It wasn't long ago that a Canadian basketball player, Nik Stauskas, helped lead Michigan to an Elite Eight appearance in the NCAA Tournament.
Now, the Wolverines are in the running for another potential superstar from the same country.
According to a report from Jerry Meyer of 247Sports, Michigan is more than likely going to host an official visit from five-star, small forward R.J. Barrett.
In Meyer’s report, he stated that there is no official decision on whether Barrett will join the 2018 class or remain until 2019. He currently attends the Monteverde Academy in Florida.
The 6-foot-6 forward’s expected frontrunners outside of Michigan are Oregon, Duke and Kentucky. All four schools are expected to host an official visit.
Arizona, Kansas, Texas and UCLA are next in line on his recruitment board.
Barrett is currently the No. 1 overall prospect in the 2019 class and would more than likely get the same ranking if he indeed does classify for the 2018 group.
Most people have seen Barrett play in the U19 World Cup for Team Canada. He is remembered by his game against Team USA, where he scored 38 points while recording 13 rebounds and five assists to help with the stunning upset victory.
Throughout the entire World Cup in Egypt that was played earlier this month, Barrett averaged 21.6 points, 8.3 boards and 4.6 assists per contest.
Michigan can begin official visits on Sept. 9. John Beilein is still with a decimated staff and has yet to hire new assistant coaches.