Brian Snow Talks Michigan Recruiting National basketball recruiting analyst Brian Snow takes a few minutes to discuss the recruiting efforts of John Beilein and Michigan, outlook for 2015 and 2016, and more.

The success of the Michigan basketball program is noticed.

Whether it be because of added national spotlight games with the bright maize jerseys or the eager welcomes into the homes of some of the top talent in the entire country, John Beilein’s program is on the map.

No, recruiting hasn’t gone exactly as fans have hoped with No. 1 point guards and No. 1 wing targets committing to Michigan without much of a thought, but getting involved is a major step for the Wolverines.

Still keeping a close eye on a handful of targets in the 2015 class, a guard quickly approaching his decision is Columbia (S.C.) Spring Valley four-star P.J. Dozier. National Recruiting Analyst Brian Snow offers his thoughts on the 6-foot-6 combo guard.

“He’s a really high IQ kid,” Snow said. “He’s not going to blow you away with athleticism, he’s not an elite scorer but he always just seems to make the right play at the right time. He was a kid I saw at first as a freshman and I loved him, loved him, I thought he was going to be a five-star point guard.

“Then I saw him as a sophomore and he looked more like a two, wasn’t shooting it as well, just didn’t look like the same player. Now unfortunately he got hurt following that but he’s bounced back.

“He’s showing his natural talent and he’s someone to really like because he does a lot of different things, a lot of versatility on the offensive end.”

In Michigan’s 2016 class the Wolverines secured an early commitment from Medina (Ohio) four-star center Jon Teske, a 6-foot-11 big man that was also heavily pursued by Ohio State.

“Teske is a big kid who really runs the court well,” Snow said. “That’s the thing he’s going to do and I don’t think a lot of people appreciate when a big guy runs the floor, what it means, it collapses the entire defense, it opens things up for shooters and it just puts so much pressure on the other team.

“He really runs the court as well as virtually any big guy in the class. He’s got a nice shooting touch probably out to about 15 feet, he might think it extends a little further but realistically 15 feet. And then he’ll give effort on the glass, he’s not an elite rebounder, he’s not Caleb Swanigan but he’s a good enough rebounder and as he gets stronger I think you’re going to see development there.

“In a perfect world, maybe he can become Frank Kaminsky. What are the odds of that? Not good, he’s the Big Ten Player of the Year for a reason but that’s the kind of thing you’re hoping for, for a kid like him.”

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