Big news out of Ann Arbor today as Michigan has offered 2016 point guard Derryck Thornton. Thornton is rated as a 5* according to 247Sports and is being targeted by many of the national basketball powers including Arizona and UConn. Michigan uses a delayed offer cycle, so this is the program's first reported offer of the 2016 cycle. Thornton certainly has gotten the attention of John Beilein and his staff.
This is what I wrote about Thornton for Wolverine247:
"The best thing that Thornton can do is distribute to his teammates. Maybe this is considered an assumed skill in point guards, but Thornton can get the ball in places that you would not expect and creates these situations not only through his understanding of the game, but also with his elusive ball handling. He can push the ball in transition and also work in the half court set. He also is a solid scorer that can create space and get good looks."
Michigan is believed to be Thornton's leader at this point and UMHoops recently reported that he may be interested in making an early commitment.
Michigan has offered Derryck Thornton, Jr. (via @umhoops).— Thomas Beindit (@tbeindit) June 15, 2014