Several 2014 Michigan basketball recruits expected to visit campus this month
Michigan basketball coach John Beilein and staff got off to a fast start with the Wolverines' 2012 and 2013 recruiting classes, quickly netting six verbals between the two groups.
And now, the Michigan staff appears ready to start chipping away at its 2014 crop -- as six different 2014 prospects are slated to make unofficial visits to campus throughout September.
Melanie Maxwell | AnnArbor.com
Illinois Wolves AAU basketball coach Mike Mullins said via Twitter today that 2014 prospects Keita Bates-Diop of University (Ill.) High School, Peyton Allen of Glenwood (Ill.) High School and Amanze Egekeze of Huntley (Ill.) High School have scheduled unofficial visits to Michigan.
Mullins wrote that Bates-Diop (6-6, forward) will visit this weekend, while Egezeke (6-6, forward) and Allen (6-4, shooting guard) will visit Sept. 17 and Sept. 24, respectively.
Also, Eric Gordon All-Stars AAU coach Brian Keeton confirmed to AnnArbor.com Thursday that 2014 prospects Bryant McIntosh (6-2, point guard) and Sean Sellers (6-5, small forward) - both from Greensburg (Ind.) High School - as well as Indianapolis North Central High School's Perry Poindexter (6-7, small forward) will all unofficially visit campus on Sept. 17.
There is no limit to the number of unofficial visits a player can take. Unofficial visits - as opposed to official visits -Â are trips by a player to a university that are paid for by the player or player's family. Recruits may take five official visits, and cannot do so until the first day of class during their senior year of high school. Official visits are paid for by the university.
Michigan already has verbal commitments from Rivals.com four-star small forward Glenn Robinson III and four-star guard Nik Stauskas for 2012.
Consensus national top-five power forward Mitch McGary is scheduled to take an official visit to Michigan on Saturday. Michigan's 2012 class is rated at No. 14 overall by ESPN.com.
The Wolverines' 2013 class features verbal commitments from Rivals.com four-star point guard Derrick Walton, four-star small forward Zak Irvin, three-star power forward Mark Donnal and three-star shooting guard Austin Hatch.