Michigan offers five-star forward Paolo Banchero

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Pass on that one. Elite player, but the way his recruitment is playing out I’d be stunned if he doesn’t land at Washington, Kentucky or Duke. Almost every other player Michigan has offered I like their odds better than this one.

Yeah there are certain players where your energy is better spent elsewhere. I guess offer now, but as soon as they get vibes that he doesn’t have major interest, should probably divert more time and resources to other guys.

Maybe they can try to entice him as a 2020, but I think he recently stated publicly he probably wasn’t going to reclass.

Seems like the idea here is to demonstrate the ability to develop relationships with high level talent and signal ambition for the program. Whether they get a 5* or not in '20 may not be critical to the strategy.

If he shows he can get the most out of his roster things may begin to break his way next off-season.