Another week, another batch of seemingly good signs to pass along with Michigan Basketball’s recruitment of five-star 2020 guard Josh Christopher. All 11 Crystal Ball picks on 247Sports now read in favor of the Wolverines, which is not all that surprising given the events of the last few weeks and our most recent article.
Something stands out as particularly interesting on Tuesday, as pointed out by The Michigan Daily’s Daniel Dash in an excerpt from a Rivals piece.
Notable info from Evans on Josh Christopher: “Christopher's commitment might not be too far away and the feeling is that Michigan is on the precipice of adding the five-star to its 2020 class.” https://t.co/x4MQ5oYCGi— Daniel Dash (@DanielDash_) February 18, 2020
The scouting report on Christopher’s 247Sports profile reads as follows:
“Excellent strength and good length for a shooting guard. Functional athleticism. Makes plays in traffic. Has great body control and ability to make tough shots and shots off one foot. Solid ball handler. More scorer than passer but can distribute. Rebounds position. Has potential to be an outstanding, versatile defender. Has a high floor as a prospect.”
Christopher ranks as the nation’s third-best shooting guard and 10th overall prospect. A commitment to Michigan would give them their highest-ranked recruit of the 2020 class, surpassing five-star forward Isaiah Todd, who is in the No. 13 slot nationally.
No timetable has been given for a potential Christopher commitment, but with all of the buzz since the new year, it is hard to imagine this playing out any other way than him joining the class.
The Wolverines have five commitments currently in the 2020 recruiting class in five-star forward Isaiah Todd, four-star center Hunter Dickinson, four-star guard Zeb Jackson, four-star forward Terrance Williams and three-star forward Jace Howard.
They are currently at their scholarship limit (chart here) for the 2020-21 season, so any additional players they add may need attrition to occur for there to be room. This could come either via NBA Draft entry or transfer portal. There have also been questions as to whether or not Todd will ultimately sign or instead go pro overseas, while others have wondered if Howard will wind up being a walk-on. There are a lot of factors in play, which makes things impossible to predict as of this posting.