Basketball Recruiting Primer (9/28/2014 Update)
By Sam Webb

Primer Note
The "status" index to each profile details whether a player has committed, been offered, or relfects our OPINIONS on where each respective player stands on Michigan's current recruiting board based on all of the information gathered up to this point. The are five designations.

Committed - Player has verbally pledged to the Michigan
Offered - Player has been extended a scholarship offer, but has yet to make a decision
Major Target - Player who Michigan is showing strong interest in and who has significant chance of receiving offer
Target - Player who is receiving interest from Michigan and could rise to Major Target level with further evaluation (or in the case of highly rated prospects, if they show more mutual interest in the Wolverines)
Watch List- Player that Michigan is showing limited interest in

  - change has been made to status since last update

The list is ordered first by Status and then sub-ordered by rating. The players are then listed alphabetically.

This list will be updated regularly as new players are discovered and players already listed make their decisions. The link to the Primer will reside permanently on the left NAV bar under Site Extras.

Table of Contents (Click link to jump to desired section)

  1. Scholarship Breakdown
  2. 2014 Commits & Recruits
  3. 2015 Commits & Recruits
  4. 2016 Commits & Recruits


Scholarship Breakdown

Michigan basketball recruiting and scholarship outlook & breakdown by season:

2014 - 2015 Scholarships
No. Name Pos. HT. WT. Cl/Elig.
44 Max Bielfeldt 4 6-7 245 Sr./Jr.
2 Spike Albrecht 1 6-0 180 Jr./Jr.
23 Caris Levert 1/2 6-5 165 Jr./Jr.
10 Derrick Walton 1 6-0 180 So./So.
21 Zak Irvin 2/3 6-6 175 So./So.
34 Mark Donnal 4/5 6-9 225 So./Fr.
  Austin Hatch 3 6-6 210 Fr./Fr.
  Ricky Doyle 5 6-10 240 Fr./Fr.
  Kameron Chatman 1/2/3/4 6-7 180 Fr./Fr.
  D.J. Wilson 4 6-9 210 Fr./Fr.
  Muhammad Ali Abdur-Rahkman 2/3 6-3 180 Fr./Fr.
  Aubrey Dawkins 3/4 6-6 185 Fr./Fr.
  Open        
  OVERSIGN SLOT        
2015 - 2016 Scholarships
No. Name Pos. HT. WT. Cl/Elig.
44 Max Bielfeldt 4 6-7 245 5th/Sr.
2 Spike Albrecht 1 6-0 180 Sr./Sr.
23 Caris Levert 1/2 6-5 165 Sr./Sr.
10 Derrick Walton 1 6-0 180 Jr./Jr.
21 Zak Irvin 2/3 6-6 175 Jr./Jr..
34 Mark Donnal 4/5 6-9 225 Jr./So.
  Austin Hatch 3 6-6 210 So./So.
  Ricky Doyle 5 6-10 240 So./So.
  Kameron Chatman 1/2/3/4 6-7 180 So./So.
  D.J. Wilson 4 6-9 210 So./So.
  Muhammad Ali Abdur-Rahkman 2/3 6-3 180 So./So.
  Aubrey Dawkins 3/4 6-6 185 So./So.
  Open        
  OVERSIGN SLOT        
2016 - 2017 Scholarships
No. Name Pos. HT. WT. Cl/Elig.
10 Derrick Walton 1 6-0 180 Sr./Sr.
21 Zak Irvin 2/3 6-6 175 Sr./Sr.
34 Mark Donnal 4/5 6-9 225 Sr./Jr.
  Austin Hatch 3 6-6 210 Jr./Jr.
  Ricky Doyle 5 6-10 240 Jr./Jr.
  Kameron Chatman 1/2/3/4 6-7 180 Jr./Jr.
  D.J. Wilson 4 6-9 210 Jr./Jr.
  Muhammad Ali Abdur-Rahkman 2/3 6-3 180 Jr./Jr.
  Aubrey Dawkins 3/4 6-6 185 Jr./Jr.
  Open        
  Open        
  Open        
  Open        
  OVERSIGN SLOT        
2017 - 2018 Scholarships
No. Name Pos. HT. WT. Cl/Elig.
34 Mark Donnal 4/5 6-9 225 5th/Sr.
  Austin Hatch 3 6-6 210 Sr./Sr.
  Ricky Doyle 5 6-10 240 Sr./Sr.
  Kameron Chatman 1/2/3 6-7 180 Sr./Sr.
  D.J. Wilson 4 6-9 210 Sr./Sr.
  Muhammad Ali Abdur-Rahkman 2/3 6-3 180 Sr./Sr.
  Aubrey Dawkins 3/4 6-6 185 Sr./Sr.
  Open        
  Open        
  Open        
  Open        
  Open        
  Open        
  OVERSIGN SLOT        

Scholarship items of note:

  • RS - Redshirt
  • Oversign slot - The Big 10 allows its teams to oversign by one, but the hard cap of 13 scholarships cannot be exceeded when the class actually enrolls in school

 


2014 Commits & Recruits

Class commentary: Former 2013 verbal commitment Austin Hatch has reclassified to the class of 2014.

