2018 - F - Brandon Johns (Commit)

brandon-johns

#81

I think @MattD said the staff prefers Hunter, which I think is great news. And then I’d guess a wing (Ryan/Carmody) is higher priority than Johns. But not sure we can afford to put Johns on hold and play the wait-and-see game, considering he’s a highly-touted, in-state (from EL, no less) recruit.

@buckets12 funny that you say that, because I’m guessing the people that would be relatively less happy with a Johns commitment were also relatively less happy with the Livers commitment (think that we passed up better options for a guy who strictly fills the offense-related needs of the team)


#82

If we take a 3/4 in '18, I’d rather it be Hunter.
Priority should really be a top 2G for '18 though.


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#86

In front of Izzo and Jeff Meyer

Beilein was at another court watching Ignas.


#87

Wow aau help defense sucks. On the other hand t’s good to see our targets being aggressive, and college s & c would hopefully make him more explosive.


#88

#89

This kid, to go along with livers, would be rather exciting. Kid has a very bright future.


#90

Hunter and Nance are higher on my wish list for that position than Johns, but it sounds like Johns is rediscovering his game after a less inspiring stretch over the past 12-15 months.


#91

Bump?

Made this previously Patreon-only video free from EYBL this spring:


#92

3 crystal balls for Johns to Michigan today including Jerry Meyer. Maybe something developing?


#93

Yep. Looks like Nance/Johns combo in the near future. Hope it’s true. Want 2 of 3 from Iggy, Johns and Hunter (though I’d take all three, I get the roster makeup issues it could provide).


#94

Don’t really like looking at rankings all that often as a primary judgment, but find it interesting that Brandon Johns is the highest rated player that Michigan has offered in this class (although Iggy’s ranking seems a bit messed up by some sites not ranking him).


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#96

Yeah, there’s nothing in there that truly dissuades the rumors. Particularly since umbig11 is batting 1.000


#97

Maybe. However, the report mentioned in the tweet says only that an assistant at Johns’ high school hasn’t been told that a commitment has occurred and thus doubts it. By contrast, there are multiple sources across several sites (many with a lot of credibility) stating that Johns has committed. Until anything happens publicly, I’m in wait and see mode–anything can happen–but the fact that an East Lansing reporter (primarily a traffic reporter at that) advises “pumping the brakes” based on an inconclusive set of comments from a high school assistant coach doesn’t move the needle for me.


#98

I agree completely gotta take into account the city as well as a coach trying to protect his players announcements.


#99

I was thinking the same thing. In a shocking turn, a coach and radio station from east lansing deny rumors that a top 50 prospect from their city is going to a school they probabaly hate.


#100

David DeJulius and Brandon Johns is a damn good start to '18.