Something to Prove in July

The NCAA live recruiting period for July begins Wednesday evening. Here are some Michigan prospects looking to impress and take a jump in the eyes of the college coaches.

Dylan Alderson  6-5  Sr  MBA  (Clarkston): If the shot’s dropping along with the usual run/jump highlight show, after the AAU Gold nationals in Orlando, America East offers should turn to Atlantic 10.

Quinn Blair  6-6  Jr  REACH 16U (Dearborn Divine Child): Tough inside-outside cover is the state’s best junior without a D1 offer. That will likely have changed by the time Blair’s starting two-a-days in August.

Isaiah Livers  6-8  Sr  Mean Streets (Kalamazoo Central): While he shot well in spring EYBL action, if Livers adds some consistent toughness in the lane at the Peach Jam he could solidify interest from upper-half Big Ten programs.

Austin McCullough  6-4  Sr  GreenWood (Portage Central): Could have really benefited from a more intensive team camp season because McCullough is a “grower,” the kind of kid a staff will like the more they see him. That’s because he’s good at everything, but won’t blow you away in any one area.

CJ Robinson  5-10  Jr  North Oakland Wolfpack (Clarkston): He’s a dog. I’ve watched a lot of Patriot League games over the past seven seasons, and a lot of CJ the past two years, and he could be a starting point guard in that league.

Jason Whitens  6-4  Sr  Grand Rapids Storm (Powers North Central): It’s hard to be a D1 recruit from the UP, which hasn’t sent a native son to complete a college career at that level since Todd Lindeman graduated from IU two decades ago. Whitens will be looking to defy history as a tough all-around wing who brings to mind Storm alumnus Brian Snider.

Trevion Williams  6-8  Jr  Mustangs 16U (Henry Ford Academy): Great hands and a unique floor game mean Williams is already a high-major recruit. If he produces inside against taller, bouncier bigs on the national level could warrant that MSU dream offer.

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