So far on the hardwood, Michigan Wolverines head basketball coach John Beilein has just one commit for the class of 2017, 4-star shooting guard Jordan Poole (Milwaukee, WI). In addition to Poole, Michigan will have former 4-star prospect Charles Matthews suiting up in 2017 after he decided to transfer from the University of Kentucky this off-season.
It was reported late Tuesday night that the Wolverines landed their second recruit from the 2017 class, another 4-star prospect.
Eli Brooks is a 6-foot-1, 170-pound point guard out of Spring Grove, Pennsylvania. According to 247Sports, Brooks is regarded as the 6th-best player in the state of Pennsylvania and a top-25 point guard in the country.
According to City of Basketball Love, an outlet based in Philadelphia, Brooks is capable of being a prolific scorer for his team but his true strength is “his ability to run a team” and he “plays the game at a great pace.” And speaking of Philadelphia, it was reported just a few days ago that the defending national champion Villanova Wildcats had offered Brooks a scholarship. What was supposedly his “dream school” according to his father, ends up coming in 2nd place to the maize and blue.
Brooks also had offers from the likes of Kansas State, NC State and other Philadelphia-based universities La Salle and Pennsylvania.
As for the University of Michigan, the tentative addition of Brooks for the class of 2017 ranks the Wolverines at No. 3 in the Big Ten behind only Illinois and Wisconsin, and No. 10 nationally.