Beilein, who just led Michigan to its third Sweet 16 appearance in his 10 seasons at U-M, had message to Mars (Pa.) Area High standout if he were to commit to the Wolverines.
“He thinks I have a pretty good chance to come in and play,” Carmody said. “And given the developments that have the past couple years, even people who weren’t highly recruited they were able to help get into the NBA.”
Beilein’s message comes on the heels of his former wing, D.J. Wilson, staying put in the 2017 NBA Draft on Wednesday. And more importantly, of course, for Beilein and Michigan, big man Moritz Wagner will be coming back for his junior season at U-M.
While both forwards are making different choices in the their respective professional basketball careers, Carmody has taken full notice of how Beilein has developed lesser known talent into NBA players like Trey Burke, Nik Stauskas and Tim Hardaway Jr., among others.
“That’s a really big thing for me,” Carmody said. “I don’t won’t to stay stagnate, I want to grow as a player each and every year. I think Michigan the way they run everything they always have people step up and getting better every single year. That’s something that really intrigues me.”
While no date has been set as of yet, Carmody says he plans on taking his official visit with Michigan sometime this June.
“I’ve been there two or three times, I kind of want to get a feel for the players,” Carmody said. “I’ve pretty much seen everything else, I just want to get a feel for the players and see what they do in their off time, see if I fit in with them and stuff like that.”
Carmody confirmed that he would be taking three of his five official visits to Michigan, Notre Dame and Purdue. However, he said he would leave his last two official visits available for after the live recruiting period opens up on Sept. 8.
That being said, if and when he takes his official visits, Carmody says he has good idea of what he’ll be looking for on those trips.
“Just a team that works hard and that goes at it everyday in practice and come off the court and be the best of friends,” Carmody said. “I kind of want to go somewhere where it’s a family atmosphere like that.”
As far as decision timeline, Carmody says it’s most likely will happen sometime this summer.
“I kind of want to happen before the school year starts,” Carmody said. “Whether that happens or not, I definitely want to sign in November or in the early signing period.”