B1G, if true
Chatman up to 25, Wilson up to 86. Both 4 stars with Chatman one spot short of the 5 stars. Doyle not in the top 150. This could end up being a sneaky-good class.
The Detroit News has a brief interview with JMo after he threw out the first pitch at the Tigers game last night. He says there is some interest from NBA teams and he hopes to get some workouts. He feels confident he can play in the NBA because people told him he'd never play at Michigan.
He said he didn't want to get flashy and he played the Denard video a lot prior to the game. He didn't want a repeat.
Wish him the best with his NBA prusuit. I'm sure he will do well in Europe if that doesn't work out.
I will embed the video below.
Courtesy of an article from Brendan Quinn, there's further clarity on where Michigan stands with Cole Huff, the 6-8 sophomore forward transferring from Nevada (who would have to sit out 2014-15 and have two years of eligibility after that). There's clear mutual interest, but Michigan has only one scholarship left, and it has been offered to Aubrey Dawkins, currently on an official visit to Dayton after visiting Michigan last weekend. If Dawkins commits to Michigan, there will be a scholarship to offer to Huff only if Mitch McGary leaves for the NBA.
If McGary enters the draft, Michigan would again hold an open scholarship to potentially offer Huff.
"I guess I'll know more after this week," Huff said.
Should there be a scholarship available, Huff said he'd like to have a visit scheduled with Michigan by early next week. U-M typically does not make formal scholarship offers until a recruit visits campus.
As of now Huff is visiting Creighton on Sunday, Iowa on May 2, and Dayton on May 9. On Wednesday, a day after meeting with Jordan, he welcomed Iowa assistant Andrew Francis and Creighton head coach Greg McDermott to Reno.
One thing that's clear: Michigan's interest in Huff does not indicate that the Michigan staff
thinks already knows that McGary is leaving. Also, note that the article clearly states that Michigan currently has one open scholarship. There's absolutely no mention of any contingency involving Austin Hatch's scholarship.
One other thing to note is Huff's reason for leaving Nevada:
"It was more about how I was being used (in the system)," Huff said of his decision to transfer. "Nevada did a great job using me as a pick-and-pop player and putting me down low with my back to the basket, but that's not all of who I am. I think I can be used for more than that.”
At Michigan, he wouldn't be expected to play with his back to the basket even if he played the 4, so it seems like the coaches should be able to make a good argument to him about why he would fit in quite well at Michigan.
EDIT: As I posted below, Huff's former AAU coach has tweeted that Huff has a final four of Creighton, Dayton, Iowa, and Michigan, so UCLA and USC are apparently out of it. Decision "will be made shortly after his visits." No Michigan visit has been announced yet, presumably because they're waiting to see if a scholarship will be available.
Nice story on Mlive as someone mentioned yesterday about how Muhammed Ali made it to Michigan. As has been mentioned, a former coach from Buffalo called Beilein. Coach Rooney, who is now in real estate, but still watched a lot of area basketball asked MAAR's coach why he hadn't signed and he was told he was waiting. Rooney told MAAR's coach he would make some calls. The coach throught it was a joke when he heard he had a message from Beilein who was the first person Rooney called. His next call, if Beilein wasn't interested, was going to be Sean Miller at Arizona, who he also had connections with. It wasn't necessary.
Very good read and you have to feel happy for this kid.
Take 2014 F Marial Shayok off the list for potential late adds. He committed to Virginia tonight. Not sure how serious the coaching staff truly was about bringing him in as reports of an offer to him were quickly shot down...