this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
Basketball: Pershing v. Romulus
Michigan signee Jerret Smith and Michigan target Deshawn Sims faced off last night in a regional playoff game with Smith's Romulus team winning 82 to 68.
A couple of good threads with first hand observations on the game have popped up on the Wolverine message board. In conclusion: Smith's better than Dani Wohl. But only just. Erratic shooting, lax defense, and seven turnovers are all mentioned. There are good sides to his game, too... but Smith is not going to be a program savior. Or even a starter, probably.
I wouldn't worry too much about the defense either. Defense is all about effort, and there's nobody better to get that type of effort out of him than Tommy Amaker.
He's certainly far from a finished product, but Smith should be a net gain for Michigan. It just may take a couple of years for him to really shine.