Michigan Basketball’s 2013-14 non-conference schedule is starting to take shape. Here is what we know so far.
Michigan will participate in the 2013 Puerto Rico Tip-Off. Other schools that will be playing in the event are Auburn, Charlotte, Florida State, Georgetown, Kansas State, Long Beach State and VCU.
The 2013 Puerto Rico Tip-Off will feature a bracket format with 12 games over three days. Each team will compete in one game per day, advancing through the bracket. The two teams that remain undefeated throughout will face off in a championship game on the final day of competition.
The Wolverines will host Arizona, play at Iowa State and tangle with Stanford at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Additionally Michigan will likely play a road game in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge.
With the early departures of Trey Burke and Tim Hardaway Jr to the NBA, Michigan will likely add another player to the 2013 class. Currently they have signed letter’s of intent from three top 100 players; Zak Irvin, Derrick Walton and Mark Donnal. Michigan is showing interest in Andrew Dakich, son of Dan, who is a point guard out of Zionsville, Indiana.
Class of 2014
Michigan has a commitment from one class of 2014 recruit, Ricky Doyle. He is a 6-9, 225 pounder out of Fort Myers, Florida. The Wolverines are in a good position with 5-star guard Devin Booker (Moss Point, Mississippi), but they will have to beat out a veritable who’s who of college basketball for his services. He is being recruited by Duke, Kentucky, North Carolina and his dad’s alma mater, Missouri.
Michigan is also strong with Trevon Blueitt (Indianapolis, Indiana) and Vince Edwards (Franklin, Ohio).
Class of 2015
John Beilein will being extending offers to class of 2015 recruits in June. You can expect the first offer will go to Luke Kennard (Franklin, Ohio). Kennard averaged 25 points per game as a sophomore this past season. Michigan also likes point guard Jalen Coleman (Indianapolis, Indiana). Another tantalizing 2015 prospect Michigan is watching is point guard Sedrick Barefield (Corona, California). The 6-foot-2, Barefield is ranked #38 by rivals.
Another top recruit Michigan is in the mix for is rivals 18th ranked player, Dwayne Bacon (Lakeland, Florida).
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