Forward Jon Horford of Grand Ledge commits to Michigan basketball team
Michigan basketball coach John Beilein spent a lot of this past season explaining his team's need for size in the future.
On Friday, the Wolverines got some. Jon Horford, a 6-foot-9 forward from Grand Ledge, confirmed to AnnArbor.com this afternoon that he committed to Michigan.
Horford is the younger brother of current Atlanta Hawk Al Horford. He picked Michigan over Providence and California.
Although he is thin, he'll give Michigan much-needed size in the post with the graduation of DeShawn Sims and Zack Gibson. He'll also give the Wolverines a defensive presence, saying in January that rebounding and shot blocking are two of his better attributes.
Horford joins forward Evan Smotrycz and guard Tim Hardaway Jr. in the Class of 2010. He cannot, however, sign his letter of intent until the spring signing period next month and Beilein cannot comment about Horford until then.