Kevon Looney is arguably the top combo forward in the class of 2014 and Michigan coach John Beilein thinks his system could be a perfect match.
“They tell me that they like me,” Looney told UM Hoops in Fort Wayne on Friday. “And that when I come in they think Glenn Robinson would be leaving and I’d probably fill his position.”
The fit makes perfect sense. Looney is tall and long with the ability to defend multiple positions but he also has a ridiculous skillset offensively for a player his size. Shoot the three? Check. Attack the basket? Check. Pass from the high post? Check. Handle the ball on the perimeter? Check.
Of course, Michigan isn’t the only coach that wants Looney. He has a lengthy list of suitors and isn’t very far along in the recruiting process. Looney hasn’t taken many unofficial visits but hopes to square away plans for his five allotted official visits in the coming weeks. He recently hosted three head coaches for in-home visits: Duke, Florida and Wisconsin.