Scout.com lists Michigan signee Derrick Walton as a McDonald's All-American snub
And for the 11th straight year, Michigan will be without representation in the country's most notable postseason recruiting showcase.
However, there's at least one recruiting analyst that believes the Wolverines could have -- or should have -- had a signee playing in Chicago this spring.
Scout.com's Brian Snow listed 2013 Michigan point guard signee Derrick Walton (Chandler Park Academy) as a player who may have been overlooked by this year's selection committee.
Snow wrote that Walton and Syracuse pledge Tyler Ennis would have been better point guard selections for this season's McDonald's game, but were instead passed over.
"Tyler Ennis and Derrick Walton would both seem to be more deserving," Snow wrote. "Both are also having excellent senior seasons, and both accomplished more during the summer against the best of the best competition wise.
"Ennis especially has a major gripe as he is the No. 23 prospect overall in the class, and is someone who has been extremely consistent with his play from day one, and has led his team to huge wins. Also Walton has been excellent as a senior, and once again he falls below the usual cut line at No. 42, but if the committee felt another point guard was needed, both of them would seem to fit the bill better."
The last Michigan recruit to make a McDonald's All-American game was Daniel Horton in 2002.
Walton is a four-star prospect, according to Scout.com, and is rated at No. 42 on Scout's top 100. ESPN rates Walton at No. 35 overall, while Rivals.com ranks him at No. 47. He is averaging 25.7 points, 10.1 assists and 7.5 rebounds per game this season.
The other Michigan signee who may have had a gripe this season is four-star wing Zak Irvin (Hamilton Southeastern, Ind.), who is ranked No. 24 by ESPN, No. 34 by Rivals and No. 49 by Scout.com.
Irvin -- who is one of the favorites to win Indiana's Mr. Basketball this year -- took to Twitter to express his thoughts on the matter.
"Congrats to everyone that made the McDonald's All-American Game!" Irvin wrote. "I guess it wasn't meant to be for me to make the team...fuel to the fire!!"
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