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Posted on Sun, Jun 24, 2012 : 10:55 a.m.

Michigan basketball's 2012 freshmen class officially arrives in Ann Arbor

By Nick Baumgardner

The future of the Michigan basketball program has officially reported for duty.

Michigan's highly-touted 2012 freshmen signing class arrived in Ann Arbor on Saturday for the program's summer session.


Michigan's 2012 freshmen class: (from left to right) Caris LeVert, Spike Albrecht, Glenn Robinson III, Mitch McGary and Nik Stauskas.

Courtesy of Michigan basketball's Facebook page

On its official Michigan basketball Facebook page, the program sent out a photo of all five players -- Mitch McGary, Nik Stauskas, Glenn Robinson III, Caris LeVert and Spike Albrecht -- standing inside the William Davidson Player Development Center.

The class is highlighted Robinson, a five-star wing from Lake Central (Ind.) High School. McGary is a 6-foot-10, 260-pound four-star forward, while Stauskas is a 6-foot-6 four-star guard/forward.

The 6-foot-4 LeVert, a former Ohio signee, and Albrecht, a 6-foot-1 point guard prospect, round out the group.

Michigan's class was rated No. 7 overall by, No. 9 by and No. 14 by

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Mon, Jun 25, 2012 : 2:38 p.m.

..great photo.. Welcome Fellas, Go Blue! v


Mon, Jun 25, 2012 : 1:10 p.m.

Awesome!!! Welcome to the best little city in America. With hard work You will be leaders and Champions!!! Tim.


Mon, Jun 25, 2012 : 11:52 a.m.

From that picture, I would say LeVert is every bit as tall as GRIII and Nik. Welcome to Ann Arbor fellas. We can't wait to see you all playing soon!!


Mon, Jun 25, 2012 : 2:28 a.m.

these guys will fit in well with the current players. excited to see this coaching staff turn them into a great team. Go Blue!


Mon, Jun 25, 2012 : 1:46 a.m.

That picture is awesome!! They just look like young guys. Remember how old Oden looked when he played at OSU? Or how old Juwan looked when he was here? These guys have all such baby faces!! Welcome to the UM. I hope you enjoy the entire experience!! Go blue.


Mon, Jun 25, 2012 : 2:31 p.m.

He may have a baby-face, but McGary just celebrated his 20th birthday earlier this month. He's the same age as Tim Hardaway Jr. I hope that translates into "college ready" both emotionally and physically.

Billy Bob Schwartz

Sun, Jun 24, 2012 : 7:33 p.m.

I already can't wait till next year! LOL....WOW. Attitude is everything (well, not counting ability, experience, and stuff). If these guys have the attitude of most of the current team, the near future is going to be fun!


Sun, Jun 24, 2012 : 5:38 p.m.

Gentlemen; welcome to the University of Michigan. You are officially Wolverines. Remember, being a member of this university is more than just wearing a uniform. It is about excellence on the court and off the court. It is about being responsible to yourself, your team, your family, and your university in every aspect, including on the court, in the classroom, and in your community. We are honored to have you represent us this year. Hold each other accountable daily. Remember -- THE TEAM, THE TEAM, THE TEAM. GO BLUE.


Tue, Jun 26, 2012 : 1:21 a.m.

This should be posted in every UofM locker room, male and female! Well said!


Sun, Jun 24, 2012 : 5:30 p.m.

I really like this class. The first 3 guys who joined will all be excellent players for us. But, I also like the 2 late additions LeVert and Albrecht. Michigan was facing a depth problem at guard with the graduations and Brundidge transferring. Add to that the fact Burke will probably only play one more year, and getting another point guard was a key.

Gabe Callender

Sun, Jun 24, 2012 : 4 p.m.

The best class of freshman in my recent memory right there.


Sun, Jun 24, 2012 : 3:51 p.m.

Looks like they all need to get into the weight and start bulking up.

Yost Ghost

Mon, Jun 25, 2012 : 8:31 p.m.

Look at GR3's arms, he looks like he's got some bulk there.


Mon, Jun 25, 2012 : 3:13 p.m.

Speaking of Shaq, even he wasn't nearly as big coming out of HS as he became moving forward. These guys are young, they'll bulk up.


Mon, Jun 25, 2012 : 3:24 a.m.

What 18 year old doesn't? Look at old films of the Fab Five and nobody was confusing them with Shaq or Charles Barkley. Even Webber was not the size he ended up being as a man


Sun, Jun 24, 2012 : 5:27 p.m.

Not McGary. At 260 pounds, he needs to mainly tone it up and get stronger.