Basketball Recruiting Primer (11/28/2013 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:

2013 - 2014 Scholarships
No. Name Pos. HT. WT. Cl/Elig.
52 Jordan Morgan (RS) 4/5 6-8 250 5th/Sr.
15 Jon Horford (RS) 4 6-10 250 Sr./Jr.
44 Max Bielfeldt 4 6-7 245 Jr./So.
1 Glenn Robinson 3/4 6-7 210 So./So.
11 Nick Stauskas 2/3 6-6 200 So./So.
4 Mitch McGary 4/5 6-10 245 So./So.
2 Spike Albrecht 1 6-0 180 So./So.
23 Caris Levert 1/2 6-5 165 So./So.
10 Derrick Walton 1 6-0 180 Fr./Fr.
34 Mark Donnal 4/5 6-9 225 Fr./Fr.
21 Zak Irvin 2/3 6-6 175 Fr./Fr.
  Open        
  Open        
  OVERSIGN SLOT        
2014 - 2015 Scholarships
No. Name Pos. HT. WT. Cl/Elig.
15 Jon Horford (RS) 4 6-10 250 5th/Sr.
44 Max Bielfeldt 4 6-7 245 Sr./Jr.
1 Glenn Robinson 3/4 6-7 210 Jr./Jr.
11 Nick Stauskas 2/3 6-6 200 Jr./Jr.
4 Mitch McGary 4/5 6-10 245 Jr./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.
34 Mark Donnal 4/5 6-9 225 So./So.
21 Zak Irvin 2/3 6-6 175 So./So.
  Austin Hatch 3 6-6 210 Fr./Fr.
  Ricky Doyle 5 6-9 240 Fr./Fr.
  Kameron Chatman 1/2/3 6-7 180 Fr./Fr.
  OVERSIGN SLOT        
2015 - 2016 Scholarships
No. Name Pos. HT. WT. Cl/Elig.
44 Max Bielfeldt 4 6-7 245 5th/Sr.
1 Glenn Robinson 3/4 6-7 210 Sr./Sr.
11 Nick Stauskas 2/3 6-6 200 Sr./Sr.
4 Mitch McGary 4/5 6-10 245 Sr./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.
34 Mark Donnal 4/5 6-9 225 Jr./Jr.
21 Zak Irvin 2/3 6-6 175 Jr./Jr.
  Austin Hatch 3 6-6 210 So./So.
  Ricky Doyle 5 6-9 240 So./So.
  Kameron Chatman 1/2/3 6-7 180 Fr./Fr.
  Open        
  OVERSIGN SLOT        
2016 - 2017 Scholarships
No. Name Pos. HT. WT. Cl/Elig.
10 Derrick Walton 1 6-0 180 Sr./Sr.
34 Mark Donnal 4/5 6-9 225 Sr./Sr.
21 Zak Irvin 2/3 6-6 175 Sr./Sr.
  Austin Hatch 3 6-6 210 Jr./Jr.
  Ricky Doyle 5 6-9 240 Jr./Jr.
  Kameron Chatman 1/2/3 6-7 180 Fr./Fr.
  Open        
  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

D.J. Wilson


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

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

Committed

D.J. Wilson


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

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

 


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

 

 

 

Other 2014 Michigan Targets
Name Status Rating Position Info Location
Dante Exum Target 6-6, 185, PG Australian Institute of Sports
Jonah Bolden Target 6-9, 200, PF Henderson (NV) Findlay Prep

 


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

Luke Kennard


HS Pos: SG/SF
Ht: 6-5
Wt: 175

Home town: Franklin, OH
HS: Franklin
AAU Team: King James

 
Major Target

Diamond Stone


HS Pos: C
Ht: 6-10
Wt: 235

Hometown: Milwaukee, WI
HS: Dominican
AAU Team: Young Legends

 
Major Target

Elijah Thomas


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

Home town: Dallas, TX
HS: Prime Prep Academy
AAU Team: Team Texas

 
Major Target

Stephen Zimmerman


HS Pos: C
Ht: 7-0
Wt: 215

Hometown: Las Vegas, NV
HS: Bishop Gorman
AAU Team: Dream Vision

 
Major Target

Dwayne Bacon


HS Pos: SF
Ht: 6-6
Wt: 200

Hometown: Lakeland, FL
HS: McKeel Academy Of Applied Tech
AAU Team: Florida Assault

 
Major Target

Sedrick Barefield


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

Home town: Corona, CA
HS: Centennial
AAU Team: Compton Magic

 

