Michigan Basketball: Ranking the contenders for 5-star Caleb Houstan

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Michigan basketball recently made the top-four for five-star class of 2021 forward Caleb Houstan. Juwan Howard has put the Wolverines in position once again to get one of the country’s most talented prospects.

Caleb Houston included Michigan basketball in his top-four along with Duke, Virginia, and Alabama. This has become an extremely familiar spot for coach Juwan Howard and the Wolverines.

Over the last several months, Michigan basketball has found themselves making the top lists for several top 2021 prospects including Harrison Ingram, Charles Bediako, Efton Reid, Chet Holmgren, Jalen Warley, and many more. But Juwan Howard is still searching for that elusive first five-star commit.

Houstan could be that guy. He is expected to announce his college decision before he starts his high school season. That means this recruitment will likely wrap up in the next month or so.

If Houstan does decide to join this 2021 Michigan basketball class, he would be joining a class that already ranks in the top-10 nationally and includes Frankie Collins, Kobe Bufkin, Isaiah Barnes, and Will Tschetter.

Houstan would be that home run pickup that Juwan Howard is desperately searching for and would take Michigan’s 2021 class from great to special. He is one of the most deadly 3-point shooters in the entire class and the rest of his game is developing quickly.

At 6’8 with a high release, he can get off pretty much any jump shot he wants and will be a critical floor spacer for whatever school he decides to attend. Even if he needs a year to continue to develop the rest of his game, his jump shot alone will make him an immediate contributor as a freshman.

As mentioned before, Houstan is down to a final four schools that include Michigan, Duke, Virginia, and Alabama. Here is how I would rank the contenders for five-star sharpshooter Caleb Houstan.

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