October 6th, 2013 at 1:41 PM ^

Perfect system guy for Beilein as a long stretch 4 that can shoot, definitely needs to add weight before he can compete in the Big Ten. Somewhat underrated because of missing 6 months with back problems. Now expect them to go all- out on Booker and Blackmon Jr. to finish out the class


October 6th, 2013 at 11:52 PM ^

ring a bell for you?

Ricky Doyle is a 4* by one recruiting site and is a virtually unknown because of his injury and the fact that he doesn't play AAU ball.

DJ Wilson has been hurt for the past few months.

Austin Hatch hasn't played since the airplane accident

Both could be a 4* recruit if they played more at AAU ball level.  JB has unearthed recruits and knows how to identify talents.  Remember GRIII? Purdue didn't want him at all when he committed to Michigan and he rose up to the ranking with strong play in HS and AAU.  Remember Trey Burke? Committed to PSU and re-opened his recruitment when PSU coach left the program. OSU was his hometown team and didn't go after him.  Remember THJ? I believe that none of the big 3 Florida schools wanted him especially his hometown, Miami. 


October 6th, 2013 at 1:53 PM ^

I just finished reading the buckle-up thread, then this pops up. Question now is whether or not it's safe to unbuckle...


October 6th, 2013 at 1:54 PM ^

Well, it appears that Sam Webb was indeed spot on - this has been an excellent weekend for Michigan overall. Welcome to Michigan, DJ Wilson!

UMHoops has a rather comprehensive profile / evaluation for your perusal - (HERE).



October 6th, 2013 at 2:12 PM ^

Yes, it would be possible to take Bolden in the late signing period if Michigan lands one of Booker/Blackmon.  At that point it will be a question of is Bolden too good to not take.

Personally, I think you leave the option open to take him as Chatman can play the 2 in lieu of Booker/Blackmon and that would give you a potential 2014 class of

2. Chatman

3. Bolden + Hatch

4. Wilson

5. Doyle

EDIT: not that any of these players couldn't play multiple positions, just one set of lineups if you wanted them on the floor


October 6th, 2013 at 3:04 PM ^

Horford has the spot for as long as he wants it.  He should be in line for starting center duties next season after J-Mo and McGary are gone.  I hope he stays as again, he is likely the best third string center this season in the B1G.

Lucky Socks

October 6th, 2013 at 2:15 PM ^

Welcome to the family.  I'm sure he'll be a great addition and fit what Beilein is looking to do.

Although, purely from a fan's perpsective I might have preferred Grantham (yeah...I know he didn't pick us) because he seems like more of a physical presence who can stretch, as opposed to the opposite.  We'll have Doyle as a C, and Donnal can be physical but I don't want to get too "stretchy" because we're still going to have to play in the Big Ten for 18 games.  

All that said, he's an under the radar guy who I'm going to bet is way better than his ranking suggests.  Four year players are great to have as well.


October 7th, 2013 at 12:49 AM ^

It's pretty difficult to do the entries into Michigan Stadium; at 5-8, 180, he'd better be built like Barry Sanders.

I live in Sacramento and had no idea that DJ Wilson was here. There are many Michigan grads and potential connections to form here if he wished to utilize them.