Michigan lands four-star Class of 2017 guard


Michigan landed its first Class of 2017 commitment on Friday night as Wisconsin native Jordan Poole announced his decision at a press conference at his high school. A 6-foot-4 shooting guard from Rufus King High School in Milwaukee, Poole is considered the No. 104 overall prospect in the Class of 2017.

A strong shooter who is capable of playing a bit of both guard spots, Poole picked the Wolverines over his other finalists of Illinois and Marquette. Poole should be a nice fit in head coach John Beilein’s offense as he shoots it well in a variety of situations and also plays with a high IQ. Michigan has now locked up a key piece for that class early and can pursue other targets more aggressively.