Updated Rivals 2013 BB 150 - Irvin #63, Walton #72, Donnal # 116

Submitted by matt D on April 18th, 2012 at 12:39 PM

Just further confirmation that Coach B is doing a tremendous job with the basketball program. He has an eye for talent, and is able to secure commitments before these guys truly blow up. The days of Michigan being mandated to taking 2star recruits are done, Coach B has an infusion of talent coming in year after year at this point.

http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/basketball/recruiting/rankings/rank-2752

Comments

toomer18

April 18th, 2012 at 1:21 PM ^

He's been offered by MSU, OSU, Florida State, and Providence so far, and will get many more.  he needs a better ACT score.   I think he'll get it.  He is by far the best player in Michigan and it would be a shame to let him get out of the state (or worse MSU)

GoBlogSparty

April 18th, 2012 at 1:30 PM ^

Funny that Rivals has no offers listed to him.

Izzo is very high on Jabari Parker and he is pretty much priority #1 for this class. He has personally been to at least 2 of his games. Kid is a stud. He just got named Gatorade HS Player of the year. He is probably Carolina bound.

Duck4President

April 18th, 2012 at 12:51 PM ^

THis class may end up looking a lot like this years when all is said and done: 2 top 50 players and 1 top 100. While I don't expect Walton to rise quite as high as GR3, anything is possible considering at this time last year McGary was the stud and GR3 was some random top 100 guy.

Gotta give it to Belein, he's got an eye for talent.

Pdeaner

April 18th, 2012 at 8:03 PM ^

Irvin will rise a lot this year now that he is not in Harris' shadow.  He is underrated.  He is probably the best player in IN next year.   Bryson Scott (Purdue bound) put up bigger numbers but he didn't have to defer to anyone like Walton did this year.  Hopefully he will make it 2 years in a row that IN Mr. Basketball heads to the state of Michigan.

Raoul

April 18th, 2012 at 1:13 PM ^

Dominic Woodson (#27) is another possible Michigan target. Rivals doesn't have Michigan on his list of schools but both ESPN and Scout do, and Michigan reportedly offered him a scholarship last summer. He plays on Ray Jackson's AAU team.

GoBlogSparty

April 18th, 2012 at 12:49 PM ^

Scholarship-wise, Is your class sealed for 13, or are you planning on picking up any extra commits?

Obviously this is pending on any players transferring or leaving early.

Raoul

April 18th, 2012 at 9:02 PM ^

I know McLimans redshirted his first year--so did Jordan Morgan. The 2010-11 roster had both listed as RS freshman, but the 2011-12 roster had Morgan as RS sophomore and McLimans as a straight junior. It's a pretty clear signal (though one that few people noticed) that Morgan will be around for a 5th year and McLimans won't.

Space Coyote

April 18th, 2012 at 1:03 PM ^

Because he has a problem with hitting his forehead on the rim.  Still, surprised he doesn't have better offers with that kind of height.  Would be deadly as the point man on the 1-3-1 zone.

Young John Beilein

April 18th, 2012 at 1:09 PM ^

Anyone know exactly where these guys were on the last set of rankings by Rivals?  Pretty sure walton was 87, Zakarie Irvin I thought may have actually been 57?  and then Donnal was maybe in the 120s or 130s.

sandman24

April 18th, 2012 at 2:45 PM ^

Big ten commits:

Ohio State: #33 Marc Loving

Purdue: #50 Kendall Stephens, #51 Bryson Scott

Illinois: #52 Malcolm Hill, #89 Jalen James

Michigan: #63 Zakarie Irvin, #72 Derrick Walton, #116 Mark Donnal

Wisconsin: #70 Bronson Koenig

Indiana: #107 Devin Davis, #110 Collin Hartmann, #134 Luke Fischer

Penn State: #139 Geno Thorpe

Michigan State, Northwestern, Iowa, Nebraska, Minnesota: none yet.

 

sandman24

April 18th, 2012 at 2:47 PM ^

Big ten commits:

Ohio State: #33 Marc Loving

Purdue: #50 Kendall Stephens, #51 Bryson Scott

Illinois: #52 Malcolm Hill, #89 Jalen James

Michigan: #63 Zakarie Irvin, #72 Derrick Walton, #116 Mark Donnal

Wisconsin: #70 Bronson Koenig

Indiana: #107 Devin Davis, #110 Collin Hartmann, #134 Luke Fischer

Penn State: #139 Geno Thorpe

Michigan State, Northwestern, Iowa, Nebraska, Minnesota: none yet.