Videos, analysis and more on ESPN.com [ Michigan basketball, MSU have top two recruiting classes in Big Ten for 2021 ]. (Photo: Ricardo Rolon / The News-Press USA TODAY NETWORK - FLORIDA). Videos, analysis and more on ESPN.com (Photo: Ricardo Rolon / The News-Press USA TODAY NETWORK - FLORIDA), (Photo: Ariel Cobbert, The Commercial Appeal ), Michigan basketball, MSU have top two recruiting classes in Big Ten for 2021, Caleb Houstan should make immediate impact for Michigan next season, How Juwan Howard's latest 5-star coup fits in for Michigan basketball, How did Michigan land Kobe Bufkin? Because of his defensive ability, Diabate is a perfect complement to freshman center Hunter Dickinson and could play next to him; he could also play the 5 himself. Prospects who have committed elsewhere or who have eliminated the Wolverines are not included. The lanky big man looks like a perfect fit for modern basketball: He can protect the rim, guard multiple positions and has a rare offensive skill set for a prospect his size, with an improving jump-shot and surprisingly good ball-handling and passing. With four commits in the 2021 class, Michigan basketball has the No. There are six players in the class, with five expected to sign by the end of the day; the sixth, Isaiah Barnes, is expected to sign Friday. To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs. Max Christie, SG Michigan basketball has the No. His jump shot, which is still developing, could determine how much pro potential Collins has. While the status of linebacker Jaydon Hood was clarified, and that he would sign with Michigan football after all, not long after it appeared he would wait until national signing day in February, it was a big unknown what his cornerback teammate Ja’Den McBurrows would do. [ How Juwan Howard's latest 5-star coup fits in for Michigan basketball ], Former AZ Compass Prep guard Frankie Collins runs the point during a game at The PHHacility in Phoenix, Ariz. (Photo: Instagram). Any healthy program needs multiyear contributors, and Tschetter could fit that mold. 20 overall, No. Meet what could be Michigan's best recruiting class since Howard and the Fab Five signed in 1991: Montverde Academy defeated IMG Academy in the 2019 Culligan City of Palms Classic Championship Game Monday, December 23, at Suncoast Credit Union Arena. Michigan basketball's 2021 recruiting class currently ranks No. The buzz: Houstan, who reclassified from the 2022 class this summer, is the jewel of Michigan's class. Read more on the Michigan Wolverines and sign up for our Wolverines newsletter. Please be polite. He has the potential to be the best pure scorer in this class with the ability to drive and finish at the rim or shoot off the dribble. 8 overall, No. Barnes has been somewhat overshadowed by some of Chicago's other top prospects, but it's easy to see why he blew up. Find what players have committed to your favorite school. John Beilein holdover had a big hand in it, Tschetter, who is the least-heralded member of the class, also saw his recruitment take off, Will Tschetter says his own tour of campus sealed the deal for U-M, MHSAA football playoffs to restart: What we know, Lions changing radio homes, back to 97.1 The Ticket, Michigan DL Paye, OL Mayfield sign with agents, end college careers, How the Lions' GM, coach searches are different this time, Phil Simms hopes Lions get rid of Stafford so he can win Super Bowl, Michigan's Jim Harbaugh, Warde Manuel meet, talk contract, Your California Privacy Rights/Privacy Policy. According to Marich, Miami’s “entire defensive coaching staff has been in frequent contact” with Michigan’s sole cornerback commit in the 2021 class. Become a UM Hoops member today and access exclusive content and ad-free reading for just $3 per month. McBurrows is Michigan’s only committed corner in the 2021 class and one with an incredible offer list, as well. This is a test to see whether we can improve the experience for you. Follow him on Twitter @orion_sang. Pos. (Photo: Kobe Bufkin). His ability to stretch the floor at his size could lead to some mismatches in the Big Ten. RELATED: Michigan Wolverines Basketball Recruiting: Kobe Bufkin Announcing Friday 2 while … 155 overall, No. 1 as the early signing period begins Wednesday. News More News 7/29/2020 basketball Edit. Here's how it shakes out. And he has a good-looking jumper. John Beilein holdover had a big hand in it ]. (Photo: Ariel Cobbert, The Commercial Appeal ). 