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New in Blue – Basketball

July 27th, 2014 by Justin Potts


New in Blue: Forward Duncan Robinson (transfer)

Posted August 6, 2014 by Justin

Duncan Robinson – F | 6-7, 185 | New Castle, N.H. – Phillips Exeter Academy (Williams College)
GP GS Min/game  FG%  3-pt%  FT%  Points  Reb Assists TO Steals Blocks
32 31 34.7 55.7 45.3 87.8 17.1 6.5 1.8 1.1 1.1 1.2

Michigan football is kicking fall camp into gear, but the basketball program took the headlines on Wednesday, first announcing its matchups for the 2014 Legends Classic, then announcing that freshman D.J. Wilson will be out four to six weeks with a finger injury, and finally picking up a commitment from transfer Duncan Robinson. The 6’7?, 185-pound forward played last season at Division III Williams College and announced his transfer via Twitter:

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New in Blue: Small forward Aubrey Dawkins

Posted April 28, 2014 by Justin

Aubrey Dawkins – SF | 6-5, 185 | New Hampton, N.H. | New Hampton Prep
ESPN: 2-star, #101 SF Rivals: 3-star 247: 3-star, #321 nationally Scout: 2-star
Other top offers: Dayton, Rhode Island

John Beilein picked up his second addition to the 2014 recruiting class in as many weeks when Aubrey Dawkins pledged his commitment on Monday afternoon. The son of former Duke star and current Stanford head coach Johnny Dawkins chose the Wolverines over Dayton.

The 6-foot-5, 185-pound wing visited Michigan two weeks ago along with Muhammad Ali Abdur-Rahkman and received an offer, but wanted to wait on his decision. He enjoyed an extended visit to Dayton last week before ultimately deciding on Michigan.

Dawkins transferred from Palo Alto High School where he averaged 18.7 points and 6.9 rebounds per game to New Hampton Prep in New Hampshire and averaged 13 points per game this past season. While he didn’t have many offers, his former coach at Palo Alto thinks he has plenty of upside.

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New in Blue: Shooting guard Muhammad Ali Abdur-Rahkman

Posted April 19, 2014 by Justin

Muhammad Ali Abdur-Rahkman – SG | 6-4, 180 | Allentown, Pa. | Central Catholic HS
ESPN: 2-star, #101 SG Rivals: 3-star 247: 3-star, #381 nationally Scout: NR
Other top offers: Bucknell, Drexel, George Mason, Harvard, Lehigh, Robert Morris, VCU

Just a few days removed from the departure announcements of Nik Stauskas and Glenn Robinson III, John Beilein picked up a commitment from shooting guard Muhammad Ali Abdur-Rahkman. The 6’4?, 180-pounder out of Allentown, Pa. doesn’t hold a great offer list, but as Beilein has proven time and again that’s nothing to worry about. He obviously saw enough from Abdur-Rahkman to warrant an offer when the guard visited Ann Arbor this weekend and it was accepted. He announced his commitment on Twitter.

Abdur-Rahkman averaged 23.6 points, 4.1 assists, and 6.2 rebounds per game for Catholic Central High School and set the school’s career scoring record. He became the first four-time Pennsylvania Lehigh Valley all-state selection when was named to the PIAA Class AAA first-team following his senior season.

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New in Blue: Small forward D.J. Wilson

Posted October 6, 2013 by Derick

DJ Wilson – SF | 6-8, 205 | Sacramento, Calif. | Capital Christian
ESPN: 3-star Rivals: 3-star, #135 nationally 247: 3-star, #162 nationally Scout: 3-star
Other top offers: Gonzaga, USC, California, Colorado, Boise State, Harvard

John Beilein added another piece to the 2014 recruiting class Sunday when three-star forward DJ Wilson committed to Michigan after spending homecoming weekend in Ann Arbor.

Wilson’s official visit came after trips to Columbia and Gonzaga. The 6’9? big man underwent a quiet recruiting process due to a back injury that sidelined him for six months. Wilson received offers from many mid-major schools before catching the eye of Beilein in AAU ball. He also had offers from USC, California and Nevada.

The latest addition to the 2014 class fits the mold of a typical Beilein forward. Wilson is a lengthy shooter that can handle the ball pretty well. His value comes from his size, as he can get his jump shot off from anywhere on the court but prefers to do so from beyond the three-point line.

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New in Blue: Small forward Kameron Chatman

Posted October 1, 2013 by Derick

Kameron Chatman – SF | 6-7, 197| Portland, Ore. | Columbia Christian
ESPN: 4-star, #49 nationally Rivals: 4-star, #29 nationally 247: 4-star, #36 nationally Scout: 4-star
Other top offers: Arizona, Oregon, USC, UConn, UCLA, Memphis, Washington, Washington State, Oregon State

Michigan’s long basketball recruiting drought is over, as forward Kameron Chatman became the latest addition to the 2014 class on Tuesday evening. John Beilein, who has had a surprisingly quiet offseason after the team’s Final Four trip, broke his cold streak that extended back to March when the prized recruit announced his decision on Twitter just before 10pm Eastern time.

“(It’s) been a long Recruiting Process but im proud to say i will be a Michigan Wolverines next year #GoBlue,” Chatman tweeted.

Chatman is a consensus four-star recruit according to Scout.com, Rivals.com, 247 and ESPN. He joins Austin Hatch and Ricky Doyle in a 2014 class that has several other major targets like Devin Booker still undecided.

The young lefty was also considering local schools USC, Oregon and Arizona, but committed to Beilein after two visits, including one at the Big House when the Wolverines beat Notre Dame in the second Under the Lights game last month. Michigan fans were unsure if Chatman would leave the West Coast after playing high school ball in both California and Oregon.

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