A lot of you, me included, have been concerned with the lack of recruiting successes in the '15 and '16 cycles. This is exacerbated by strong classes by MSU and OSU. I thought it would interesting to see how the incoming transfer, potential recruits and the foreign prospect stack-up against other B1G teams.
I'm using 247 sports composite for rankings and the class calculator. Those without a 247 ranking I used a similar player in the '15 recruiting class with the presumed rankings below. For example, Raymond Spalding in place of Wagner. I'm making assumptions with the rankings, obviously, but I think I'm close to reality.
Moritz Wagner - regarded as a top 50 recruit if he was in American high school. That makes him a 4*, 98 points.
Duncan Robinson - 6'8" shooter with experience and impressive statistics. I don't know, high 3*? ~150th, 90 pts.
Kenny Williams - 4*, 89th, 94 pts
Jaylin Brown - 5*, 3rd, 99 pts
If KW signs we will have roughly 49.95 pts in the team rankings. JB, 49.77 pts.
Current 2015 B1G recruiting rankings(247):
- MSU - 50.8
- OSU - 49.5
- Illinois - 48.09
- Indiana - 44.89
Teams could add more players, which means more points. In 2014 we had the 4th best recruiting class in the B1G according to 247 with 44.71 points. So, potentially better than last year based on rankings alone.
Sounds like a good, hard-working kid who grew up loving Michigan. Always need a couple kids like this on the roster.
Ohio State Freshman G D'Angelo Russell has officially declared for the 2015 NBA draft. He is currently projected as a lottery pick at #4 on Ford's Big Board. Not sure quite what to make of this quote:
"I believe I am ready because my approach was to unpack my bags, get committed to winning and listening to the coaches -- as opposed to coming in and saying I am a pro and trying to leave. I wasn't trying to get in and out at Ohio State."
Here's the link:
The Gavitt Games are a Big Ten - Big East basketball series that will start this fall. Michigan will host Xavier on Fri Nov 20. Georgetown at Maryland is the other top matchup in the schedule announced today.