2008 Basketball Target List

GoBlueWolverine's preliminary list of Michigan's 2008 basketball targets. Stay tuned in the coming weeks for additional names, as well as scouting report and interest level updates as we build toward our 2008 Basketball Recruiting Primer.

PG
Anthony Crater
Pos Rank: #3 Pos Rating:
Ht: 6-1 Wt: 165
AAU Team: Michigan Hurricanes
High School: Southwestern Academy (Flint, MI)
Scout.com commentary: Outstanding point guard who runs his team and can score when needed. Big time assist guy with poise and patience. Natural leadership ability. Should be one of the elite players at his position in his class.

Rotnei Clarke
Pos Rank: #9 Pos Rating:
Ht: 5-10 Wt: 155
AAU Team: Team Texas
High School: Verdigris HS ( Claremore, OK )
Scout.com commentary: Prolific scorer from the state of Oklahoma. Confident young man with a big time GPA and range on his jump shot. Size will determine eventual level of play but his stroke will take him places. Thinks the game and can make shots off the bounce.

Brad Redford
Pos Rank: #10 Pos Rating:
Ht: 5-10 Wt: 160
AAU Team: Michigan Mustangs
High School: Frankenmuth HS (Frankenmuth, MI)
Scout.com commentary: Heady guard with an absolutely terrific stroke. Gets his shot off and will pull it from anywhere. Runs a team. Size, speed will determine his level. Talented player who has a chance.

 

Wing
Delvon Roe
Pos Rank: #3 Pos Rating:
Ht: 6-8 Wt: 220
AAU Team: King James Shooting Stars
High School: St. Edward HS (Lakewood, OH)
Scout.com commentary: Talented, long athlete. Uses his length to work inside and is athletic enough to make plays. Has grown each year and improved with each season. High-major forward who defends at a high level. Also plays baseball though not considered a better prospect in the sport than hoops.

Devon Moore
Pos Rank: NR Pos Rating:NR
Ht: 6-3 Wt: 170
AAU Team: Cleveland Basketball Club
High School: Northland High School (Columbus, OH)

Drew Maynard
Pos Rank: NR Pos Rating:NR
Pos Rank: #NR Pos Rating: NR
Ht: 6-5 Wt: 190
AAU Team: Michigan Hurricanes
High School: Lake Orion HS (Lake Orion, MI)

 

PF
Howard Thompkins
Pos Rank: #5 Pos Rating:
Ht: 6-8 Wt: 220
AAU Team: Atlanta Celtics
High School: Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, VA)
Scout.com commentary: Father was an NBA draft choice (Atlanta, Rd. 10, 1981). He's got a chance to be a big time prospect. Has solid bounce, good skill package and can play facing the basket. (EDT Note: Alex Legion is working hard on his new teammate and Thompkins has been in contact with the Wolverines)

Yancy Gates
Pos Rank: #7 Pos Rating:
Ht: 6-8 Wt: 255
AAU Team: Cleveland Basketball Club
High School: Withrow HS (Cincinnati, OH)
Scout.com commentary: This is one of the most talented prospects in a loaded state of Ohio. Huge body for the post and should be able to step out some as well. Moves well for his size. Should be the highest level high-major recruit.

Angel Garcia
Pos Rank: NR Pos Rating:
Ht: 6-10 Wt: 190
AAU Team: Spiece NW Stars
High School: East Chicago Central HS ( East Chicago, IN )
Scout.com commentary: Native of Puerto Rico. Has impressive skills for a guy his size. Can handle, pass, shoot and will do the work down low. Could be a SF in the making. Shoots it deep. Made his U.S. debut at the Spiece Run 'n Slam. Will matriculate to the States for his sophomore season. Does not speak much English.

Jay Thames
Pos Rank: #NR Pos Rating:
Ht: 6-9 Wt: 195
AAU Team: Maryland Madness
High School: Port Huron Northern HS (Port Huron, MI)

 

C
Kenny Frease
Pos Rank: #4 Pos Rating:
Ht: 6-11 Wt: 245
AAU Team: Team CBIZ
High School: Perry HS (Massillon, OH)

Michael Dunigan
Pos Rank: #5 Pos Rating:
Ht: 6-9 Wt: 235
AAU Team: Mean Streets
High School: Farragut Academy (Chicago, IL)

Philip Jurick
Pos Rank:NRPos Rating:
Ht: 6-11 Wt: 255
AAU Team: Team CBIZ
High School: East Ridge HS ( Chattanooga, TN )

Jason Washburn
Pos Rank: #NR Pos Rating:
Ht: 6-10 Wt: 194
AAU Team: Michigan Hurricanes
High School: Battle Creek Academy (Battle Creek, MI)


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