114 overall, No. The buzz:Tschetter, who is the least-heralded member of the class, also saw his recruitment take off this spring after averaging 33.6 points and 11 rebounds as a junior. Find out which top basketball recruits are committed to the Michigan Wolverines at WolverineNation. A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Either way, his offensive skill set and current projection as a multiyear contributor makes him an important foundational piece. 63 overall, No. And as he enters the end stages of his second recruiting cycle, Howard has put together the top-ranked class in the nation. Will Tschetter attempts a layup during a game. Michigan Football: Branden Jennings trending away from Wolverines . The Wolverines have received letters from intent from Caleb Houstan, Moussa Diabate, Frankie Collins, Kobe Bufkin, Will Tschetter and Isaiah Barnes. He picked up an offer from Kansas in March, then received interest from other high-major programs such as Maryland, Iowa, Wisconsin and Michigan. Here are Michigan State's basketball recruits for the 2021 and 2022 classes ... as Tom Izzo and his coaching staff have spent the summer turning in arguably the best recruiting … 12 shooting guard. Limited Time Only! Michigan Wolverines Basketball Recruiting: U-M Offers 2021 Point Guard. He is a sweet-shooting wing who is considered one of the top overall shooters in the nation and made 52% of his 3s during his junior season at Montverde Academy. With three pledges in the 2021 class, Michigan moves up to No. 3 nationally in the 247Sports team rankings behind USC and Louisville, while claiming the top spot in the Big Ten Conference. The opening day for the 2021 early signing period was pretty wild for the Michigan Wolverines. There are six players in the class, with … (Photo: Courtesy photo by Alex Conover). 2021 Michigan Basketball Recruiting Picture: 2.0 ... Jul 7, 2020. Michigan announces No. You will need to register before adding a comment. 2 class in the Big Ten behind Ohio State and the No. Unlike last year, there were curveballs all around. Michigan signed 20 players during the 2021 cycle so far giving the Wolverines the No. 1 ranked 2021 recruiting class. In his first recruiting cycle, Juwan Howard signed the top-ranked recruiting class in the Big Ten. Bufkin also has solid size and length and, depending on how his ball-handling and passing ability progress, could potentially play point guard. Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about. Even though the 2021 recruiting class is not quite wrapped up yet for Michigan basketball, it’s never too early to look ahead. A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Smooth and skilled forward Patrick Baldwin Jr. from the Milwaukee area comes in at No. Detroit Free Press. Moussa Diabate, Caleb Houstan and Frankie Collins headline a highly talented 2021 Michigan basketball recruiting class. If you see comments in violation of our community guidelines, please report them. List of Michigan Wolverines men's basketball's top targets in the 2021 recruiting class. 1 recruiting class in the country Updated Oct 30, 2020; Posted Oct 30, 2020 Caleb Houstan, competing for Canada, drives during the FIBA U16 Americas Championship 2019. Michigan is expected to get a pledge from four-star Kobe Bufkin today, which would bring the total to three in the 2021 class. The buzz: Collins has exceptional athleticism for his size. With several elite prospects already committed, Big Ten basketball's power structure in the 2021 recruiting class is clear. 12 class … The rankings for the class of 2021 have been updated and explosive wing Jonathan Kuminga of The Patrick School in New Jersey continues his reign atop the rising senior class.. Kuminga headlines a class where there isn’t too much change since we last compiled rankings in mid-January. His highlights and game film are filled with acrobatic finishes and emphatic dunks. The buzz: Bufkin has long been considered one of the top prospects in Michigan, and for good reason. Michigan appears to be in good shape for 2021 point guard Jalen Warley, but the Wolverines are casting a wide net. [ Caleb Houstan should make immediate impact for Michigan next season ], IMG forward Moussa Diabate(14) drives to the basket during the National Hoopfest at Briarcrest Christian High School on Jan. 4, 2020 in Eads, TN. The 2022 class is … Michigan formally announced the signing of all six of its committed prospects today. Overview. Michigan Wolverines basketball coach Juwan Howard speaks to the media on Monday, Nov. 9, 2020. 