- Patrick Heckmann has committed to Boston College, per Eric Hoffses of EagleAction.com. That leaves only one potential option for that class, Luke Hancock (more on him in the next link), but at this point the smart bet would be on Michigan’s 2011 class sticking at three players.
- College notebook: George Mason’s Luke Hancock weighing transfer options
“Between coaches who have talked to me or have tried to get in touch with me, the number is probably around 15 or 20,” said Hancock, “I don’t have a list. It’s a lot with exams right now, but I’m handling it. I don’t really have a time frame, but my exams and the dead period [for recruiting] have given me some extra time.”
- UM’s Hardaway, MSU’s Appling to try out for USA under-19 team
It was reported that Hardaway would try out for this at the banquet but now it’s official. The tryout will run from June 17th to 24th and the actual team will play June 30-July in Europe.
- Michigan is a 7-seed in Joe Lunardi’s latest bracketology.
- Scout.com released updated 2013 rankings, expanding the field to 50, and several Michigan targets are ranked including James Young (32), EC Matthews (36), Malcolm Hill (45) and Jaylon Tate (48).
- HD Video: Trevon Bluiett at Spiece Run ‘N Slam
Video of another 2014 Indiana prospect that’s receiving Michigan interest
As we conclude our coverage from the 2011 Spiece Run ‘n Slam Classic, it seemed like a good idea to recap everything that was posted over the last several days. There were plenty of videos and scouting reports and things easily get lost in the shuffle. The tournament field was heavy on 2013 prospects, many of whom should expect a Michigan offer on June 15th.
- Video: Drake Harris at Spiece Run ‘n Slam Classic
- Video: V.J. Beachem at Spiece Run ‘n Slam Classic
- Video: Mark Donnal at Spiece Run ‘n Slam Classic
- Video: Zak Irvin at Spiece Run ‘n Slam Classic
- Video: Steven Haney Jr. and Derrick Walton at Spiece Run ‘n Slam
- Video: Jalen James at Spiece Run ‘N Slam Classic
- Notebook: Spiece Run ‘n Slam Wrap-Up
- Video: Demetrius Jackson at Spiece Run ‘n Slam
- Scouting: Michigan Targets at Spiece Run ‘n Slam
- Notes from Friday Night at Spiece
Just a freshman at Grand Rapids Christian, Drake Harris is already drawing attention from high-major programs across the country. A smooth and explosive athlete, the 6-foot-3 Harris is physically on another level than most freshman. His basketball skills aren’t far behind as he shows the ability to score the ball efficiently inside and out. Indiana has already extended a scholarship offer and both in-state schools are heavily recruiting him. Harris is planning another visit at Ann Arbor this spring but rattled off Michigan State, Texas, UCLA, Purdue and Indiana, when asked for his top five schools. Here’s footage of Harris against the REACH Legends at the Spiece Run ‘n Slam.
We’ve already posted video of Zak Irvin, V.J. Beachem’s AAU teammate, but Beachem is another long and talented wing guard in the class of 2013 from the state of Indiana. He currently lists Indiana, Purdue (offer), Michigan State, Michigan, Notre Dame, Ohio State and Butler and should be poised for a strong summer. Here are some clips from Beachem versus St. Louis Team Swish and the Illinois Wolves at the Spiece Run ‘n Slam Classic.
Demetrius Jackson was one of the most impressive guards at Spiece, and buzz around him is growing. College coaches aren’t allowed on the road to evaluate prospects but there’s no question that they have their ears to the ground, listening to scouts across the country.
One midwestern scout raved about the 2013 guard’s game, claiming that he had the potential to be a star at the next level and was the high major guard in Indiana that nobody is talking about. Michigan and Xavier prioritized Jackson early, and will almost assuredly extend a scholarship on June 15th, but now others are taking serious notice. Illinois and Notre Dame remain involved while Michigan State, Purdue and Indiana are also entering the picture.
The IndyStar profiled Jackson’s recruitment and his AAU coach explains that Michigan has prioritized the explosive guard:
“Michigan has said he’s their No. 1 recruit in that class,” Creech said. “He really tore it up at the Run ‘n’ Slam (in Fort Wayne last weekend) and a lot of coaches found out.”
If you missed it, we posted video of Jackson at the Spiece Run ‘n Slam on Monday.