DJ Wilson for basketball
Chris Balas @Balas_Wolverine 2m
Grantham to Clemson. D.J. Wilson is in AA now - expect him to be a Wolverine. Would have even if Grantham had pledged to U-M.
6-8 Small Forward that could probably play the 4? Yes please
Interesting that they would have taken Grantham and Wilson.
Here is Wilson's profile over at UMHoops - (LINK)
Supposedly, the Crystal Ball is saying 100% Michigan. His 247 Consenus Rank was 162.
According to his Rivals page, he visited Columbia and Gonzaga most recently and has offers from CSU Northridge, Boise State, Harvard, USC and a few other schools.
...continuing the "pattern" for the hoops team. It'd be interesting to see how the basketball team compares to other major programs in terms of the socioeconomic and parent status of the players.
At one point a two years back, the net worth of the families on the basketball team must've been impressive.
Jordan Dumars - millionaire father;
Josh Bartelstein - millionaire father;
GRIII - millionaire father;
Jon Horford - millionaire brother, not sure about his dad since pros didn't make much back in the day;
Evan Smotrycz - I think his parents were doing pretty well;
Stu Douglass - from Carmel, IN, one of the most affluent areas in Indiana
Max Bielfeldt's grandfather.
I also forgot Tim Hardaway. He used to be loaded, had some financial hiccups, but I bet he's still doing pretty well for himself.
Stauskas' family clearly has some coin. I know he wasn't there 2 years ago.
Bielfeldt is also loaded.
If we're talking 2 years ago.
Sorry to nitpick, but GRIII wasn't on the team 2 years ago. He was never on the same team with Stu, Evan or Jordan as GRIII is only a true sophmore.
I do see your point though and agree that our team probably had one of the highest net worths in all of Division 1 basketball.
On the surface that doesn't scream elite-level abilities. Is he essentially a backup/role-player at the next level, or am I completely misinterpreting that offer list?
He's has a high upside, but his body is not college ready right now. Wouldn't be surprised if he redshirts. Good pick-up. Although they aren't the same type of players, I like Wilson more than Grantham in the long run.
Maybe you haven't paid attention to Basketball recruiting over the past few years, but Beilien is one of the best coaches I have ever seen at finding a diamond in the rough or spotting a great player before other people take notice. Look at some of these players without a good offer list:
- Novak - I don't think he had 1 division one offer. Ended up being one of the best players on our team that led us back to the tournament.
-Caris Levert - Only had 2 other Division 1 offers and those were from Ohio and Dayton.
- Nik Stauskus - His best offer was from Iowa St and Wake Forest. That's not bad, but those are about the same level as USC and Boise St that you are ragging on above.
- Trey Burke - Wasn't really getting much attention until well after he signed with Michigan. His best offers were Penn St. and Cincy which the Cincy offer came well into his Senior Season of high school ball.
If I have learned one thing over the past few years in terms of Michigan Basketball it is to not doubt Beilien's judge of talent. If Beilien is going to offer it is for a good reason!! Also look at this guy. He is 6'8 or 6'9 and extremely long, can dribble, very smart and has a great shot for a big man and can play SG, SF, or PF (if he bulks up). Really his main weakness is strength and bulk. If he is up for it, then he may even be a good canidate to redshirt just to add 20 lbs of muscle before he sees the floor.
The fact that BB offers are totally different from FB offers. Most CFB teams have anywhere between 18-25 scholarships to give out per cycle. Factor in yield, and it's not unusual for a CFB team -- even a really high end program -- to offer 80+ kids.
CBB teams typically are in a range of 2-5 offers. It's rare but not unheard of for a top team to have no scholarships to offer in a cycle. CBB offers have to be more thoughtful because you can get into a scholarship crunch very quickly.
All this to say -- you don't see as many top BB recruits with "padded" offer lists like FB recruits.
Rivals lists offers from Gonzaga, Colorado, California...not bad. It doesn't really matter like others have said.
is that they will probably sign the LOI in November and we won't have to worry about a de-commit. Yay for early signage!!!
Anyone have film of this guy?
That link is still on the mgolicious sidebar.
His film isn't bad. He could be a very serviceable player. I look forward to his Hello post
We need some size, and he seems like he'd fit the bill as a "Beilein 4". Things sure are moving fast now, eh? Devin Booker is on his official too.
If Beilein and Co. like this kid enough to offer him, then he's good enough for me. Beilein has proven to be a darn good talent evaluator, so this kid could be pretty good.
I would be thrilled to finish out the class with Javon Bess. So long as STAE doesn't get Booker or Blackmon.
You spelled Staee wrong. I'd be happy to finish the class out with Blackmon and the two Australian dudes. I'd actually be a bit disappointed if it ended like you are suggesting. I want one of our higher targets at least. I'll include Bolden as a higher target as long as we can grab Coleman in 15.
You mean pleased by occurrences that are likely to happen? That doesn't sound like a bad fan to me; it sounds like the way toward being a happy fan...
but that's more than possible with U-M's strength program. I remember a tall, skinny Loy Vaught who came in here in the mid 80's with not many big-time offers. He was probably 6-8 or 6-9 and 210 at most. By the end, he was a very good scoring, 240 pound rebounding machine who was drafted in the NBA first round. I'm not saying Wilson (if he commits) will do this also. But it sounds like he has the tools to be very successful. To me the most important factor will be his desire to succeed level. That's typically what separates the really good ones from all the rest.
Wilson's release is smooooth. Looks like he has some bounce too. It will be interesting to see who we pick up between Blackmon and Booker. Booker seems like a fluid, smooth player while Blackmon has a more attacking demeanor.
Ain't that recruiting though?
We gain a commit from a kid who everyone predicted would go elsewhere (Chatman).
We miss out on a kid who everyone thought was in the bag (Grantham).
Bring on DJ, and hopefully either Blackmon Jr. or Booker (maybe both?).
Or maybe Blueitt, depending on what transpires there.