New Michigan Man: 2017 SG Jordan Poole

The Michigan basketball staff has landed their first 2017 commitment of the cycle as Milwaukee King (WI) SG Jordan Poole has committed to John Beilein and the Wolverines.

Poole is a top 100 player that fits the Beilein mold of combo guards. He is a smooth playmaker that can play either guard positions but looks to be a better fit at the two thanks to his scoring and spot up shooting ability. His skills remind me a bit of a more developed Muhammed-Ali Abdur-Rahkman at the same point.

Being the first 2017 commitment, Poole becomes the leader of Beilein’s future class. Since he committed so early in the process (for Michigan’s standards; they just started offering 2017 targets), he will be the “feet on the ground” to help the staff reel in their top targets.

  • Height: 6’4”
  • Weight: 180lbs
  • Notable Offers: Indiana, Illinois, Memphis, Marquette, Auburn
  • Rankings: Scout (4*, #90 overall) – Rivals (4*, #104 overall) – 247Sports (4*, #92 overall) – ESPN (4*)

Photo Credit: Mike Mulholland |

Garrett Fishaw