Michigan basketball recruits wrap impressive final high school seasons
With the 2020-21 college basketball season in the past, it’s time to look towards next season. Some were fortunate enough to play full high school seasons. Frankie Collins, Coronado High School (Henderson, Nevada)Nevada did not allow high school basketball this year, but Collins still got to play with his club team, Air Nado. “Can’t wait to land in AA.”More Michigan basketball content:Juwan Howard got his due as a player. Now, he’s getting it as a coachThe key offseason questions facing Michigan basketballEligible to return, Michigan basketball seniors have decisions to makeWhat it was like covering Michigan basketball’s deep postseason run during a pandemicEven without ultimate prize, Michigan basketball had a remarkable seasonmlive.com
3 members of Michigan basketball’s No. 1 recruiting class named McDonald’s All Americans
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Three members of Michigan basketball’s top-ranked 2021 recruiting class have been named to the McDonald’s All American team. #WhereHypeMeetsLegacy pic.twitter.com/WsGMtGKNVv — McDonald's All American Games (@McDAAG) February 23, 2021Houstan, a five-star forward who committed to Juwan Howard’s team in October, is the No. The 6-foot-10 power forward is ranked 18th in the 2021 class and had a long list of offers, including Kentucky, Florida State and Arizona. He was one of only a handful of four-star recruits to earn McDonald’s All American honors. Howard’s 2021 class also includes four-star guard Frankie Collins, four-star forward Isaiah Barnes and three-star forward Will Tschetter.
Three signees are Michigan basketball’s first McDonald’s All-Americans since 2002
Michigan basketball’s top-ranked 2021 recruiting class has produced three McDonald’s All-Americans. In the 2020 class, former Michigan five-star forward commit Isaiah Todd was named a McDonald’s All-American, but he later opted to play professional basketball instead. Montverde and IMG Academy’s seasons are both over, while Grand Rapids Christian’s finally tipped off this month. The 6-foot-4 Bufkins is the first Michigan prep named to the team since Muskegon’s Deyonta Davis in 2015. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the McDonald’s All-American game will not be played for the second consecutive year.mlive.com
Michigan basketball recruits shine on national stage
Michigan’s other two signees have yet to take the court this winter for their high school teams because of the pandemic. Kobe Bufkin, a guard for Grand Rapids Christian, is at the mercy of the Michigan High School Athletics Association. It’s possible that Bufkin, Barnes, and many other high school seniors will start their college careers having gone 20 months without organized hoops. The Michigan men’s basketball program is currently on pause as well due to an outbreak in the athletic department. More Michigan basketball content:What two weeks without games or practice means for Michigan basketballMichigan basketball, despite pause, rises to top 5 in AP pollCaris LeVert has surgery to treat cancer on kidneyInside Isaiah Livers’ casual dominance for Michigan basketballmlive.com
In 5-star recruit Moussa Diabate, Michigan gets a versatile big man
On Monday, he went to his coach at IMG Academy, Sean McAloon, and broke the news: He was choosing Michigan. Never gets old pic.twitter.com/h7NTaqATRO — Sean McAloon (@coachmacimg) November 11, 2020Diabate was a big pick-up for Michigan, literally and figuratively. He looks really skinny, but he’s a really, really strong kid.”Diabate will have a chance to refine his toughness under Howard. For him that’s important.”(A man in France, Diabate’s home country, handles Diabate’s recruitment and interview requests, according to McAloon. Michigan has high hopes for this season, which starts in less than two weeks.mlive.com
With recruiting signing period set to start, Juwan Howard preparing for top-ranked class
Juwan Howard has yet to coach a postseason game, but he’s already attracted top-end basketball talent to Michigan. Those prospects can make their commitments official on Wednesday, when the weeklong early signing period begins. The French native is the sixth and perhaps final member of Michigan’s class. Michigan’s six commits can put pen to paper starting on Wednesday, with the early signing period lasting through Nov. 18. If not, they’d have to wait until the regular signing period on Apr.mlive.com
Juwan Howard adds another 5-star commit to Michigan basketball’s No. 1 recruiting class
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Juwan Howard had added another five-star commit to Michigan basketball’s top-ranked 2021 recruiting class: Moussa Diabate. Diabate joins five-star Caleb Houstan, four-stars Frankie Collins, Kobe Bufkin and Isaiah Barnes, and three-star Will Tschetter in Michigan’s 2021 class. LAST MONTH: Michigan lands 5-star PF Caleb Houstan, rises to top of national recruiting rankingsAt 6-foot-10, Diabate is the No. Diabate also had scholarship offers from Kentucky, Arizona, Florida State and others. 1 for 2021, just ahead of Florida State, Kentucky and Villanova.
Michigan basketball lands another 5-star recruit: 6-foot-10 Moussa Diabate
Already owning the top recruiting class in the country, Michigan basketball has added another highly regarded prospect. Moussa Diabate, a 6-foot-10 power forward, committed to Michigan on Monday, according to Joe Tipton, a person known for creating images recruits can share on social media. 20 in the 2021 class per the 247sports composite. He is the sixth member of Michigan’s 2021 class, joining Caleb Houstan (No. More Michigan basketball content:Michigan basketball sneaks in to preseason top-25 pollMichigan commit Caleb Houstan scouting report: one of best shooters in countryJace Howard’s early impressions of playing at Michigan for his dad JuwanJuwan Howard messed with Chaundee Brown before revealing he could play for Michiganmlive.com