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Resetting Michigan basketball’s 2022 offer board

Limited spots now, but that is expected to change.

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The Michigan Wolverines bring in the top-ranked recruiting class in the 2021 class and head coach Juwan Howard is looking to keep the momentum going. A strong foundation has been set with success on the floor mixed with player development and recruiting prowess shown on the trail.

Michigan signed six players to its 2021 class, but the next cycle is not expected to be as big. There are currently two spots open but that could change players deciding to transfer or enter the 2022 NBA Draft. DeVante’ Jones, Hunter Dickinson, Caleb Houstan and Moussa Diabate may fit the bill there.

Scholarship Availability

We keep this chart handy on the site at all times, but we will share it here for reference purposes.

Team Needs

Point guard, shooting guard, forward, center

Jones transferred to Michigan with the idea that he would be the lead guard and has also kept his name in the 2021 NBA Draft process, insinuating that this could be a one-year arrangement despite two years of remaining eligibility. That makes point guard a need again for the Wolverines alongside or behind Frankie Collins on the depth chart. Eli Brooks will be gone after this season, meaning another body at guard is necessary as well. Given the uncertainty of how Dickinson and Diabate will look as pro prospects at season’s end, a big man capable of playing center will be something to take a look at, as well.

2022 Michigan Basketball Offer Board

Player School (State) Star Rating Position Nat. Rank Pos. Rank
Player School (State) Star Rating Position Nat. Rank Pos. Rank
Dereck Lively II Westtown School (PA) 5-star C 5 1
Jarace Walker IMG Academy (FL) 5-star SF 9 1
Eric Dailey IMG Academy (FL) 4-star SF 27 5
AJ Casey Whitney Young (IL) 4-star PF 33 6
Jett Howard University School (FL) 4-star SF 39 10
Ernest Udeh Jr. Dr. Phillips (FL) 4-star C 56 9
Ty Rodgers Grand Blanc Community (MI) 4-star SF 57 16
Yohan Traore Prolific Prep (CA) 4-star C 67 11
Gregg Glenn Calvary Christian Academy (FL) 4-star PF 93 17
Colin Smith St. Mark's (TX) 4-star SF 107 20
Rankings via 247Sports’ Composite

The Class

The 2022 class does not any pledges yet, but Jett Howard is about as close to a lock as it gets considering his father coaches at Michigan. It usually takes a single domino to fall before the floodgates start to open a bit and it would surprise no one if the top-50 guard kicked off the class for the Wolverines.

Dug McDaniel has long been seen as one of Michigan’s top targets at the point, though Seth Trimble should be kept an eye on now that he has been offered. Jaden Bradley plays with Jett Howard at IMG Academy but seems likely to head for Kentucky.

Michigan is going to take some big swings in the class with the largest being five-star center Jalen Duren. Anytime you get involved with top ten prospects, the professional route is also something to fight against. The Wolverines should be in consideration should he decide to play college ball.

Other prospects to pay attention to are Justice Williams, AJ Casey, Gregg Glenn, Colin Smith and Ty Rodgers.

It remains to be seen how big the class will wind up being, but things should start to heat up on the trail heading into the summer. I would expect this to be another class mixed with foundational 3-4 year players with an elite prospect or two at the top to round things out.