The University of Michigan basketball program is definitely one that does not seem to be fading away any time soon, at least on paper with some of the talent they have coming in over the next few seasons.
So far for the class of 2017, the Wolverines have two high school prospects committed to their program: 4-star point guard Eli Brooks announced his commitment in July, and shooting guard Jordan Poole out of Milwaukee, also a 4-star prospect, declared for U-M in October of 2015.
On Sunday, they landed their third commitment: 4-star power forward Isaiah Livers out of Kalamazoo.
Excited to announce that next year I will be attending the University of Michigan〽️🔵🏀 pic.twitter.com/YFMeZPvWql
— Isaiah Livers (@isaiah__02) August 7, 2016
The 6-foot-8, 205-pound Livers is ranked as the No. 2 high school prospect in the state of Michigan for the class of 2017 behind only fellow power forward Xavier Tillman out of Grand Rapids Christian. He’s a top-25 power forward nationally according to 247Sports and among the top 150 recruits overall. He was reportedly set to make official visits to Michigan, in-state rival Michigan State, and also Butler and California.
The addition of Livers to the list of players coming in next season solidifies that current top-ranked 2017 class in the Big Ten, and No. 4 nationally. That does not include former Kentucky freshman, transfer Charles Matthews. Matthews announced back in June he would be transferring to Michigan for the 2017 season and have three years of eligibility remaining.