The Michigan basketball team has its eye on several key prospects as the 2019 recruiting season kicks into high gear.
Among them is 3-star guard Joe Girard III, and the good news for the Wolverines is that they made the cut in his recently released list of top six schools. Joining Michigan in his top six are Duke, Syracuse, Notre Dame, Penn State and Boston College.
Girard comes from Glens Falls High School where he currently holds the New York career scoring record, averaging more than 50 points per game this past year. He’s also a part of Nike EYBL’s City Rocks AAU squad where he averaged 12.2 points in 16 games.
At Glens Falls, Girard is also the quarterback on the football team, so he’s hoping to commit to one of the six programs prior to the football season starting. But he’s unsure if he will be able to visit all six schools prior to choosing.
Currently, Girard is ranked 145th in the 247Sports composite and the 23rd guard in the nation. Duke is the leading contender for him, but Michigan coach John Beilein has ties to his family, as he coached Girard’s father at Le Moyne.
Girard still has the July evaluation period plus one more season to showcase his abilities on the court. But Michigan still has a chance to finally land the high-scoring prospect that’s been on the radar for a long time.