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Three-star recruit Duane Washington Jr. receives an offer from Michigan for the 2018 class

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Duane Washington receives an offer for the 2018 class from Michigan, a school that has had an eye on him for quite some time now.

Duane Washington Jr. dribbles the basketball during a game.
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John Beilein must have decided that he wasn't done trying to recruit for the 2018 class quite yet.

This time Beilein went to the Grand Rapids area, offering a scholarship to Duane Washington Jr., a three-star point guard according to the 247Sports composite.

He made the announcement via Twitter on Monday afternoon, adding to the over two dozen Division I offers he has already received.

The 6-foot-3, 180-pound guard is considered the ninth best player in the state (also by 247Sports). He has played his high school ball at Grand Rapids Christian High School. Washington averaged 14.9 points per game while shooting 45.8% from three-point range for The Family on the Nike EYBL circuit.

Michigan has had their sights on Washington for a good amount of time, as he visited the Wolverines last fall. Nothing really came of the opportunity however.

He has since then started to gain more interest all over the country, receiving offers from Cincinnati, Butler, Clemson and many more. He hasn't received an offer from any other Big Ten program, but Michigan State has shown an noticeable amount of interest.

The German-born native is the third point guard to receive an offer in the 2018 class at that position, joining fellow Michigan native David DeJulius (Detroit) who has since then committed to play for the Wolverines.

The Wolverines only have one open spot left for the 2018 class, and they have sent out 13 offers, leaving Beilein with some decision making.

UM Makes Final Cut:

Justin Ahrens, who just got done with a visit to Michigan over the weekend, announced on Monday via Twitter that Michigan has made his final six schools that he will pick from to attend. He recently de-committed from Ohio State in June, the state he is a native of. The 6-foot-5, 181-pound three-star forward is also looking at Vanderbilt, Purdue, Dayton and Xavier.