Juwan Howard has out recruited some of the best coaches in the country, and he’s not done. Here are three prospects with interest in Michigan basketball.
As it stands, the Wolverines don’t have any available room on their 2020 roster to add more talent. Isaiah Todd, Hunter Dickinson, Zeb Jackson, and Terrance Williams make up the fourth-ranked 2020 class and the top-ranked Big Ten group while also sealing the last remaining open positions for Michigan basketball.
But that’s not stopping Juwan Howard, and while it seems as though everyone – aside from Jon Teske and Zavier Simpson – will return, it’s possible that a couple of Wolverines depart the program. It’s also possible Michigan’s top commit decides to take his talents elsewhere.
Those on the current roster that are potential departures include Austin Davis and Isaiah Livers. Austin is technically a senior, but he does have a year of eligibility stemming from his redshirt year as a freshman. And Livers, who’s taken a massive leap from last season, is going to receive substantial attention from NBA executives when the season ends. Isaiah was leading the team in points-per-game before his groin injury, that combined with his size and 50% shooting from three will surely make him a hot commodity in New York when June comes around.
As to the top commit, Isaiah Todd didn’t sign during the early period and is exploring all of his options before he decides on whether he wants to stay in the states and go the college route or head overseas to get paid and play professionally.
“I see that they are doing their thing over there,” Todd said, referring to R.J. Hampton and LaMelo Ball, who are playing overseas. “I have talked to R.J. about how he likes it over there and how things are like off of the floor and what the differences would be compared to that and college. He said he loves it.”
Even if Livers and Davis stay and Todd decides Ann Arbor is his next home, there’s always the chance that someone enters the college basketball free agency known formally as the transfer portal, and with all of the top talent incoming, its all the more likely one or two seek out playing time elsewhere.
With that in mind, here are three top prospects with interest in the Wolverines.