 

Other 2015 Michigan Targets
Name Status Rating Position Info Location
Carlton Bragg Target 6-8, 195, PF Cleveland (OH) St. Joseph
Perry Dozier Target 6-3, 170, PG Columbia (SC) Spring Valley
Tyler Dorsey Target 6-4, 175, SG Bellflower (CA) St. John Bosco
Eric Davis Target 6-3, 165, SG Saginaw (MI)
Noah Dickerson Target 6-8, 220, PF Atlanta (GA) Lovett
Trevor Manuel Target 6-8, 200, PF Lansing (MI) Sexton
Jordan Ash Target 6-0, 165, PG Westchester (IL) St. Joseph's
Evan Boudreaux Target 6-7, 210, PF Lake Forest (IL)
Hyron Edwards Target 6-1, 165, PG East Chicago (IN)
Tyler Lydon Target 6-8.5, 185, PF New Hampton (NH) New Hampton
Prentiss Nixon
Target 6-2, 170, SG Bolingbrook (IL) HS
Corey Sanders Target 6-2, 175, PG Lakeland (FL) McKeel Academy Of Applied Tech
A.J. Turner Target 6-6, 185 PG/SG New Hampton (N.H.) Prep
Chandler White Target 6-2, 180, PG/SG Fort Wayne (IN) Carroll
Tyler Williams Target 6-4, 175, SG Lewisville (TX) Hebron
Nate Fowler Target 6-8, 235, PF Cincinnati (OH) Moeller
Michael Benkert Target NR 6-4, 175, SG Greenwood (IN) Center Grove
Bakari Evelyn Target NR 6-2, 170, PG Southfield (MI) Christian
Austin Conway Watch List 5-8, 165, PG Aurora (CO) Overland
Brad Brechting Watch List 6-9, 200, PF Cedar Springs (MI)
A.J. Harris Watch List 5-9, 160, PG Dayton (OH) Dunbar
Bronson Kessinger
Watch List 6-6, 210, PF Corydon (IN) Central
K.J. Walton Watch List 6-2, 175, SG/PG Brownsburg (IN) HS
Gary Bonds Watch List 6-7/195, PF Indianapolis (IN) Scecina Memorial
Ryan Fazekas Watch List 6-7, 195, SG Michigan City (IN) Marquette Catholic
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
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
Chris Palombizio Watch List NR 6-5, 175, SG Chesterton (IN)
Khari Willis Watch List NR 6-0, 170, PG Jackson (MI) Lumen Christi

 


2016 Commits & Recruits

2016 Michigan Targets
Name Status Rating Position Info Location
Tyus Battle Target NR 6-4.5, 175, SG Gladstone (NJ) Gill St. Bernards
Eron Gordon Target NR 6-2, 175, SG Indianapolis (IN) North Central
Josh Jackson Target NR 6-6, 210, SF Detroit Consortium
Josh Langford Target NR 6-5, 200, SF Madison (AL) Madison Academy
T.J. Leaf Target NR 6-7, 200, SG El Cajon (CA) Foothills Christian
Matthew Moyer
Target NR 6-6, 205, SF Gahanna (OH) Lincoln
Devearl Ramsey Target NR 5-10, 170, PG Chatsworth (CA) Sierra Canyon
Caleb Swanigan Target NR 6-7, 275, C Ft. Wayne (IN) Homestead
Jalen Tate Target NR 6-2, 170, G Pickerington (OH) Central
Derryck Thornton Target NR 6-1, 150, PG Henderson (NV) Findlay Prep
Seth Towns
Target NR 6-7, 180, SF Columbus (OH) Northland
Cassius Winston Target NR 6-0, 165, PG University Of Detroit Jesuit
Corey Allen Watch List NR 6-0, 160, PG Ypsilanti (MI)
Barrett Benson Watch List NR 6-9, 235, PF Darien (IL) Hinsdale South
Marlow Brown Watch List NR 6-4, 160, SF Southfield (MI) Christian
Devin Daniels Watch List NR 6-2, 190, SG Battle Creek (MI) Lakeview
Derek Funderburk Watch List NR 6-9, 205, SG Lakewood (OH) St. Edward
Skyler Nash Watch List NR 6-4, 205, SG Chicago (IL) De La Salle
Ibi Watson Watch List NR 6-3, 175, SG Plains (OH) Athens
D.J. Wilkins Watch List NR 6-2, 170, SG Merrillville (IN)