaches followed him on the July AAU circuit and more recently U-M assistant coach Jeff Meyer stopped by Greensburg for an open gym. I caught up with Sellers on Sunday to discuss his recruitment and unofficial visit to Michigan for the Eastern Michigan football game.

How would you describe your game? I’m a shooter, but if the defense will crowd me I can drive past them and I’ll dish to my teammates who will score inside.

What schools are recruiting you right now? Michigan, Butler, Purdue and maybe Michigan State a little bit.

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Open Thread: Predict U-M’s Regular Season Record

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The schedule is finalized, practice begins in just under a month and Michigan will play its first regular season game in under two months time. March is a distant memory and, despite the requisite fall attention to the gridiron, it’s almost basketball season.

As preview magazines and predictions begin leaking out onto the internet, we want to hear your opinion. How many games does this Michigan team win? The Wolverines will play 31 games – 13 games out of conference and 18 Big Ten match-ups. Review the schedule, vote in our poll and let us know what you think in the comments.

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CBS: McGary’s Parents Favor Duke, AAU Coach Michigan

bilde[1]CBS Sports’ Jeff Goodman stopped by Brewster Academy’s open gym on Wednesday and had the opportunity to talk with many of Brewster’s highly rated recruits, including Michigan target Mitch McGary. Goodman relays that McGary “didn’t deny” that his parents favor Duke while his AAU coach, Wayne Brumm, favors Michigan. John Beilein and Roy Williams were at Brewster yesterday while Coach K will stop by today. McGary continues to keep things close to the vest:

McGary didn’t deny the fact that his parents favor Duke while his summer coach with the SYF team, Wayne Brumm, likes Michigan.

“I’m keeping quiet,” he said. “I’m putting it down on paper and seeing what school fits me. I’m not sure when I’ll commit.”

Could today be the day? It’s when Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski will travel to Brewster and meet with McGary.

McGary discusses his process, potential future official visits and more in the full article.

Class of 2013 Big Ten Recruiting Rankings: September 14th, 2011

In what will become a regularly updated feature, here is the first iteration of the Class of 2013 Big Ten Recruiting Rankings. All of the data is compiled by Trent Montemayor, who also compiled the 2012 rankings two weeks ago. With just 14 commitments throughout the conference, it’s still early for the class of 2013 but several schools like Michigan, Purdue, Illinois and Indiana have gotten off to a nice start.

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Rank School # Commits Rivals Avg. Scout Avg. ESPN Avg.
1 Michigan 4 3.50 3.25 3.25
2 Purdue 3 3.67 3.67 3.67
3 Illinois 2 4.00 4.00 3.50
4 Ohio State 1 4.00 5.00 4.00
5 Indiana 2 3.00 3.00 3.50
6 Nebraska 1 0.00 0.00 2.00
7 Northwestern 1 0.00 0.00 0.00
T-8 Iowa 0 N/A N/A N/A
T-8 Michigan State 0 N/A N/A N/A
T-8 Minnesota 0 N/A N/A N/A
T-8 Penn State 0 N/A N/A N/A
T-8 Wisconsin 0 N/A N/A N/A

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