By Dylan Burkhardt | Recruits | Posted on October 3, 2011 at 2:18 am
ESPN High School posted Mitch McGary’s latest blog update late Sunday evening. The blog details McGary’s life at Brewster, favorite music and also updates some very notable events in his recruitment. The notable developments:
McGary hasn’t committed anywhere.
He has cancelled all future visits, including Kentucky’s Midnight Madness.
He plans to make his college decision within the next month.
He reports that Duke has been up to see him the most, with Michigan next.
As far as more visits, I don’t think I’ll be making any. I’m not gonna go to Kentucky’s Midnight Madness, I feel like I have all the information that I need to start to think about a decision. Within the next month I hope to have a decision made.
Then you’ve got Michigan. I look at who they’ve got coming in and I know they’re in a rebuilding situation, but I know that’s a situation where I could really come in and make a strong footprint. I feel like I could really help them and have a strong season there as a freshman. I like the Big Ten because it’s known for having blue-collar type players, but the pace tends to be a little slower. I love to go to work in the paint, but I like to get out and run more so with Michigan that’s something that I’ll have to really look at.
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.
2014 Indiana guard Aaron Brennanvisited 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.
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.
By Dylan Burkhardt | Recruits | Posted on September 27, 2011 at 8:30 pm
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.
By Dylan Burkhardt | Recruits | Posted on September 27, 2011 at 12:17 pm
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.
Wing guard Jordan Dumars has opted to leave the Michigan basketball program per a university release. Here’s the full release with quotes from Jordan Dumars and Michigan head coach John Beilein.
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.” [click to continue…]