Monday, September 21, 2009
Carleton Brundidge a Wolverine!
Michigan received its first 2011 commitment today from Southfield PG Carleton Brundidge. Brundidge is consensus top 100 for 2011, and is viewed by many (many wolverine fans, that is) as the best player in a deep 2011 class in the state of Michigan.
For more on Brundidge, check out the UM Hoops commit article.
This is a huge pickup for Beilein and co for many reasons. A constant knock on Beilein is that he is purely a system coach who cannot recruit top talent. Bogus. Another is that he is unable to recruit the talent-rich state of Michigan. Bogus again. This commitment puts a lot of pressure on the two remaining top candidates, both very highly rated wings, left for 2010: Trey Zeigler (Mount Pleasant, MI) and Casey Prather (Memphis, TN). Meech being scholarship strapped, it also puts pressure on top ranked 2011 MI wing Brandon Kearney to compete for the highly-coveted remaining wing opening. If any one of these kids ends up committing, we've got ourselves a very talented future wing at U of M. If none does, there's plenty of other top-ranked talent with Meech love, so it's a win-win.
Huge, huge, huge pickup for John Beilein and co. The future looks bright for the U of M basketball program. If you don't follow Meech basketball by now, you certainly should.
-Devin Gardner does NOT want to redshirt. He wants to play NOW!
-The Michigan Daily actually wrote a piece worth reading last week. Not just surprisingly good, but I would go as far to say that it's excellent. The subject of the article is Pahokee, home of Martavious Odoms, Brandin Hawthorne and Vincent Smith.