Michigan Basketball recruiting is in high gear. The superb recruiting efforts are being fueled by the resurgence of the basketball program under John Beilein. That resurgence has propelled the Wolverines into 3 of the last 4 NCAA Tournaments. The valiant efforts of the basketball team are backed by a massive construction project that is elevating the Michigan Basketball facilities to state-of-the-art status. Michigan has a very strong incoming freshman class and an equally strong group of 2013 commitments. John Beilein has extended offers to 3 class of 2014 recruits and they are listed below.
Class of 2014
Devin Booker (Moss Point, Mississippi) – Booker is ranked #23 overall and the #3 shooting guard nationally by ESPNU. He checks in at 6-foot-4, 180 pounds and averaged 23.6 points, 8.5 rebounds, 3.1 assists, and 2.5 steals per game as a sophomore. Before moving to Moss Point, Booker lived in Grandville, Michigan. He is an explosive scorer, who scored 54 points in one game last season. Booker’s father played college ball at Missouri.
Keita Bates-Diop (Normal, Illinois) – He is ranked the #8 power forward and #44 overall by ESPNU. Bates-Diop averaged 13.6 points, 4.6 rebounds per game as a sophomore and was named first-team all-state by the AP. He is 6-foot-7 with a wingspan of 7-3. Bates-Diop has excellent perimeter skills and rebounding ability. He might be a tough get for Michigan as he lives less than an hour from Illinois’ campus.
Trevon Bluiett (Indianapolis, Indiana) – Bluiett (6-foot-5, 185) is ranked #47 overall by rivals.com. He received his Michigan offer on a recent visit to the campus that went very well. Bluiett is an elite shooter with limitless range. As a freshman, Bluiett not only led Park Tudor in scoring during the state championship game, he also knocked down the game-winning shot. He followed that up last year by scoring a team-high 25 points in the state championship game, which was another victory for Park Tudor.
Class of 2015
Here are a couple of 2015 recruits that the Michigan coaches will be following very closely and could receive offers this time next year.
Luke Kennard (Franklin, Ohio) – The 6-foot-5 lefty is one of the elite shooters in the country. He averaged 16.6 points per game as a freshman and starred at Michigan’s team camp. Kennard is considered the top 2015 player in the state of Ohio. When the first class of 2015 rankings come out, Kennard is expected to be ranked very highly.
Chandler White (Fort Wayne, Indiana) – The 6-foot-2 shooting guard averaged 15.7 points per game as a freshman at Carroll High School.