2014 Michigan Commitments
  Status Player Info Notes, Scouting & Links
Committed

Ricky Doyle


HS Pos: PF
Ht: 6-9
Wt:240

Home town: Fort Myers, FL
HS: Bishop Verot
AAU Team:

 
Austin Hatch Committed

Austin Hatch


HS Pos: PF
Ht:
6-6
Wt: 210

Hometown: Ft. Wayne, IL
HS:
Canterbury HS
AAU Team: Spiece

 
Committed

Kameron Chatman


HS Pos: SF
Ht: 6-7
Wt:180

Home town: Portland, OR
HS: Columbia Christian
AAU Team: ICP Elite

 

Committed

D.J. Wilson


HS Pos: PF
Ht: 6-8
Wt: 200

Home town: Sacramento, CA
HS: Capital Christian
AAU Team: Team Superstar

 

Committed

Muhammad Ali Abdur-Rahkman

NR
HS Pos: SG
Ht: 6-3
Wt:180

Home town: Allentown, PA
HS: Central Catholic
AAU Team: N/A

 

Committed

Aubrey Dawkins


HS Pos: SF
Ht: 6-6
Wt: 180

Home town: Palo Alton, Calif.
HS: New Hampton (N.H.) Prep
AAU Team: N/A

 


2014 Top Recruiting Targets
  Status Player Info Notes, Scouting & Links
   

 

 

 

Other 2014 Michigan Targets
Name Status Rating Position Info Location
         

 


2015 Commits & Recruits

2015 Top Recruiting Targets
  Status Player Info Notes, Scouting & Links
Offered

Jalen Brunson


HS Pos: PG
Ht: 6-0
Wt: 170

Home town: Des Plaines, IL
HS: Stevenson School
AAU Team: Mac Irvin Fire

 
Offered

Jalen Coleman


HS Pos: SG
Ht: 6-4
Wt: 185

Hometown: Indianapolis, IN
HS: Cathedral
AAU Team: Spiece Indy Heat

 
Offered

Eric Davis


HS Pos: SG
Ht: 6-3
Wt:165

Hometown: Saginaw, MI
HS: Arthur Hill
AAU Team: The Family

 
Major Target

Henry Ellenson


HS Pos: C
Ht: 6-9
Wt:250

Hometown: Rice Lake, WI
HS: Rice Lake
AAU Team: Minnesota Pump & Run

 
Major Target

Caleb Swanigan


HS Pos: C
Ht: 6-8
Wt: 265

Hometown: Ft. Wayne, IN
HS: Homestead
AAU Team: Spiece Indy Heat

Recently reclassified to 2015
Major Target

Prince Ali


HS Pos: SG
Ht: 6-3
Wt: 180

Hometown: Weston, FL
HS: Sagemont Upper School
AAU Team: Southern Stampede

 

 

Other 2015 Michigan Targets
Name Status Rating Position Info Location
Carlton Bragg Target 6-8, 195, PF Cleveland (OH) St. Joseph
Perry Dozier Target 6-6, 185, SG Columbia (SC) Spring Valley
Diamond Stone Target 6-10, 240, C Milwaukee (WS) Dominican
Esa Ahmad Target 6-8, 210, PF Shaker Heights (OH)
Dwayne Bacon Target 6-6, 215, SF Bradenton (Fla.) IMG
Trevor Manuel Target 6-8, 200, PF Lansing (MI) Sexton
John Sharma Target 6-11, 210, C Northfield (MA)
         
Evan Boudreaux Target 6-7, 210, PF Lake Forest (IL)
A.J. Turner Target 6-6, 185 PG/SG New Hampton (N.H.) Prep
Tyler Williams Target 6-4, 175, SG Lewisville (TX) Hebron
Seth Dugan Target NR 6-11, 230, PF Ostego (MI)
         
