Michigan basketball has been riding the struggle bus as of late when it comes to 2021 recruiting. But, there’s still plenty of talent on the board.
Good news hasn’t manifested itself in Ann Arbor in recent weeks. A couple of Michigan basketball recruits committed elsewhere and others are receiving predictions not in favor of the Wolverines.
U-M was prioritizing Quincy Allen, a four-star wing from the DC area/former teammate of Hunter Dickinson and Terrance Williams, until he committed to Colorado.
Michigan’s success with perimeter players was certainly a factor here, but Quincy would have made an excellent addition nonetheless. He’s a phenomenal shooter, capable rebounder, and a plug and play into any offense.
More bad news came with the commitment of Matthew Cleveland to FSU. Matthew, a five star from Georgia, didn’t surprise anyone with his choice considering the crystal balls and FutureCasts had him headed in that direction, although, U-M was always thought to be right behind the Seminoles in this race.
While other names haven’t been removed from the list, there are still forecasts for a couple of prospects the Wolverines would really be missing out on if the analysts are right.
One of those is Jalen Warley, who has strong ties to the program, and yet he got a predication to Virginia. Jalen is a five star and the perfect point guard for Juwan Howard.
Warley is a tall distributor that can score at all three levels and he’s within the top 25 for his class. Don’t count the Wolverines out just yet. Predictions are meant to go wrong; however, this isn’t a good sign for Michigan basketball.
Another huge blow came when Angelo Brizzi started trending towards Villanova.
Brizzi is one of the most confident shooters I’ve ever seen, and he backs it up with accuracy. The kid can hit shots from 30 feet out with ease. What’s worse is if he does head to the Wildcats, that takes two point guards off the table.
There is some good news, however.