Derrick Walton leads three U-M basketball recruits ranked in latest Rivals 150

Submitted by 615Wolverine on July 4th, 2012 at 4:03 PM

The updated rivals hoops 150 came out this morning and three Wolverines are on the list!

Derrick Walton 57

Zakarie Irvin 68

Mark Donnal 103

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July 4th, 2012 at 4:23 PM ^

Still think Irvin is ridiculously underrated, however Beliens recruits have seen large jumps in the past, and this year will be no different.



July 4th, 2012 at 4:47 PM ^

Rod Beard followed up today with this article on Walton: Fearless Derrick Walton Jr. builds on Michigan's point guard prowess

The article leads off with this:

Over the years, Michigan's football program has produced its share of NFL skill players — so much so that the school occasionally has earned monikers such as "Quarterback U" or "Receiver U" from pundits.

The basketball program might be on its way to earning its own label: "Point Guard U."

. . . and also includes a quote about Walton from a certain Brian Cook:

"He was [a] point guard who made good decisions and could score," said Brian Cook, editor of, which publishes deep basketball and football recruiting analysis. "This year, he's just taken it to another level. He's got that ability to hit big shots at the end and absolutely is fearless. With a point guard who's going to have the ball at the end of games, that's a huge quality to have.

"He's also very talented in that although he's not super athletic, he knows how to change pace to get by guys. He's a good passer and a pure floor general."

Bo Knows

July 4th, 2012 at 5:16 PM ^

Anyone know anything about James young, the 8th ranked player int he country who is from Troy?  ANy reason why we wouldn't be targeting him heavily?