Elijah Thomas Watch List 6-9, 240, C Dallas (TX) Prime Prep
Stephen Zimmerman Watch List 7-0, 215, C Las Vegas (NV) Bishop Gorman
Austin Conway Watch List 5-8, 165, PG Aurora (CO) Overland
Brad Brechting Watch List 6-9, 200, PF Cedar Springs (MI)
Hyron Edwards Watch List 6-1, 165, PG East Chicago (IN)
Bronson Kessinger
Watch List 6-6, 210, PF Corydon (IN) Central
Corey Sanders Watch List 6-2, 175, PG Lakeland (FL) McKeel Academy Of Applied Tech
Derrik Smits Watch List 7-0, 215, C Zionsville (IN)
K.J. Walton Watch List 6-3, 185, SG/PG Brownsburg (IN) HS
Chandler White Watch List 6-2, 180, PG/SG Fort Wayne (IN) Carroll
Gary Bonds Watch List 6-7/195, PF Indianapolis (IN) Scecina Memorial
Brennan Gillis Watch List 6-6, 205, PF Indianapolis (IN) Ben Davis
Matt Holba Watch List 6-7, 195, PF Chesterton (IN)
Deleon Brown Watch List NR 6-2, 165, SG East Grand Rapids (MI)
Xavier Cochran Watch List NR 6-3, 175, SG Ann Arbor (MI) Huron
Rodney Culver Watch List NR 6-3, 175, SG Pickerington (OH) Central
Bakari Evelyn Watch List NR 6-2, 170, PG Southfield (MI) Christian
Justin Greason Watch List NR 6-9, 205, PF Utica (MI) Eisenhower
Kual Nhial Watch List NR 6-6, 190, SF/PF Grand Rapids (MI) Northpointe Christian

 


2016 Commits & Recruits

2016 Top Recruiting Targets
  Status Player Info Notes, Scouting & Links
Offered

Tyus Battle


HS Pos: SG
Ht: 6-6
Wt: 195

Home town: Gladstone, NJ
HS: Gill St. Bernards
AAU Team: Team Final

 
Offered

T.J. Leaf


HS Pos: PF
Ht: 6-10
Wt: 205

Hometown: El Cajon, CA
HS: Foothills Christian
AAU Team: Compton Magic

 
Offered

Derryck Thornton


HS Pos: PG
Ht: 6-2
Wt: 170

Hometown: Henderson, NV
HS: Findlay Prep
AAU Team:

 
Offered

Cassius Winston


HS Pos: PG
Ht: 6-0
Wt: 170

Hometown: Detroit, MI
HS:U of D Jesuit
AAU Team: The Family

 
Offered

Quentin Goodini


HS Pos: PG
Ht: 6-2
Wt: 180

Hometown: Campbellsville, KY
HS: Taylor County High School
AAU Team: St. Louis Eagles

 
Offered

Seth Towns


HS Pos: SF/PF
Ht: 6-7
Wt: 190

Hometown: Columbus, OH
HS: Northland
AAU Team: Always 100

 
Offered

Jon Teske

NR
HS Pos: C
Ht: 6-10
Wt: 200

Hometown: Medina, OH
HS: Median
AAU Team: Team Work

 
Major Target

Josh Langford


HS Pos: SG
Ht: 6-5
Wt: 200

Hometown: Madison, AL
HS: Madison Academy
AAU Team:

 
Major Target

Eron Gordon


HS Pos: SG
Ht: 6-2
Wt: 175

Hometown: Indianapolis, IN
HS: North Central
AAU Team: Eric Gordon All Stars

 
Major Target

Jamal Murray


HS Pos: PG/SG
Ht: 6-4
Wt: 195

Hometown: Kitchener, ON
HS: Grand River CI
AAU Team: CIA Bounce

 
Major Target

Devearl Ramsey


HS Pos: PG
Ht: 5-10
Wt: 170

Hometown: Chatsworth, CA
HS: Sierra Canyon
AAU Team: California Supreme

 

 

 

 

2016 Michigan Targets
Name Status Rating Position Info Location
Josh Jackson Target 6-6, 210, SF Detroit Consortium
Miles Bridges Target 6-5, 190, SF Huntington (WV) Prep
Derek Funderburk Target 6-9, 205, PF Lakewood (OH) St. Edward
Dennis Smith Target 6-2, 275, PG Fayetteville (NC) Trinity Christian
Barrett Benson Target 6-9, 235, PF Darien (IL) Hinsdale South
Kyle Guy Target 6-3, 155, SG Indianapolis (IN) Lawrence Cen
Matthew Moyer
Target 6-6, 205, SF Gahanna (OH) Lincoln
Skyler Nash Target 6-4, 205, SG Chicago (IL) De La Salle
Devon Daniels Target NR 6-2, 190, SG Kalamazoo (MI) Central
Ty Groce Target NR 6-6, 185, SF Ypsilanti (MI) Lincoln
Jalen Tate Target NR 6-2, 170, G Pickerington (OH) Central
Justin Turner
Target NR 6-3, 175, SG Detroit Renaissance
D.J. Wilkins Watch List 6-2, 170, SG Merrillville (IN)
Corey Allen Watch List NR 6-0, 160, PG Ypsilanti (MI)
Marlow Brown Watch List NR 6-4, 160, SF Southfield (MI) Christian
Jarron Cumberland Watch List NR 6-4, 205, SF Wilmington (OH)
Austin Davis Watch List NR 6-10, 240, C Onsted (MI)
Ibi Watson Watch List NR 6-3, 175, SG Plains (OH) Athens