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August 5, 2014

Hoops Recruiting: Visits and more

Michigan is hosting Williams College transfer Duncan Robinson (6-7) as we write, a trip that's expected to last until tomorrow. This comes on the heels of Class of 2016 big man Jon Teske's third official visit in as many months. That and much more …

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The Teske visit was outstanding, Teske (6-11, Rivals.com three-star junior nationally) reported yesterday. We expect Robinson's will be great, too, and that it will end in an offer and a commitment. His visit comes on the heels of a trip to Davidson, and Williams continues to encourage him to stay despite the loss of head coach Mike Maker (a former John Beilein assistant at West Virginia) to Marist.

Michigan will also host a couple of big men in the near future. Otsego, Mich. 6-11 senior Seth Dugan (not rated by Rivals.com) will be in, as will St. Louis Chaminade 6-8 standout junior Tyler Cook (Rivals.com three-star prospect). Cook scored 30 points in a game at a Kansas camp to pick up an offer from the Jayhawks, and Purdue, Florida, Iowa and others have also offered.

Cook will be in August 9. He played summer AAU ball with point guard offeree Quentin Goodin (6-2, Rivals.com No. 59 junior nationally) of Campbellsville, Ky., Taylor County.

"I really like him," Goodin's dad, Chris Goodin (an assistant coach and very astute basketball mind), said recently. "It was crazy, because early on in the spring we didn't see the aggressiveness Tyler showed in the summer. He wasn't aggressive attacking the basket. From the spring period in June, he took a month off and then to July it was like two different players. We left knowing one, and he came back completely different."

Cook comes from a great family, Chris Goodin said, and has played with a different level of confidence since the Kansas camp.

As for Goodin - stay tuned for an article on the talented point guard.

More notes:

  • Michigan is watching West Linn, Ore., class of 2016 point guard Payton Pritchard in addition to Goodin, Henderson, Nev., Findlay Prep's Derryck Thornton Jr. (6-1, Rivals.com's No. 11 junior nationally) and Detroit U-D Jesuit's Cassius Winston (6-0, No. 35). Pritchard had a solid summer and has offers from Indiana, UCLA, Villanova, Virginia, Wisconsin and others.

    Pritchard might be down in the pecking order, but he's a talent.
  • Class of 2015 guard Jalen Coleman of La Porte, Ind., La Lumiere (6-3, No. 36), will take an official visit to Notre Dame Sept. 6, and it wouldn't shock if that's where he ended up. Some close to it have said Michigan seems to be concentrating its efforts on others, including Columbia, S.C. four-star combo guard standout P.J. Dozier (6-6, No. 40).

    Likewise, Michigan has watched Chesterfield, Va., three-star (and rising) Kenny Williams closely, and he's picked up offers from Georgetown and North Carolina, but we don't expect him to end up in Ann Arbor.

  • One Michigan remains extremely interested in: Madison, Ala. four-star Joshua Langford. He'll be in Ann Arbor for a visit this Friday, Aug. 8, and will visit Michigan State Aug. 9. He's Rivals.com's No. 21 junior nationally.








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