Michigan basketball’s 2020 class arrived on campus today and are ready for the next step, according to their social media post.
Juwan Howard’s first full recruiting class with Michigan basketball has finally arrived in Ann Arbor today, according to their social media post, which depicts them and contains an encouraging message.
The message reads: “Today, these 4 young men begin a new journey, with new experiences, new challenges together that will bond them for life. To the entire @UMich @UMichAthletics @umichbball community, you have a group of young men that will represent you well. The future is BRIGHT! #GoBlue”
Starting from left to right is Zeb Jackson, the combo guard from Maumee, OH. Jackson is the second-highest ranked Wolverine out of the group with four-stars, a 102 national ranking, the 15th best shooting guard, and 9th in Ohio, according to 247 sports internal rankings. Rivals ranks him 89th nationally and 21st at SG. ESPN has Zeb 77th overall, 14th at SG, and first in-state.
Next to Zeb is Terrance Williams, the bruiser from D.C. that can play the wing or at power forward. Williams is third according to 247 sports composite and second on their internal rankings. Per 247 sports, Terrance is 94th nationally, 18th at PF and No. 1 from D.C. Rivals ranks Terrance 104th nationally, and the 23rd best SF, and ESPN ranks him 87th, 15th PF, and No. 1 from D.C.
The coach’s kid stands left of Williams. Jace Howard only received three stars, but he will become a starter one day. He’s got the frame for the college game and the talent, but he lacking some elite skills that would’ve put him ahead of his peers.
247 sports: 374 NATL, 64 SF, 30 FL
Rivals: Not ranked
ESPN: 67 SF, 22 FL
Finally, there’s Terrance Williams’ teammate at Team Takeover, the big man Hunter Dickinson. Hunter is by far the highest-ranked and most hyped basketball player for the 2020 Wolverines recruiting haul.
Check out his evaluation from Jerry Meyer:
Big body who can occupy space. Not an explosive athlete. Good basketball IQ and positional defender and rebounder. Effective in the high/low game. Knows how to seal his man and can also deliver a pass from the high post. Has reliable jump hook with his dominant left hand. Can make a face-up midrange shot. Should end up being a second-round draft choice.
Hunter is within the top 50 in his cycle across all the major recruiting services, and he’s as high at 38th nationally. Dickinson could be the starter from day one, and if not, he will undoubtedly be getting significant minutes early on, eventually taking over for Austin Davis.
247 sports: 49 NATL, 9 C, 2 MD
Rivals: 38th NATL, 7 C
ESPN: 41 NATL, 8 C, 2 MD