Michigan Wolverines news: Durral Brooks confirms commitment, plus more

Michigan basketball got a commitment from Durral Brooks plus more Michigan Wolverines news roundup.
Grand Rapids Catholic Central's Durral Brooks celebrates after a score against Ferndale during the
Grand Rapids Catholic Central's Durral Brooks celebrates after a score against Ferndale during the / Nick King/Lansing State Journal / USA

The Michigan Wolverines got some good news on Thursday as Mr. Basketball in the state of Michigan ,Durral Brooks, has confirmed to Dusty May that he will join the Michigan basketball program as intended.

May met with Brooks and his high school head coach who confirmed the news to Clayton Sayfie of The Wolverine. Brooks is ranked No. 194 overall according to the 247 Sports composite rankings. But the 6-foot-2 combo guard averaged over 27 points, six rebounds, and five assists this season.

For May, it's the first confirmed player on the Michigan basketball roster for the 2024-25 season. Jace Howard, Terrance Williams, Will Tschetter, and Nimari Burnett are on scholarship and haven't entered the transfer portal yet, but none have confirmed they will return yet.

The focus shifts to Christian Anderson, the other Michigan basketball signee in the 2024 class. He's ranked just outside the top 100. The 5-foot-11 point guard has been dominant in the EYBL and should bring a dynamic scoring element -- similar to Dug McDaniel -- to the Michigan Wolverines.

There's also a chance May gets Michigan basketball back in the mix with Khani Rooths. The ship might not have sailed for Tarris Reed and George Washington III either. Washington, a freshman guard for the Michigan Wolverines last season, attended May's press conference on Tuesday.

Michigan Wolverines open NCAA hockey tournament

The Michigan hockey team will open play in the NCAA tournament tonight for the 41st time and they will face off against a top-10 opponent in North Dakota. The Michigan Wolverines started the tournament ranked 10th. North Dakota is No. 5.

The two teams will meet in Maryland Heights, Missouri. The first puck will drop at 7:30 PM CST with the broadcast on ESPN+. Michigan hockey has been on a roll of late, although the Wolverines lost the Big Ten championship to Michigan State, and the officials, after some terrible calls.

Gavin Brindley is the Big Ten Player of the Year and one of the top scorers in the country. He'll lead the way offensively for the Wolverines along with T.J. Hughes and Dylan Duke. Seamus Casey is a star defender for Michigan hockey, but notched 45 points this season. He's also tied for the program record in assists from a defenseman.


If the Michigan Wolverines win, there's a good chance they'll meet Michigan State on Sunday in the regional final and a shot at a third-straight Frozen Four.