Jalen Coleman takes notice.
Wasn't Coleman always our top SG prospect?
Depends if you classify Luke Kennard as a SF prospect. He was definitely being recruited before Coleman, and I have to think if the coaches could choose one, it would be Kennard. But those two have been our top wing prospects.
". . . but the blue blood schools have not been involved".
We are a blue blood school:
- National Championship,
- 6 total NCAA Finals,
- 7 total Final Fours,
- Numerous Elite Eights, Sweet Sixteens, B1G Championships,
- Best conference top to bottom in the country
- NBA pipeline for underclassmen,
- Coaching staff regarded as among the best in the nation.
That's a better record than such supposed blue blood schools as Syracuse, Arizona, Georgetown, etc.
If I were a so-called "blue blood" school, I'd be nervous as hell competing with Michigan for recruits.
C'mon man. If you don't think we're in a different historical class in hoops than the true elite -- Duke, UNC, Kentucky, Kansas, UCLA -- you're in la la land.
Being a "blue blood" is not the same thing as "truely Elite". There is another tier of schools with solid (not "spectacular") history and excellent present day situations--Michigan, MSU, Lousiville, Florida, Arizona, and OK State come to mind-- that get blue-chip recruits and put plenty of players in the Association. They may not be one of the big 7 (I'd add UConn and Indiana into that group) but it's not like they are a mid-tier mjor conference team either.
Considering we will be fortunate to get 2 more years out of Irvin and Levert.
I believe you mean MAAR guards - great!
disagrees with you.
It is great. It's a guard's game. You need some big men, no doubt, but if I had to pick which position to be stronger at, I'd pick guard every time.
Sad that after reading the first sentence I knew we were talking about basketball and not football.
Sigh. Someday we will be relevant in football again.
You do remember when we signed the 3rd highest rated player in the country like, 2 1/2 months ago, right?
How about you enjoy the relevance of UM basketball. Try it, you might like it!
We are a basketball school. Enjoy that for a while. Hopefully someday we can say that again about the football program as well.
I knew it was talking about basketball when the TITLE OF THE THREAD INCLUDED THE CRYPTIC HINT "JALEN COLEMAN."
Sorry. I got loud there for a second.
Brunson to MSU gaining steam. Vill and UCONN also strong. Time to focus on 2016 PGs.
5 * PG Justin Simon to AZ along with Tyler Dorsey
Our chances with Thornton Jr just skyrocketed. UNLV is the other choice.
Also, top50 stretch 4 Danjel Purifoy listed us in his top 5.
I'm only now really getting to know our various 2015 targets. I keep seeing Jalen Brunson and Derryck Thornton Jr. mentioned as PG possibilities. Which one is a better fit for UM, and which one are we more likely to get? (I hope it's not "neither")
EDIT: Gah, I just saw on UMHoops that Thornton's a 2016 guy.