The 2022 class isn’t signed, sealed and delivered just yet, but Juwan Howard and the Michigan Wolverines are beginning to focus a bit more on the 2023 class. They have already offered a few junior prospects, with the latest being five-star point guard Kylan Boswell.
The elite 6-foot-1, 180-pounder hails from Corona, California. He played at Centennial High School last year, but is now playing with AZ Compass Prep in Chandler, Arizona. This summer, he also helped lead Team USA to a gold medal during the FIBA U16 America’s in Mexico.
Boswell was offered by Howard Tuesday night, he recapped with Maize n Brew.
“Coach Howard was in practice and he gave me the offer,” Boswell said. “I had seen him at the EYBL, but (this was) my first time shaking hands and talking.
“For coach Howard to offer me is huge. It means I’m doing the right things and I appreciate any school who thinks I can help them win.”
Michigan adds to the growing offer sheet Boswell currently owns. He holds other offers from the likes of Kansas, Illinois, Texas, Texas Tech, Arizona, Louisville, UCLA, USC, Florida, Creighton and more. Even though the Wolverines just swooped in with the offer, Boswell looks forward to building a relationship with Howard.
“As a player, he experienced success on the highest levels. So I know he knows the game and how to teach it,” Boswell said. “We will take time to build a relationship and I’ll get to know him better as a person.
Boswell admits his interest in schools is “open right now,” but he has so far built good relationships with coaches at Arizona, UCLA, UNLV, Illinois and Kansas.
“But I’m waiting for the college season to see how teams play and how fans show up for their teams,” he added.
With all that said, Boswell isn’t focusing too much on his recruitment right now. Instead, he is trying to hone in on his overall improvement before he reaches the college level.
“I’m still just trying to get better,” Boswell said. “(I want to get better at) every single thing. I want to play in the NBA.”
A teammate of Boswell’s at AZ Compass Prep is Colin Smith, a four-star forward in the 2022 class who is going to be making an official visit to Ann Arbor this weekend. So, is there any shot he also takes a trip across the country with his teammate?
“We live together in a team house. We’re all brothers at AZ Compass,” Boswell said. “I’ll have to sit with my family and see what works (visit-wise).”
As far as what Boswell is looking for in his future college basketball program, he admits, “Style of play matters, but I want to win. I want to be where we work hard, and winning every game matters most. I really want to go to the NBA, so I want to be with a staff who can help with that.”
Boswell is now the fourth player in the 2023 class who Howard and the Wolverines have offered, joining five-star forward J.J. Taylor, five-star forward Omaha Biliew and unranked point guard Gabe Cupps.
Boswell is the No. 4 point guard and No. 14 overall player on the composite. You can check out some of his highlights in the video below.