Despite the commitments of Glenn Robinson III and Nick Stauskas, Michigan continues to evaluate further options in the class of 2012. A number of instate 2012 prospects have played well this spring, including Javontae Hawkins, Sherron Dorsey-Walker, and Chris Jenkins. Jenkins is lengthy wing from Detroit Jesuit that Joe interviewed back in March. Playing with the REACH Legends, he was named the MVP of the Grand Rapids Storm Classic and Michigan Prep Stars was on the scene to put together a video containing footage from both the Motown Showdown and Storm Classic.
Derrick Walton played very well for the Michigan Mustang 16u squad at King James, leading his team to a 2-0 superpool performance and a nice win over the NY Gauchos. We scouted Walton here but here is footage of Walton from the first two games of the King James Classic. Walton reported interest from Michigan, Michigan State, Connecticut, Purdue and Notre Dame and mentioned that he feels a Michigan offer is coming soon.
This footage isn’t the greatest because of the level of competition, a running clock and ample rest for the Team Detroit starters, but it’s still enough to get a first look at Monte Morris, Denzel Watts and Leo Edwards. For more footage of Monte Morris, make sure to check out the video we posted last week.
2013 point guard Derrick Walton
I was only able to stay at the King James Classic through pool play, and was victim to a couple of no-shows, so I spent the majority of my time focusing on a couple 2013 prospects from the state of Michigan. Full scouting reports of that group, including Derrick Walton, Steve Haney Jr., Monte Morris, Denzel Watts and Leo Edwards, after the jump. We will also have some videos posted later today.
2012 Michigan commitment Nik Stauskas was back at home over the holidays and put together a couple videos of him working out. One has been floating around all weekend, with Nik going through an array of ball handling and shooting drills (after the jump), but the latest video might be even more impressive. Nik focuses entirely on shooting the second video and makes 95 threes in 5 minutes and 123 of 141 threes in 6 and a half minutes.
The original workout video is after the jump. [click to continue…]