Video: Zak Irvin at 2011 Flyin to the Hoop

Our friends at City League Hoops managed to dig up some footage of recent Michigan commitment Zak Irvin after Irvin made his pledge yesterday. This footage is from 2011 Flyin’ to the Hoop event that took place in Dayton last winter.

For much more on Irvin make sure to view his recruiting profile and commitment post.

Zak Irvin to Michigan

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John Beilein discovered Zak Irvin over a year ago while watching his high school teammate, Gary Harris, in practice. Ever since, the 6-foot-6 wing forward has been one of the top 2013 prospects on Michigan’s recruiting board. Irvin picked up plenty of early offers but stayed true to the process, waiting patiently and opting not to commit early like so many other highly touted Indiana natives. In June he picked up coveted offers from Michigan and Butler, his eventual final two schools, before putting together his best month of basketball on the July evaluation circuit.

After officially trimming his list to just two schools last week, Irvin made the call today and informed John Beilein that he wanted to join the Wolverines – as was confirmed by his AAU coach. He is the third 2013 commitment for John Beilein, joining Austin Hatch and Mark Donnal in the class. Irvin is also the third commitment from the state of Indiana in Michigan’s 2012 and 2013 classes. Find more information, scouting reports and video after the jump.

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Zak Irvin Sets Decision Date, Will Announce Tomorrow

irvinprofile021711[1]Zak Irvin officially trimmed his list to just two schools, Michigan and Butler, earlier this week and now he’s set a date to make his decision. The 2013 wing forward confirmed this afternoon that he will announce his college choice tomorrow (Sunday, July 31st).

Irvin’s decision comes on the heels of a great month of July featuring strong performances at several high profile AAU tournaments. The multi-dimensional wing forward holds offers from Butler, Baylor, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Miami (FL), Purdue, Tennessee and Xavier.

Stay tuned to UMHoops.com for the latest on Zak Irvin and Michigan basketball recruiting. You can also view previous scouting reports and video of Irvin on his recruiting profile page.

Friday Links

Video: Nik Stauskas in 2011 Canadian Flight Games Dunk Contest

Nik Stauskas put together an impressive July on the AAU circuit and wrapped it up with one final event last night, the 2011 Canadian Flight Games. Stauskas won MVP of the Canadian exhibition game, which featured a Canadian team against an American team from Buffalo, and he also won the three point contest. This footage is from the dunk contest, where Stauskas placed third:

Nik will be making an unofficial visit up to Michigan on August 1st as a thank you for all of the attention that the Michigan staff paid him on the recruiting trail this July.

Video: Mitch McGary at 2011 Super Showcase

Mitch McGary has clearly established himself as one of the top ten class of 2012 prospects in the country. He’s impressed scouts on the summer circuit with his size, athleticism and high energy style of play. The rising senior attracted college coaches from across the country during July and has drawn offers and interest from a who’s who of high major college programs including Duke, North Carolina, Florida, Maryland and Kentucky. John Beilein and the Michigan Wolverines have also continued to make headway in McGary’s recruitment, having recruited him since he was back at Chesterton High School in Indiana.

InsideCarolina.com recently posted this footage of McGary at the 2011 Super Showcase:

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