2016 Basketball Best Guess Recruiting Class: June 15th

The 2016 recruiting class will be much bigger and star studded to the 2015 class thanks to departing seniors and NBA prospects. Thanks to the new found respect for John Beilein, his program, and the open scholarships, it looks like this class could be one of the best in the program\’s history, which includes 2012 and the Fab Five.

Check out our 2016 Best Guess Recruiting Class:

5* PG Derryck Thornton, 6\’2\’\’ 185lbs. Henderson, NV (Findlay Prep)

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– One of the best players in the country, Thornton is a playmaking point guard that can cross you over in a phone booth. His handles, vision, and decision making makes him a perfect prospect for John Beilein. If JB can develop Thornton like he has with his former point guards, he could be another B1G POY. His visit to Ann Arbor for camp solidified the Wolverines as his leader, in most people\’s eyes. 

Offer: Yes

Visit: Yes

Michigan\’s Chances: Very Good

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5* SF Tyus Battle, 6\’5\’\’ 185lsb. Gladstone, NJ (Gill St Bernard S School)

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– Battle is a prototypical 2-guard that can put the ball on the floor, create his own shot, finish at the rim, and knock down the deep ball. He is another player that Beilein can mold into an All-B1G player and possible NBA draft pick. Along with Thornton, he will visited Ann Arbor for camp and left with the Wolverines basically in the drivers seat. He and his father loved everything about Michigan and could be the first commit of the class. 

Offer: Yes

Visit: Yes

Michigan\’s Chances: Very Good

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5* F TJ Leaf, 6\’9\’\’ 210lbs. El Cajon, CA (Foothills Christian)

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– Easily one of the best and most versatile players in the class, Leaf is a long, athletic sharp shooter that can score inside and out, as well as run the floor thanks to some sneaky speed from the big man. After a recent visit to Ann Arbor, it looks like Beilein sold Leaf on the city, campus, University, program and style of play. At Michigan, Leaf could be a star.

Offer: Yes

Visit: Yes

Michigan\’s Chances: Very Good

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3* C Jon Teske, 6\’11\’\’ 210lbs. Medina, OH (Medina HS)

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– The long, lengthy big man has that look of a stretch big man that can score in the paint and from the elbow, but most importantly, he can block shots. Beilein has said that is one spot they are looking for and the is a very good chance Teske is that guy. He is very underrated and getting in early with an offer does nothing but help Michigan\’s chances.

Offer: Yes

Visit: No

Michigan\’s Chances: Very Good

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