Son of ESPN analyst Dan Dakich headed to Michigan


Michigan has added another recruit to their Class of 2013.

Andrew Dakich, the son of ESPN college hoops analyst and former head coach Dan Dakich, will enroll in Ann Arbor as a preferred walk-on starting next year.

“An unbelievable day in Ann Arbor and after speaking with my family about it, I have decided to attend the university of Michigan!,” Dakich tweeted. “Can’t thank all the people who helped influence me on my decision. I just want to win national championships and that’s what Michigan is all about.”

Andrew had received interest from a number of mid-major programs around the country, according to Rivals, but was not holding any scholarship offers. But John Beilein seems to find success with point guard recruits that no one else knows about. Trey Burke went from being a three-star recruit to the National Player of the Year. Spike Albrecht was a one-star recruit and then scored 17 in the national title game’s first half. We’ll see what happens with Dakich.

I’m mostly curious to see whether or not having his son on a Big Ten team will affect Dan Dakich’s integrity when it comes to the DD Index next season.

You can find Rob on twitter @RobDauster.

Utah lands top-75 center Jayce Johnson

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Utah picked up its center of the future on Monday as four-star center Jayce Johnson pledged to the Runnin’ Utes, a source confirmed to The 7-foot Johnson recently cut his list to Cal, Colorado and Utah with the possibility of reclassifying to the Class of 2015.

Regarded as the No. 67 overall prospect in the Class of 2016, Johnson will look to attend Utah in December as a walk-on who will redshirt. While Johnson likely won’t play this season, he does give head coach Larry Krystkowiak another big man to use in practice to go against sophomore center Jakob Poeltl. A solid long-term prospect, Johnson has a good frame to add weight and he’s also skilled finishing with both hands. Utah now has its replacement for Poeltl if he opts to leave for the NBA after the season and he gets an extra semester to work with the program.

Johnson is coming off of his official visit to Utah this weekend as he joins junior college guard Jojo Zamora in the Class of 2016.


PHOTO: South Carolina gets new uniforms

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South Carolina debuted some new uniforms early this week as the school is going with a fresh look and three color ways.

They’re also going to with the “Carolina” branding this season, but I think these new uniforms look pretty cool.