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Daily Brews: Tracking Michigan hoops 2023 recruiting as contact period begins

The Wolverines have been busy.

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The contact period for basketball recruits in the class of 2023 is officially underway as of midnight Tuesday morning. Juwan Howard and his staff were busy contacting some of the top sophomores in the country in hopes to earn their services in Ann Arbor.

Here’s a quick recap of all of the names we saw flying on our social media pages in the last 36 hours:

First up is 6-foot-8 forward and No. 5 prospect in the country according to 247Sports composite, Kwame Evans Jr.

In-state combo guard Braelon Green told Jake Weingarten the Wolverines were one of the first schools to reach out after receiving an offer from Michigan State earlier this week:

Ja’Kobe Walter, the No. 16 player in the class according to 247Sports, was another shooting guard to hear from Michigan, along with a slew of others schools:

The No. 64 overall ranked player in the class and Frisco, Texas-native named Drew Steffe caught the Wolverines’ eye:

The in-state recruit and No. 33 overall recruit Curtis Williams Jr. got some early love from Michigan:

The Wolverines targeted another small forward in Tyler Williams:

University of Detroit-Jesuit High School point guard Sonny Wilson also heard from Michigan:

John Gamble, the No. 47 player in the country out of Florida got a call from Ann Arbor:

The Wolverines reportedly got their second offer in the 2023 class on the books with No. 7 overall recruit J.J. Taylor out of Chicago:

The No. 55 overall recruit out of Indianapolis, Jalen Hooks had a conversation with Michigan:

Jazz Gardner, a 6-foot-10 center out of California and top 50 recruit took a call from Michigan:

Unranked 2023 small forward Sean Stewart continues to impress after earning an offer from Michigan in October:

A pair of top recruits share photos of their Michigan visits

Let’s keep the Michigan basketball recruiting train rolling as No. 77 overall recruit and Wisconsin point guard Seth Trimble shared some photos of his visit to Ann Arbor:

Coach Howard pulled out all the stops as Jordan Poole (another Wolverines from the Milwaukee area) was also in Ann Arbor during Trimble’s visit working out at the Crisler Center.

Trimble is set to visit North Carolina with his trip starting today. He has one crystal ball selection to Michigan.

The composite No. 41 recruit in the country, Donovan Clingan also shared a photo of his visit to Ann Arbor:

The 7-foot-1 mammoth in the class of 2022 previously visited UConn, and those two seem to be the favorites for his services. He’s one of four centers Howard has offered in his class.

One more hoops tidbit

Shams Charania posted all of the prospects heading to the NBA Draft Combine and Isaiah Livers appears to be the only Wolverine on his way:

Franz Wagner, Hunter Dickinson, Chaundee Brown and Mike Smith are other Wolverines who have their names in the pool of players hoping to hear their name called on Draft Day, as of now.

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