Michigan basketball trending hard for 2024 guard Justin Pippen

Justin Pippen, the son of NBA legend Scottie Pippen, is trending with projections to commit to Michigan basketball.
Dec 2, 2023; Scottsdale, AZ, USA; Sierra Canyon guard Justin Pippen (1) against Desert Mountain
Dec 2, 2023; Scottsdale, AZ, USA; Sierra Canyon guard Justin Pippen (1) against Desert Mountain / Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Justin Pippen has been one of the fastest-rising prospects in the entire 2024 recruiting class and after taking an official visit to Michigan basketball this weekend, the Wolverines feel like the favorite to land his commitment.

Pippen is ranked outside the top 100 according to the 247 Sports composite rankings, but just barely. He's actually ranked 103rd overall in the On3 Industry rankings. The 247 Sports evaluators have him ranked 62nd overall.

The 6-foot-3 combo guard out of California added some height going into this past season and his game has really taken off. Georgia Tech was thought to be the favorite and picked up a crystal ball in March. Texas A&M and Stanford also offered in Feburary.

Michigan basketball has become the favorite for Justin Pippen

However, news broke last week that Michigan basketball was in the mix. The Wolverines locked down Pippen for a visit this weekend, the same weekend as a slew of transfers, and now, Michigan basketball definitely feels like the favorite.

Jamie Shaw, a national recruiting analyst for On3.com, put in an expert projection for Pippen to commit to Michigan basketball. Davis Moseley, a Michigan basketball insider, followed suit. There have also been projections for Pippen to U-M on the Rivals Network.

Pippen is ranked No. 138 overall in the 247 Sports composite rankings for 2024, but he's a top-10 combo guard according to 247 Sports. He's also a solid 3-point shooter who can attack the bucket. Like his dad, he's a good athlete too.


Pippen would be a great fit for May's system. He can score, facilitate, shoot, and defend. He also could make an early impact, while being a key piece for at least the next 2-3 seasons. That's the dream in college basketball.