The freshman members of team 101 have officially arrived on campus.
Michigan basketball's 2016 class of Xavier Simpson, Jon Teske, Austin Davis and Ibi Watson arrived in Ann Arbor, Michigan on June 25th and will start summer classes soon. Simpson is a four-star while Teske, Davis, and Watson are all three-star recruits.
Watson will help fill the role of transfers Kameron Chatman and Aubrey Dawkins as a wing position player off the bench. Teske, who is 7-foot-0 and 200 pounds, and Davis will help sophomore Moe Wagner back up starting center Mark Donnal. Michigan will reportedly get Kentucky transfer Charles Matthews, but he will sit out for the 2016-17 season due to NCAA transfer rules.
Simpson is a four-star point guard from Lima High School in Lima, Ohio. He is the highest ranked player among all of Michigan's recruits. He is the No. 13 point guard and the No. 66 overall player in the 2016 class, according to 247Sports. The guard could work his way into a role in the backcourt with starters Derrick Walton Jr. and Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman.
Team 101 has given Michigan the 31st highest recruit class in 2016 across the nation, according to 247Sports. Michigan has only one player, senior Zak Irvin at No. 72, in ESPN NBA draft analyst Chad Ford's Top 100 for 2017.