Today is national signing day for the 2013 basketball cycle and the Wolverines are expected to bring in three touted recruits for this years class. 247Sports national basketball analyst Jerry Meyer breaks down the Michigan class.
Michigan commit Zak Irvin is the top prospect in the state of Indiana.
“Michigan has a quality 2013 class, which registers at No. 14 nationally and No. 3 in the Big Ten. Coach Beilein covered three positions with the three-man class and each of them fits well into his system of play.”
“The highest ranked prospect, four-star wing Zak Irvin has one of the most well rounded games in the 2013 class. At 6-foot-5, he is a great ball handler, can score in a variety of ways and rebounds well. Defensively he can guard multiple positions.”
Irvin is the top player in the state of Indiana for the 2013 class, with an overall grade of 96. He turned down offers from the likes of Indiana, Illinois, and Purdue before committing to Michigan.
“Point guard Derrick Walton is also a four-star recruit. Walton is a physical competitor who has proved to have a penchant for winning. He is a solid overall player without a significant weakness.”
Walton committed to Michigan over offers such as Iowa State, Valparaiso, and Central Michigan. He has a 247Sports overall grade of 94, as the 74th best player in the Top247.
Perhaps an underrated prospect in the 2013 class, Michigan will sign Whitehouse, Ohio native Mark Donnal from Anthony Wayne high school. At 6-foot-9, 215-pounds, Donnal could develop into the power forward Beilein is looking for.
“Three-star post player Mark Donnal has the type of game that should thrive at Michigan. He is a cerebral player who doesn't mind contact and is a skilled face up player.”
Donnal is the sixth ranked player in the state of Ohio, with an overall grade of 88. He checks in at No. 152 in the Top247.
Click HERE for a full rundown of 2013 national signing day by Jerry Meyer.