If things go well for Michigan basketball tomorrow, the Wolverines will have landed two of the nation's top 64 senior prospects. Detroit Pershing 6-8 forward DeShawn Sims leads U-M's class, checking in at No. 31 in the final Rivals.com 150 for the class of 2006, while Chicago Marshall's Patrick Beverley cracks the list at No. 64.
Beverley, of course, will decide between Michigan and Arkansas in a 3:00 (CST) press conference at his school Wednesday. The 6-2 senior, who led his Marshall team deep into the playoffs, averaged 34 points and six assists per game as a senior.
Sims, meanwhile, finished one spot short of five-star status, coming in a slot behind former U-M target Jason Bennett (Kansas State). He recently scored 23 points and grabbed six rebounds in the Capital Classic all-star game in Washington, D.C. He'll next play in the Jordan Classic at Madison Square Garden in New York April 22.
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U-M's two other signees, 6-5 wing K'len Morris of Grand Blanc (Mich.) High and 6-6, 235-pound combo forward Anthony Wright of Oak Hill Academy in Mouth of Wilson (Va.) finished as three-star prospects, just outside the top 150.
For the entire top 150 list from Rivals.com, click here: Final Top 150.