Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Wolverine Wednesday: Last Day For The Early Signing Period in Basketball

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Michigan has locked up and signed PG Zeb Jackson (photo above) in this early window, he has been committed to Michigan for a long time and signed the first day of the early signing period.

Michigan's next commit, 5 star forward Isaiah Todd will not be signing today and is still committed but will sign in the Spring.   The biggest threat to Michigan is IT heading overseas and cashing a check with a pro team for one year.

Michigan as expected made the final list for a number of 5 stars but finished runner up or worse.  Nimari Burnett was the latest to commit to another program as the talented 5 star guard picked Texas Tech over the Wolverines.   Which means Howard and staff had to shift very quickly and offered the likes of Adam Miller out of Chicago and AAU teammate of Jace Howard.   Josh Christopher is another guard candidate who is expected in town for a visit this weekend.   There is also an outside chance that Adam Miller takes a visit this weekend or could commit today to Illinois.  

Michigan continues to look good for 4 star center Hunter Dickinson as a few crystal balls have come in to the good guys.  Hunter's girlfriend who is a freak track athlete signed with Michigan last week, and could be another positive on the Pro - Con's chart to the Wolverines.  Hunter doesn't talk to the media often so many folks are guessing where he stands.   Most insiders believe its a 3 school race with Michigan, FSU, and Notre Dame.   This is a kid with a Duke offer.  

If Hunter surprises everyone and signs with Michigan today, Coach Howard would be one happy coach! I'm assuming Jace Howard, Coach's son will also wait until Spring to sign with the Wolverines.  Actually, Jace hasn't committed yet and does have a few other offers.   This seems like a good strategy, which gives coach the flexibility coach needs in the class.  Jace of course could also be a walk-on if need be.

  • Ohio State sent some of thier tickets back to U of M.  I guess some Buckeyes want to save up for the Big Ten Championship game and maybe the CFP.  

  • Michigan is now #13 in the CFP rankings.  

  • I know Coach B put together this basketball schedule but Michigan doesn't play again until Friday and seems it could of played at least one more tune-up games prior to going to the Bahammas tournament.  At least, this schedule gives Wagner more time to heal without missing more games. 

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