Michigan’s hiring of Juwan Howard as their next head coach already seems to have put them in a good position with a former top-50 recruit.
North Carolina transfer, Seventh Woods, put Michigan in his top three along with South Carolina and Gonzaga transfer destinations. In an article from the South Carolina newspaper, The State, Woods describes Michigan reaching out to him as “big”.
Woods and Howard’s relationship goes way back as Howard watched Woods at basketball camps around a decade ago.
Woods appeared in 34 games last season and averaged 2.5 points per game. He put up a season-high 14 points against no. 2 Gonzaga in mid-December. He would have a year of eligibility in 2020-21. Take a look at some of high highlights from the 2016-17 season.
Howard’s connections to basketball camps and AAU is one of the main reasons he’s at Michigan. Expect these types of connections to be common as he gets more settled into his new role.