By Joe Eberhardt | Recruits | Posted on August 11, 2011 at 10:00 am
John Beilein and his staff have made their presence felt in the state of Indiana after landing commitments from Glenn Robinson III, Zak Irvin and Austin Hatch within the last year. Beilein has made a conscious effort to focus on the state, which seems to always produce talented classes, and assistant coaches Jeff Meyer and Lavall Jordan both have strong ties to the state.
As Michigan shifts the recruiting calendar forward, we’ll begin to take a deeper look at some of the talented 2014 players on the Michigan radar. This video focuses on Greensburg (IN) forward Sean Sellers. The 6-foot-5 forward had a strong summer with the Eric Gordon All-Stars – drawing interest from Michigan, Indiana, Purdue, Butler and New Mexico – and also attended Michigan’s College Practice Camp in June.
Sellers is a versatile wing with above average length and improving athleticism. His biggest strength right now is his mid-range and perimeter shooting. He is also a capable slasher who absorbs contact well in the lane. His greatest area for improvement is strength, which should also help improve his reliability as a defender.
By Dylan Burkhardt | Recruits | Posted on August 9, 2011 at 12:07 pm
Dave Telep is reporting that 2012 big man Mitch McGary has narrowed his list to just six schools: Florida, Maryland, North Carolina, Michigan, Duke and Kentucky.
Here’s McGary on his choices:
“I stayed low in July but I talked to coaches on Facebook and stuff like that,” said McGary. “Some of the schools like Duke, North Carolina and Kentucky, they’ve got great coaches there. I like Michigan and Maryland in the rebuilding stage and they gave me good vibes. Florida’s pretty good and they do a lot of similar things with guys like me who are versatile.”
Michigan has one scholarship remaining in the class of 2012. The math becomes dicey when the class of 2013 arrives but that’s a problem that you deal with at the time. Schools that don’t continue to recruit fall behind and it appears that Michigan has the intention of pursuing further options for the final class of 2012 scholarship. The most likely position to be added to the class, which currently consists of wings Glenn Robinson III and Nick Stauskas, appears to be a big man.
The 2011 Maui Invitational Bracket was released by ESPN this weekend and Michigan will open the tournament against Memphis on November 21st at 3 p.m. ET on ESPN2.
Should Michigan win, the Wolverines will face the winner of the Duke vs. Tennessee game. Here’s the full bracket:
Memphis returns a very talented team and is ranked in the top 15 of most preseason top 25 rankings. Joe Jackson (USA U19) and Will Barton highlight the returning players while 5-star wing Adonis Thomas and big man Stan Simpson highlight the Tigers’ incoming class. Beyond the players on the floor, Memphis and Michigan play a dramatically different brand of basketball. Josh Pastner’s team likes to play an uptempo, sometimes turnover heavy, style of basketball compared to John Beilein’s more deliberate pace.