With four commitments in the 2016 class, Michigan and John Beilein are shifting much of their attention towards the 2017. Last weekend the Wolverines hosted one of its top targets in that class, Milwaukee (Wis.) Rufus King junior shooting guard Jordan Poole, and the talented came away extremely impressed.
“It went great,” Poole told The Michigan Insider. “I got to tour the campus and went to see a game. I loved it all and did they come to play especially with two plays on SportCenter’s Top 10.”
“I did get offered and was I extremely excited. It is an amazing opportunity and I’m grateful that I was Coach Beilein’s first offer in 2017. He was just as excited as I was even. He really loves my game and my personality and how I fit their offense.”
The 6-4, 180-pound shooting guard currently ranks as the #89 player in the 2017 class and a four-star prospect by Scout, and after an strong summer his stock is still on the rise. His current offer list also includes Indiana, Illinois, Nebraska, Auburn, Marquette, Memphis, and Virginia Tech, and a host of others. That said, his latest from Michigan definitely sticks out.
“I’m crazy interested (in Michigan) and I loved it there,” said Poole. “They’re tied for #1 right now with Illinois. They play with four guards and they like to shoot the ball. I like to shoot it too, so that would be great! I’m amped that they are going to Jordan next year too!”
Poole got to see and hear a lot during his time in Ann Arbor, but felt the highlight of his trip was getting to learn about the day to day life of a Michigan basketball player.
“My favorite part was visiting the academic part of campus and then understanding everything the basketball team does... like how they develop players and how much time they spend to make youbetter,” said Poole. “I was astonished by how the team does a lot of stuff in the weight room to make sure they stay healthy and how they focus on that.”