Five-star 2020 guard Josh Christopher has been teasing a college decision for what feels like forever now, but the long-awaited commitment date is finally in stone. After teasing it earlier in the week, a tweet from Courtside Films confirmed on Saturday that Christopher is making his destination official on Monday, April 13.
The Michigan Wolverines are heavily favored in this recruitment in a top five that also includes Missouri, UCLA, Arizona State and USC. All 247Sports Crystal Ball selections have Christopher set to join head coach Juwan Howard’s first full recruiting class and the cherry on top of an intriguing offseason heading into next year. It would also give Michigan a top four recruiting class just behind the North Carolina Tar Heels.
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, per the 247Sports composite rankings. 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.
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 and four-star forward Terrance Williams. Three-star forward Jace Howard was originally set to be a scholarship member of the 2020 cycle, but will instead be walking on to the program next year.
Michigan currently has one scholarship spot available to add Christopher if that winds up playing itself out. The next potential dominos to fall would be NBA decisions from both Isaiah Livers and Franz Wagner. Livers has declared and entered the evaluation process, while Wagner as of this posting has not made a decision as to whether or not he will declare.