You are viewing this article in the archives. For the latest breaking news and updates in Ann Arbor and the surrounding area, see
Posted on Wed, Apr 11, 2012 : 11:49 a.m.

Michigan basketball recruit Glenn Robinson III ranked No. 11 in nation by

By Nick Baumgardner

Some rankings were shuffled and one addition will still be made, but in the end, experts still see the Michigan basketball team's 2012 recruiting class as one of the best in the country. updated its top 150 players list for 2012 on Wednesday, moving future Wolverine Glenn Robinson III to the No. 11 overall player in the group and giving him a five-star ranking in the process.

Presently, Rivals ranks Michigan's 2012 haul as the fifth-best class in America.


Michigan signee Glenn Robinson III is now the No. 11 prospect in the 2012 recruiting class, according to

Jeffrey D. Nicholls | Post-Tribune

The 6-foot-6 Robinson, a small forward from Lake Central High School in Saint John, Ind., is now a five-star prospect in both Rivals' and ESPN's current basketball rankings. He also passed Michigan State signee Gary Harris, a McDonald's All-American and Indiana's Mr. Basketball, on the Rivals' list.

Per the new rankings, Robinson becomes the top-rated prospect in the state of Indiana, ahead of Harris and Indiana point guard signee Yogi Ferrell.

Prior to Wednesday, Robinson was rated as the 34th-best player in America by Rivals.

Mitch McGary, a 6-foot-10, 263-pound power forward from Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro, N.H., lost his five-star status from Rival and is now rated as a four-star prospect, and the 30th-best player in the class.

Nik Stauskas, a 6-foot-6 shooting guard, moved up eight spots to No. 71 overall in the class. Stauskas is now the 12th-best shooting guard prospect for next season, one spot ahead of Michigan State signee Denzel Valentine.

The Wolverines are expected to add a fourth member to their 2012 class later Wednesday when they receive a national letter of intent from three-star point guard Spike Albrecht.

Albrecht's prep school coach, John Carroll, told on Wednesday that Albrecht has signed his letter. He is now waiting for signatures from his parents before officially faxing the letter to Michigan.

Nick Baumgardner covers Michigan basketball for He can be reached at 734-623-2514, by email at and followed on Twitter @nickbaumgardner.

Want to stay connected to Wolverine basketball in your Facebook newsfeed? “Like”'s Michigan Basketball News & Views.


Luke Bromberg

Wed, Apr 11, 2012 : 9:12 p.m.

All Of You Big Ten Fans Michigan is going To beat You Because their team keeps on getting stronger while your team get weaker and Go Blue!


Wed, Apr 11, 2012 : 7:25 p.m.

That's pretty amazing to have such two highly rated players from a midwestern state. But, Indiana is known for producing basketball players as we know. It's a big joke that Robinson wasn't picked for the McDonald's All American team. But whatever. I can't wait to see him play at Michigan. He's going to be a big-time player from the get-go at U-M.


Wed, Apr 11, 2012 : 4:19 p.m.

Let's not forget Spike. The meanest, toughest, bulldog, er uh basketball player of the bunch!!