In a span of a few short weeks De Pere (Wis.) guard Brevin Pritzl has emerged as one of the most buzz-worthy prospects in the Midwest. He certainly piqued Michigan’s interest as evidenced by the sudden visit invitation the Wolverines extended earlier this week. The Dairy State sharp-shooter is slated to be in Ann Arbor today to see up close and personally a program he has long admired from afar.
“I like them a lot,” Pritzl said of Michigan. “I really like their system. I [watched] Caris LeVert. I love the way he plays along with Stauskas. I don’t know what their point guard’s name is but the way he handles really sets the tempo on the team. And their big guys are unbelievable. They did whatever they had to do to win games.”
Stauskas’ turn as the Big Ten player of the year was particularly enticing for Pritzl considering the similarities he sees in their respective games.
“I like Nik Stauskas,” said Pritzl. “That guy can straight up fill it up. (I’m) a little shorter, but oh yeah… I can probably play in an offense like that."
“I’m going to run around a lot and I’m going to try to get open and get some three’s. If I’ve got a (smaller) guy, I’m going to try to post up a little bit. If a guy starts closing out too hard, I might try to dribble drive by (or) shot fake.”
That skill-set would seemingly fit very well into John Beilein’s offense, but Pritzl was quick to note that there are a number of programs for which the very same thing could be said.
At this point the talented youngster is wide open.
“I just like a good team, a good coach, and a system where I know there’s a chance for me to be a better player.”
Stay tuned to GoBlueWolverine for more on Ptizl following today’s visit.