6 power forward. Menu. Ranking: No. The buzz: The most recent player to join the class, Diabate might also have the most long-term potential. Together, that six-man class is the top-ranked class in America. It’s always best to learn from mistakes in a win. Michigan formally announced the signing of all six of its committed prospects today. Michigan State Basketball is heavily targeting both 4-star Forward Jeremy Sochan and 4-star PG Jaden Aikens from the 2021 recruiting class. Ranking: No. Here is a look at Michigan State basketball’s No. Contact Orion Sang at osang@freepress.com. 1 as the early signing period begins Wednesday. 29 power forward. Chris Balas • TheWolverine. But he also has substance to go along with the flash: He's a willing passer who has the potential to be the primary creator for an offense. All rights reserved. Typed comments will be lost if you are not logged in. 2 power forward (according to the 247SportsComposite). 10 point guard. Ranking: No. Welcome to our new and improved comments, which are for subscribers only. Search for: Facebook Twitter Googleplus Email YouTube Instagram. He has great jumping ability, which should help him finish at the rim in college and could make him a weapon on lobs. Tschetter's game is still growing, but right now, he already projects as a stretch forward after making 45% of his 3s (67 of 149) last season. Bouncy, sweet-shooting wings are coveted at any level of basketball, and if Barnes hits his ceiling, he will play a valuable role down the line. [ Howard's vision for Wolverines comes into focus with Frankie Collins commitment ], Kobe Bufkin and his family pose for a photo with Michigan basketball coach Juwan Howard. The other tools are certainly there. The buzz: Barnes' recruitment exploded this offseason. [ Will Tschetter says his own tour of campus sealed the deal for U-M ]. Name Ht./Wt. Below is a table of offered prospects from the 2021 class. 6-ranked 2021 recruiting class as it stands after signing day Wednesday: *Rankings are from 247SportsComposite. Michigan's 2021 class is now two members deep after the recent commitment of ... Michigan Basketball … Ranking: No. Michigan was far from... Hunter Dickinson leads Michigan in points, rebounds and blocks per game through six career... For much of the second half, Michigan’s offense had sputtered in the worst possible... Every month, we host an ‘ask me anything’ discussion on our message board for... Michigan held a dress rehearsal intrasquad scrimmage on Friday night to prepare for the... Michigan is 5-0 with an average margin of victory of 17 points through five... Hunter Dickinson was always a freshman in name only. Find what players have committed to your favorite school. For that reason alone, he could be a very exciting player to watch. 21 small forward. 6 class in the country, according to 247Sports’ team rankings. MGoFish Michigan football, basketball, and recruiting coverage. Well, both players have surged upwards in the most recent Rivals150 rankings. Michigan’s 2021 recruiting board a who’s who of top basketball prospects Updated Apr 21, 2020; Posted Apr 21, 2020 Michigan coach Juwan … He also knows how to get to his right hand to score down low. Senior Editor. 59 overall, No. Michigan Wolverines 2021 Michigan Basketball Commitment List The Wolverines will need someone to take over for Isaiah Livers and likely Franz Wagner, so Houstan is a perfect fit for next season's roster. Efton Reid Rank: 22 : 6-foot-11, 225 lbs: Big: Charles Bediako Rank: 24 : … You do not need a Facebook profile to participate. It's OK to disagree with someone's ideas, but personal attacks, insults, threats, hate speech, advocating violence and other violations can result in a ban. The Wolverines also have commitments from Chicago's Isaiah Barnes and Minnesota's Will Tschetter. The final score was 63-55. Ranking: No. As … © 2020 www.freep.com. Become a UM Hoops member today and access exclusive content and ad-free reading for just $3 per month, Subscriber Ask Me Anything: December 16th, 2020, A closer look at Hunter Dickinson's early-season dominance and what it means for Michigan, Podcast: More questions than answers as Big Ten play begins, Five Key Plays: Michigan 62, Penn State 58, In narrow win, Michigan reaps the rewards of Dickinson's progress, A Michigan State-Duke autopsy, plus early season numbers from Michigan, Catching up with Michigan and Michigan State as the season hits the horizon, Xavier Tillman is gone, Aaron Henry is back, and the Big Ten is all kinds of interesting, What Isaiah Livers’ return means to Michigan. If Michigan basketball does close out their 2021 class by landing Efton Reid and Caleb Houstan, they would finish with a six man class consisting of … Either way, Michigan needed to add a big man to next season's roster, and they got one of the nation's best in Diabate. 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