On Friday afternoon, the Michigan Wolverines got some exiting news as the program learned intriguing 2021 prospect Kobe Bufkin would be committing to the program. Bufkin is one of the top players out of Michigan in the 2021 class and should be a nice addition to 2021 recruiting class for Juwan Howard and his staff.
First I thank God for the blessings, abilities and talents - I cherish them!— Kobe Bufkin (@kb33zy_04) July 10, 2020
Thank you to my family n friends
All my Coaches Trainers and Mentors
Thank you to all my many teammates/ brothers and basketball moms n dads.@TiptonEdits pic.twitter.com/RNMdwQBS8x
Bufkin is listed at 6-foot-4 and 175 pounds. He comes out of Grand Rapids, Michigan and is rated as the third-best player in the state, per 247Sports. Along with Michigan, Bufkin also had offers from DePaul, Michigan State, Missouri, and Northwestern among others. He is rated as the 78th best prospect in the 2021 recruiting class by 247Sports.
There’s still a lot of areas where Bufkin can grow as a prospect, but it’s hard not to be impressed with his handle, ability to play in transition, and skills at attacking the hoop. If he can continue to get bigger, continue to develop his control of the offense, and take steps forward from deep, there’s a lot to like about his long-term potential.
With Bufkin’s commitment, Michigan now has three players in its 2021 recruiting class. The class is currently ranked 3rd nationally by 247Sports and as the best group in the Big Ten. It’s still early and plenty of prospects are still on the market, but this is certainly an encouraging sign for Howard and the Wolverines moving forward. Bufkin marks the eighth top 150 pickup in Howard’s first three recruiting classes. Fans will hope that trend continues.
How Bufkin will perform in Ann Arbor is unknown, but Howard and fans have to be excited about what’s to come.