AZBlue

May 22nd, 2018 at 4:35 PM ^

early on - after all he is a top-level recruit in our backyard - but it seemed to me that there was never really a strong connection either way so M somewhat de-prioritized him.

I don't follow the pay sites but seeing as we have been "out" for a while I sssumed that he included M on his final 5 this weekend solely to make it look worse when he went to MSU.......... Sorry Sparty!!

I did read on the interwebs that DePaul recently hired one of his AAU coaches so maybe his choice makes a bit more sense.

uncle leo

May 22nd, 2018 at 4:33 PM ^

19 pages before the committment:

"Want this kid"

"He's a beast. Best player in Michigan."

After commit:

"Horrible on the court attitude. We dodged a bullet."

The Fugitive

May 22nd, 2018 at 4:35 PM ^

Don't let the naysayers get you down. This was a great thread title. I could tell by the exclamation point that schadenfreude was about to ensue.

LOLMSU

Maize-n-Blue

May 22nd, 2018 at 4:51 PM ^

I think this is a sign that kids are starting to realize how Izzo opperates. Seems to attempt to devalue his very good players so they will stay longer. Thank god Coach B doesn't do that kind of thing. 

blueandmaizeballs

May 22nd, 2018 at 5:22 PM ^

Since he isn't coming here so glad he picked DePaul. Anybody know why he picked them? money or did they hire his mom or dad at the university. I would have loved him to pick us. but If Jalen Wilson and DJ come here will be really happy. At EM I think Weems is rated higher than Wilson because he has upper tier athleticism.

TrueBlue2003

May 23rd, 2018 at 1:35 AM ^

our top two targets: DJ Carton and Jalen Wilson (both borderline 5 stars) don't have MSU in their top 6, and are not from Michigan.  In fact, neither even have listed offers from MSU here.

Can't see them getting in on those guys this late and making up that kind of ground, especially considering M is pretty much on par with if not ahead of MSU as a program at this point.

But if they get Keion Brooks (5 star and essentially the same position as Weems) whom they were leading with at one point, they won't be hurt too badly by missing Weems.  If they don't get either...Sparty No!