Niko Porikos grew up in an NTDP billet home. Cool story.
Nice story in the Detroit News about what Kameron Chatman is doing this summer. He will be in Ann Arbor next week for a summer session to prepare for the trip to Europe. He was roommates with D.J. Wilson for a camp in Sacramento and started building a bond to him.
The key part of the story is that he has bulked up to 211 lbs in anticipation of playing one of the forward spots and has already begun a workout regimen provided by Jon Sanderson.
He was one of 26 players invited to play in the Jordan Brand Classic All-American game.on April 18th in Brooklyn.
Good news for the future.
Long Beach (Calif.) Poly has produced a number of outstanding talents over the years, 6-7 wing Kameron Chatman among the latest. Rivals.com's No. 39 player in the 2014 class has picked up interest from schools nationwide - this weekend he'll very possibly receive a Michigan offer when he visits Ann Arbor for the first time.
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