Earlier this evening, Michigan basketball added its first commitment of the 2017 class in the form of guard Jordan Poole (Milwaukee, Wisconsin).
Poole is a four-star prospect and the 21st-ranked shooting guard in the class, according to the 247 Composite rankings.
At 6-4, 180 pounds, he still has plenty of time to fill out his frame with some good muscle in the next two years before he hits campus.
Poole fits the traditional mold of a John Beilein player. He has the range on his jumper to hit shots from anywhere in the gym. He's not a slasher by any means, but he shows the ability to get to the rim and finish. His crossover is pretty good, as well. He has the ability to handle the ball and play the point. Beilein likes to mix his lineups up, so having a player with Poole's skill set gives Michigan options with its floor combinations.
As far as the impact on the rest of the class goes, Poole's commitment fills Michigan only available scholarship for the cycle. Of course, attrition is always possible and often times comes out of nowhere with players making the leap to the NBA.