Yes, the nation is aware that the Michigan Wolverines are one of two undefeated teams left in college basketball.
Yes, Michigan can reach No. 1 in the AP Poll with a win this weekend.
Yes, it’s all very, very fun. But as a diehard college sports fan, you’d simply be doing yourself a disservice if you didn’t get hyped up on recruiting rankings and bandwagoning for the next season to come. Even if your team is still undefeated in the current season, there’s always the prospect of “next year.”
Next-years are built on hope, something that is in surplus in Ann Arbor, Michigan pretty much year-round when it comes to basketball. While the Wolverines are one of the nation’s best teams this season, it’s always good to think about what the incoming players will add to an already impressive squad.
Leading the recruiting headlines so far for the Wolverines in 2019 is four-star small forward Jalen Wilson.
Wilson is a long, tall perimeter threat with a developed jumper, and his play style is similar to that of former Wolverine Glenn Robinson III.
At 6-foot-8 and 215 pounds, Wilson’s physique is ready for John Beilein’s scheme right away, so look for him to make an impact next season in one form or another.
John Beilein has signed just two players so far for the 2019 class, with the other being another four-star small forward Cole Bajema. At 6-foot-7 and 175 pounds, Bajema’s only Big Ten offer was from the Wolverines, which makes you think that Beilein sees something unique in this young man.
It appears that the sky is truly the limit for this basketball program.
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