Hoops: Michigan Showing Interest in Fruendt

Michigan has been spending a great deal of time in Illinois lately, honing in on a few new 2008 prospects. One of those players is 6-5 wing Nick Fruendt. GoBlueWolverine caught up with Nick to discuss his interest in the Wolverines, his game, and much more.

What are your high school stats?

 "I am 6-5, 185 lbs. and I average 20 points and 9 rebounds per game. Currently I carry a 4.0 GPA and I take honors classes in math and science." 

Tell us a little about your game.

"When I am playing against a smaller player I like to take him inside. If I am playing against a bigger player I try to go by him.  I can play on the perimeter as well."

You’ve had the chance to talk with Michigan assistant coach Mike Jackson.  How did that go?

"It went very well.  Coach Jackson called me up and talked and he told me that he was going to come to my practice. I was impressed with the fact that he came out after he told me he would. I enjoyed that. It just means so much that he came to see me at practice.  It means more than just sending mail."

Give us your thoughts on Michigan's program.

"I am very interested in Michigan. Michigan is a big program in the Big Ten. I know they have had good guards like Daniel Horton; I liked the way Daniel Horton played when he was at Michigan. Coach Tommy Amaker is an energetic coach and I really like Coach Jackson a lot. I am hoping to visit Michigan for the December 30 game against Georgetown."

What schools are showing you interest at this time?

"Michigan, Indiana, Wisconsin, Iowa, DePaul, Dayton, Bradley, Notre Dame, and Southern Illinois."

Have any of those schools offered you?

"Yes. Bradley, DePaul Southern Illinois and Illinois State."

What would you say is most important for you in the recruiting process and when will you make a decision?

"It is most important to choose a school with good academics and I am very open to going to college anywhere. I want to see how the team atmosphere is with the players and coaches. My first year I would like to push for playing time. I will make my decision at the beginning of the season next year. "

GoBlueWolverine will have more on Fruendt in the coming months.

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