- Michigan continues to put the full court press on 2012 five star Mitch McGary as three Wolverine coaches traveled to Brewster Academy last night to stop in on McGary, from there the Michigan staff traveled to Indiana where they had a visit with McGary’s family. This was the third time in three weeks that U-M coaches have stopped in on McGary at Brewster.
- On Sam Webb’s WTKA recruiting roundup (7:45 mark) this morning he shared his opinion that Duke and Michigan are the top teams on McGary’s list. McGary continues to keep things close to the vest but it’s clear that things are heating up as the early signing period draws closer.
- Student basketball tickets are on sale now until Friday, October 7th.
- 2014 Indiana guard Aaron Brennan visited Michigan last weekend for the San Diego State game and will travel to Purdue this weekend and Iowa on October 15th. Brennan is rated the No. 19 prospect in Indiana’s class of 2014 by the Indy Star.
- Michigan stopped by Cincinnati Moeller, presumably taking a look at Josh Davenport.
- A couple other Ohio underclassmen receiving Michigan interest are profiled in this article including standout Luke Kennard (2015, already unofficially visited), 2014 wing Vincent Edwards (planning visit to U-M) and 2015 guard Amos “A.J.” Harris (U-M interest). Kennard, an incoming freshman, is a big time prospect despite only entering his freshman year and he’s a priority for the Michigan staff.
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- Ohio State freshman sidelined by grades
Incoming Ohio State freshman LaQuinton Ross has been declared academically ineligible by the NCAA.
John Beilein and Bacari Alexander traveled to Vermont Academy two weeks ago to watch 2013 Texas native Dominic Woodson. On Tuesday evening, assistant coach Jeff Meyer made a return trip east to watch Woodson in action once again.
The 6-foot-9, 265 pound, big man is one of the fastest rising 2013 post players in the country and caught the Michigan staff’s attention this July while playing with the Ray Jackson Shooting Stars. The Wolverines aren’t the only high major program taking notice, Woodson has also earned offers from Michigan State, Maryland, Oklahoma, Baylor, Illinois and TCU along with heavy interest from Louisville, West Virginia, Texas, Michigan, Connecticut and Florida.
More on Woodson’s recruitment and other recent Wolverine recruiting trips after the jump.
Here is some fresh video footage of 2012 Michigan recruiting target Mitch McGary from the Under Armour Summer Jam thanks to our friends at Michigan Prep Stars. McGary is down to a final six schools of Duke, Florida, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan and North Carolina.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. — University of Michigan men’s basketball coach John Beilein announced today (Monday, Sept. 26) junior guard Jordan Dumars (Detroit, Mich./Detroit Country Day) has decided to leave the Wolverine program.
“Jordan has worked very hard the last two years to get back to the court,” said Beilein. “However, these injuries have not allowed him to play basketball at a level he expects. This has not been easy for him and I know he has thought long and hard about this decision. We will miss Jordan. He is a wonderful young man, with a very bright future.”
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Trevon Bluiett is a 6-foot-5, 185-pound small forward from Park Tudor High School in Indianapolis. His coach is former New Jersey Nets assistant and former University of Memphis assistant Ed Schilling. In the 2A State Championship game last year, Bluiett, then a freshman, had 21 points and 8 rebounds and made the game-winning bucket. He’s already received offers from several schools, including Indiana and Purdue. I caught up with the sophomore earlier this week. (Find more video at Inside the Hall)
How would you describe your game? I’d say I’m a shooter. I can get to the hole whenever needed, and I can go out and guard somebody if somebody needs me to. Kind of like an all-around game.
What schools are recruiting you? I have Indiana, Purdue, Xavier, IUPUI and Virginia as my offers. Florida State, Marquette, Michigan, Dayton and Illinois are the other schools that are contacting me the most right now.
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2012 Michigan commitment Glenn Robinson III participated in Under Amour’s inaugural Grind Session camp over the weekend. The event was hosted in Chicago and featured 50 of the nation’s top players regardless of class. The combine style event featured traditional athletic testing as well as professional level instruction and drills.
Robinson measured very well during combine testing and recorded the highest vertical leap of all camp participants. Under Armour’s website lists Robinson with a 36-inch vertical leap, 12-foot vertical approach with measurements of 6′ 4.25″ (presumably without shoes) and 204 pounds. He also appears to have the best Combine 360 composite score that’s listed on the website with a mark of 298. You can find Robinson’s full testing results as well as scouting notes from around the internet after the jump.
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