Juwan Howard and Michigan basketball just received great news, as 2020 four-star center Hunter Dickinson has committed to the Wolverines.
The 7-foot-2, 255-pounder from Hyattsville, Maryland chose Michigan over Duke, Notre Dame and Florida State.
After Dickinson’s girlfriend, Ziyah Holman, committed to the Michigan women’s track and field team on Nov. 13, two crystal balls from Duke recruiting writers went in favor of Michigan. It seemed like a matter of time before Dickinson committed to the Wolverines regardless of where Holman committed, but having her go to Michigan certainly didn’t hurt.
247Sports’ Director of Basketball Recruiting Jerry Meyer compares Dickinson to Thomas Welsh of the Denver Nuggets:
“Big body who can occupy space. Not an explosive athlete. Good basketball IQ and positional defender and rebounder. Effective in the high/low game. Knows how to seal his man and can also deliver a pass from the high post. Has reliable jump hook with his dominant left hand. Can make a face-up mid-range shot. Should end up being a second-round draft choice.”
This is an absolute huge win for Howard. With Jon Teske graduating after this season, center was a huge position of need in the 2020 class for the Wolverines. Now the worries of replacing Teske can be put at ease thanks to Dickinson — the No. 6 center and No. 34 overall prospect in his class — committing to Michigan.
Two big-time prospects remain for Michigan in the 2020 class — five-star guard Josh Christopher and four-star forward Terrance Williams.
Dickinson is the third commit in Michigan’s 2020 class, joining five-star forward Isaiah Todd and four-star guard Zeb Jackson, the latter of which already signed his letter of intent.