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Head coach John Beilein and his shorthanded staff headed to Indianapolis for the second weekend of the April live evaluation period, and focused primarily on the Nike EYBL in Indianapolis. Coach Beilein evaluated several prospects and attended a plethora of games, but no doubt prioritized 2017 wing Jamal Cain. See below for a full rundown of prospects and games that Coach Beilein and staff took in.

Saturday 4/23

 

9:30am:

Coach Beilein’s first stop of the morning was to take in 2017 wing Brian Bowen and Meanstreets vs. Albany City Rocks. Although Bowen does not currently hold an offer from UM, Beilein no doubt has strong interest in the versatile 6’7 wing.

While Coach Beilein was checking in on Bowen, assistant Coach Jeff Meyer checked out Kyle Young (offered) and King James (Cleveland) vs. All Ohio. The 6’8 forward had a quiet game but appeared to be a UM priority over the weekend.

 

 

11am

Coach Beilein was front and center for 2017 wing Jamal Cain’s first game of the day for The Family vs. BABC. The 6’6 wing is scheduled to visit UM for the full academic and campus tour on April 27th, where he will likely receive an official offer.

 

After The Family game concluded, Coach Beilein headed over to check out 2017 combo forward Donnie Tillman and the Oakland Soldiers vs. Expressions Elite. Although there doesn’t appear to be strong interest between Tillman and UM, Donnie had an extremely impressive weekend and it may be something to look out for moving forward.

 

 

12:30pm

Coach Beilein was courtside to see 2018 wing Brandon Johns and Indy Heat take on Team Final. There appears to be strong mutual interest between Johns and UM. Johns has visited UM multiple times and fits the UM offense very well.

While Beilein was checking in on Johns, assistant coach Chris Hunter took a look at 2017 combo guard Parker Stewart and Team Penny vs. NJ Playaz. Stewart is relatively new to the UM board, and it will be interesting to track the relationship between the two.

 

 

5pm

Coach Beilein was on hand to watch 2017 forward Kyle Young and King James take on Team Griffin.

 

 

6:30pm

For the second time on Saturday, Coach Beilein was front row for 2017 wing Jamal Cain as The Family took on NJ Playaz. Cain was extremely impressive, finishing the game with 16 points (7 for 11 from the field) and 8 rebounds.

 

 

8pm

Assistant coach Chris Hunter was on hand to watch 2018 wing Brandon Johns and Indy Heat take on Las Vegas Prospects.

 

 

 

 

Sunday 4/24

 

9:30am

For the third consecutive game, John Beilein was courtside for 2017 wing Jamal Cain, making it clear that Cain is UM’s number one priority. Once again Cain did not disappoint, finishing with 17 points, 5 rebounds, and 3 assists in a victory for the Family vs. NY Lightning.

 

 

11am

Coach Beilein was once again front row for 2017 wing Brian Bowen. Beilein was spotted having a chat with MSU head coach Tom Izzo prior to the game.

 

 

 

Stay tuned to Endless Motor Sports in the coming weeks and months for full coverage of the EYBL and UM related recruiting notes.