In the heart of Michigan football season, it's unlikely that many people are thinking about basketball, so if you've taken a break from Wolverines basketball (after a season to forget) let me brighten your day with a nugget of information:
With any sort of luck, by next Tuesday, the University of Michigan mens basketball program may land their biggest recruit since Manny Harris: enter Dom "Ziggy" Pointer.
Pointer, a Roseville, MI native who has been going to high school in Winston, North Carolina, is ranked by michigan.scout.com as the #82 prospect in the country (regardless of position), and the #18 Small Forward. Pointer, a 6'5" slasher with good inside touch, will be in Ann Arbor this weekend for his last official visit, and, by all accounts, should make a decision within days of his visit.
While Ziggy has not been very vocal about which way he is leaning between Michigan, St. Johns, and West Virginia, Pointer's parents, who still reside in Michigan, have been open about wanting their son to go to school close to home.
I have an admitted bias as the author of this article, but based on Pointer's parents' quotes, I would put big money on Michigan for this kid.