Justin Pippen, son of Hall of Famer, selects Michigan

  • Jeff Borzello Close Jeff Borzello ESPN Personnel Author Basketball recruiting insider. Signed up with ESPN in 2014. Graduate of University of Delaware.Paul Biancardi Close Paul Biancardi Basketball Recruiting National Recruiting Director for ESPN.com 18 years of training experience at Department I

    level Former Horizon League coach of the year at Wright State Apr 19, 2024, 06:27 PM

  • ET Four-star senior Justin Pippen, kid of Pro Basketball Hall of Famer Scottie Pippen, announced his dedication to Michigan on Friday.Pippen picked

brand-new coach Dusty May and the Wolverines over a last list that included Cal, Florida, Stanford and Texas A&M.” I like the feel of the school and school,”Pippen told ESPN.

“I wished to be at a huge school. They can assist me reach my objective of making the NBA.”Michigan was a late arrival into Pippen’s recruitment, but soon after May was hired as Juwan Howard’s replacement in Ann Arbor, the Wolverines entered the mix.Editor’s Picks 2 Associated “I was actually going to decide between my other schools,”Pippen stated.”Then I got a call from Coach Dusty May. I wanted to offer him an opportunity. We established a Zoom call. I went on a see and I felt it was the best place and circumstance for me.”Coach Dirty May has actually been directly up with me. He

sees me playing both on and off the ball. He even mentioned they are bringing in other guys. “A 6-foot-3 combination guard who participated in Sierra Canyon High School(California), Pippen was a late breakout in his prep career. A four-star guard, he will likely be ranked in the last ESPN 100 rankings for the 2024 class.It’s a comparable story to his bro, Scotty Pippen Jr., who became a star at Vanderbilt after being underrecruited coming out of high school and played

in 21 games for the Memphis Grizzlies this season.His family totally supported his choice to attend Michigan.” They let me make my own choice,”Justin stated.”They understand it’s excellent academically. They both consulted with Coach Might.”Pippen is one of the most better

prospects in the country. He worked on his shooting precision, improved his ballhandling abilities and sharpened his capability to check out ball screens in the offseason. He has established a keen scoring instinct and an ability for developing chances for his teammates.Pippen is the first pickup because Might moved

to Michigan, although the Wolverines remain in the mix for a long list of transfers. They’re currently pursuing Florida

Atlantic’s Johnell Davis and Vladislav Goldin, Ohio State’s Roddy Gayle Jr., Auburn’s Tre Donaldson and Yale’s Danny Wolf.

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