On today's recruiting roundup, Sam Webb provided a good summary of where Michigan basketball's 2014 recruiting stands following Bates-Diop and Tate committing to OSU. Here's a link to the podcast and an embed:
Sam briefly mentioned the two other prospects who currently have Michigan offers—Devin Booker, a 6-4 shooting guard from Moss Point H.S. in Mississippi, ranked #18 in the country by ESPN, and Trevon Bluiett, a 6-5 small forward from Park Tudor School in Indianapolis, ranked #47 nationally. Sam said that the Wolverines seem really strong with Bluiett.
Two other 2014 prospects seem to be next in line to get a Michigan offer, according to Sam:
- Vincent Edwards: 6-6 small forward from Middletown H.S. in Ohio. Michigan staff has told him that if he makes it to campus, he'll get an offer.
- Ricky Doyle: 6-9 power forward out of Bishop Verot H.S. in Fort Myers, Florida. Doyle is looking for a school combining academics and athletics, so Michigan and Duke both have a good shot at him.
Also, here are a couple more names to keep an eye on: Tyler Wideman, a 6-7 PF out of Lake Central H.S., the same school that Glenn Robinson III attended, and Kameron Chatman, a 6-6 small forward from Long Beach Polytechnic in California.
This may all be old news for those who have been following Michigan basketball recruiting closely, but I haven't really been doing so, and I found Sam's rundown useful. More than anything, I think this points out that there are still plenty of other good prospects on Michigan's radar for 2014
Jae'Sean Tate commits to OSU. Tough blow after losing Keita Bates-Diop to them.
Michigan goes up 1 spot in this week's rankings (Week 3)! Still can't believe that 3 out of the top 4 teams are all in the Big 10, so impressive!
EDIT: Sorry, I forgot to post the link from ESPN. (Thanks robbyt003)
NC State is getting killed right now by Oklahoma St in the Puerto Rico Tip-Off championship game, they're down by 20 with a minute to go.
This game looked a bit worrisome with the talent that the Wolfpack brought in but seeing them look awful gives me quite a bit of a confidence boost come November 27th.
Pittsburgh needed a big second half and overtime to beat Oakland at home yesterday. This is the same Oakland team that already had losses to Boise State and Louisiana-Lafayette.
It seems like Pittsburgh relies on three key players for most of their offense: Talib Zanna (6'9" Forward) 14 ppg, Tray Woodall (6'0" Guard) 13.8 ppg, and J.J. Moore (6'6" Forward) 13.3 ppg. For defense, they have a 7'0" freshman averaging 2.3 blocks and 5.5 rebounds. I'm sure most of you will recognize one of the names on Pitts roster, Trey Zeigler. He is averaging around 6 points/game.
It will definitely be nice to see Michigan play an opponent from a major conference, but this Pittsburgh team seems to be more similar to their team last year (22-17) than the one they had two years ago (28-6).
Keita Bates-Diop just committed to Ohio State. What the heck just happened here? I thought someone predicted he was going to commit to Michigan a couple days ago.
Michigan b-ball target RT @ReggieRankin: Keita Bates-Diop has committed to Ohio State according to coach Mike Mullins
Official committed to THE Ohio st university!!