Major Commit For Wolverines, Amaker
There's good recruiting news and then there's great recruiting news. On Monday, Michigan received some great recruiting news.
Detroit Redford junior shooting guard Dion Harris is a Wolverine. His commitment couldn't come at a better time for the Wolverines.
"I think right away his name and who he is and where he's from will have more of an impact right away," Redford coach Derrick McDowell said. "I'm not saying he won't produce but I think the impact of him going to Michigan will have more of an impact right away." Translation: Harris is important for two reasons.
The first is because he's a 22 point a game scorer on the wing. The second is simple: Michigan needed some good news.
"I think he liked Michigan State a whole lot too early on," McDowell said. "He liked Louisville a lot but Michigan was one of the ones from the beginning."
Harris was a first team all-stater as a junior and sophomore and was named to the Detroit Free Press' Dream Team each season. Last year, he shot 46 percent from the field and chipped in with 4.5 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 steals and 3 blocks.
"He can put the ball in the basket," McDowell said. "He's got a real good sense of scoring. They may sneak him in at the (point guard) some but I think he's a two (guard). He's been one of the best players in the state since he's been in high school."
Now, the Wolverines hope that string of success Harris has enjoyed the past few seasons follows him to Ann Arbor.