Top '15 hoops prospect Karl Towns Jr. interested in Michigan basketball visit
ANN ARBOR -- John Beilein's attempt to establish a national recruiting profile for the Michigan basketball program seems to be strengthening by the day.
Beilein made waves last fall by landing highly-touted big man Mitch McGary to a class that already featured five-star swingman Glenn Robinson III. Additionally, the Wolverines currently have the No. 2 overall class pledged for 2013, and are in on a handful of top 50 prospects for 2014.
As for 2015? The Wolverines are sharing mutual interest from the biggest fish in the class.
Karl Towns Jr., a 6-foot-11 center from New Jersey, has hopes to be in Ann Arbor for a visit at some point soon, his father, Karl Sr., told MLive.com on Tuesday.
Towns had originally planned to take in the Michigan football team's season-opener against Air Force on Saturday, but according to his father, he now has plans to re-schedule the visit.
Towns, who played for John Calipari's Dominican Republic national team this summer as a 16-year-old, was recently rated as the top-overall prospect in the 2015 class by CBSsports.com.
"When I was younger my dad always told me about the Fab Five and would watch movies about all of them: Chris Webber, Jalen Rose and all the freshmen," Towns told UMHoops.com in May. "It was just a dream of mine to show my dad that I could be a part of that kind of team of freshmen and the tradition there at Michigan.”
Towns picked up an offer from Kentucky this week, and also recently earned an offer from Florida as well. According to Rivals.com, N.C. State and Baylor have also offered.
As far as other visits are concerned, UMHoops reports that another top 20 member of the 2015 class -- East Chicago, Ind. point guard Hyron Edwards -- is expected to be on campus this weekend. Also scheduled to be on campus this weekend, according to UMHoops, is 2014 four-star forward Jae'Sean Tate -- who currently holds a Michigan offer.
Meanwhile, four-star 2013 forward Reggie Cameron (Hackensack, N.J.) is planning to make a visit to Ann Arbor on Sept. 15.