Michigan coach John Beilein won’t hand out offers for the Class of 2014 until June 15, but some of the players he and his staff are looking at are starting to be recognized.
Four Michigan potential targets made the 2014 ESPN Super 60, led by guard Devin Booker (Moss Point, Miss./Moss Point), rated as the No. 24 player in the nation.
The son of former professional basketball player Melvin Booker is someone the Wolverines have paid a lot of attention to in this class. But he’s not the only one.
Forward Keita Bates-Diop (Bloomington, Ill./University), who plays with the Illinois Wolves, is the No. 45 player in the Super 60. He told WolverineNation last month he wanted to stay close to home for college and he fits Michigan’s system well.
He has good length -- a 7-foot-3 wingspan on a 6-foot-7 body -- and has the ability to both shoot from the outside and take his opponent off the dribble.
Guard Bryant McIntosh (Greensburg, Ind./Greensburg) is the No. 50 player in the country and someone who continues to improve. Playing for the Eric Gordon All-Stars, the 6-foot-4 McIntosh plays both guard spots, possesses a strong shooting stroke and likes to have the ball in his hands at the end of games.
Swingman Jae’Sean Tate (Pickerington, Ohio/Pickerington Central), the No. 54 player in the country, has a lot of familiarity with Michigan.
The explosive scorer is coached in summer basketball by Benji Burke, the father of current Michigan point guard Trey Burke. During his high school season, he played with 2012 Michigan basketball commit Caris LeVert and plays both football and basketball with 2013 verbal commit Taco Charlton.
Tate has good leaping ability and is a very strong rebounder for his size. His biggest issue right now is his size at 6-foot-4. He is spending the summer, though, working with Burke and his high school coach, Jerome Francis, on picking up more traits as a guard in case he doesn’t grow a couple more inches.