Thursday, September 10, 2009
-Detroit Southeastern which features one of the best 2011 contingents in Michigan had Michigan State, Michigan, Syracuse, and Cleveland State in their open gym yesterday. The high majors where there to see 6'5 Jr G Brandan Kearney and 6'8 Jr PF Percy Gibson. Cleveland State was also in looking at 6'3 Jr SG Ed Brown, who recently transferred in from Detroit Finney. 6'5 2010 Sr Wing Johnny Lindsay also should be a factor for Southeastern this school year. Lindsay is extremely athletic, but needs to improve on skills. Lindsay will be recruited by D1s, and D2s.
-6'9 2011 Jr C Darren Washington will visit Penn State tomorrow. Washington is one of the elite big men in the 2011 class statewide by BOTB, along with 6'10 C Amir Williams of Country Day, 6'9 C Trey McDonald of Battle Creek Central, 6'9 PF Michael Hundley of Detroit Renaissance, 6'8 Jr PF Percy Gibson of Detroit Southeastern, 6'9 Jason Pretzer of Jenison, and 6'8 Jr PF Jalen Reynolds of Livonia Clarenceville. Washington was at Detroit Southeastern last year, but has now transferred to Ann Arbor Gabriel Richard.
-Although at this time BOTB may rank Amir Williams as the #1 C in the 2011 class statewide and Percy Gibson at the #1 PF statewide, don't be surprised if Trey McDonald and Jalen Reynolds take over that spot in the near future. Both McDonald and Reynolds are high majors. Reynolds holds an offer from Dayton, and other Midwest schools are on him as well. A recruiting update on McDonald and Reynolds is forthcoming.
-Casey Prather, the 6'5 Wing from Jackson, TN/Northside will be in on his official visit to Michigan this weekend for the Notre Dame game. Prather is one of the top athletes in the country and would be a great addition to Michigan's 2010 recruiting class if they can lock him up. Prather is a Top 70 player nationally by BOTB. Other visitors for Michigan's game will be released soon, but I have confirmed players from a few states to be there. One 2012 kid who I think will be bigtime from Indiana, but is a sleeper right now, will also be up for sure. More info coming soon.
-Trey Babers, the 6'5 2011 wing from Saginaw High is starting to get some increasing recruiting interest. Michigan is recruiting him intensely and he will visit the campus on Saturday to see the Notre Dame game. Saturday morning Babers will also visit Toledo along with Saginaw High's other D1 recruits in the 2011 class, 6'8 F Tommie McCune and 6'1 G Marquavis Ford. Schools like Iowa, Purdue, Central Michigan, and others have also shown interest.