Michigan eyeing 2015 PG out of Cali

The Wolverines have continued to identity recruits early at every available opportunity, and the class of 2015 is loaded with them. Michigan has interest in Sedrick Barefield who plays for the Compton Magic. Barefield talked to GBW about Michigan and others that are involved.

The class of 2015 is the class that the Wolverines of Michigan will pick their next point guard from. It seems that their schedule is to pick a point guard every two years. And 2015 is loaded with them. Enter Sedrick Barefield out of California. He is a young man that played well in front of Michigan assistant Bacari Alexander at the Adidas Invitational in Indianapolis. With the Wolverines looking at him, he knows a little about the Maize and Blue as well.

"I had a chance to watch Trey Burke play," he told GoBlueWolverine, "and I like the way he plays. I like Michigan's style of play. I noticed a bright Maize and Blue shirt at my game, and my dad told me it was Michigan's assistant coach Bacari Alexander. I was very grateful and excited to be recognized, and that he came to see me play."

Sedrick has also had a chance to see flashbacks of Michigan's past.

"I like Michigan and I love the Fab Five. It was a good documentary. Chris Webber was my favorite -- he was very good."

Mr. Barefield, Sedrick's father, has had firsthand experience being around the Michigan program years back, when he was on a travel team made up of pros that played at Crisler Arena.

"I had a chance to play at Crisler Arena and it was a nice place to play in. Back then I played against Maurice Taylor, Jerod Ward and Maceo Baston. They had a very nice time."

With Mr. Barefield being a coach, he has seen had a chance to see some of the programs throughout the country. And he likes what Michigan has to offer.

"I like the way Coach Beilein runs his program and the system that they run, the players have freedom in his style of play. I really like the student-athlete mentoring that they have with their players. Michigan has a lot of momentum building there."

With Mr. Barefield assisting Sedrick in his recruitment, he makes sure to stay in the background while allowing Sedrick to shine out front. His father clearly understands that this is his son's time.

 "Sedrick certainly knows what he likes in a program," Mr. Barefield said, "and what he is looking for when that time comes to pick a college.

"Right now I am carrying a 3.2 g.p.a. and I am looking to push that higher. I am looking at academics first when I look at schools. I also want good coaching and the opportunity to play against good, solid competition."

Young Barefield keeps his eyes open when learning the game of basketball, and he is always looking to get better out on the floor.

"Chris Paul is a point guard that I look at a lot because he is a true point guard. Derrick Rose is just so athletic; and Deron Williams is just a big overall good point guard. I want to continue to work on my court vision, my shooting, as well as my point guard leadership. I am looking to get better in every aspect of the game."

With the way he has been playing, he already has interest coming in for his services.

"I have already been offered by Boston College and UCONN. The PAC-12 is showing interest as well USC, UCLA, Washington, Cal and Kansas."

There is plenty of time for Sedrick to choose a school, but for right now he is just taking it all in and enjoying the process. As he continues to grow and become a more polished player, it is quite clear that colleges will continue to turn the heat up on this up and coming young point guard out of California.

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