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@jlustig22: What do you foresee the make-up being of the 2014 class? Now that Keita Bates-Diop and Jae’Sean Tate have picked Ohio State, does that alter their strategy & offers?
Both prospects are big losses. Make no mistake about it. Michigan spent a significant amount of time tracking Jae’Sean Tate and especially Keita Bates-Diop this summer on the AAU circuit. Both players would have been great fits. Bates-Diop as a perfect stretch four with NBA potential and Tate as an aggressive and attacking player that could play the two, three or four.
That’s the bad news. The good news is that there’s still plenty targets and time remaining. Devin Booker and Trevon Bluiett are now Wolverine priorities as the only offered prospects left on the board. Michigan is in a strong position for Booker and ...