Endless Motor Sports had the privilege of speaking with 2018 point guard David DeJulius (Detroit East English Village) fresh off his unofficial visit to the University of Michigan. Rivals’ #145 player for 2018 recaps the visit, potential plans for a return, and how the visit graded out. David is coming off an excellent summer on the EYBL circuit that resulted in offers from DePaul, Oakland University, and U of D.
EM: Can you walk us through the visit mechanics?
DD: I arrived around 9am, I watched a little practice and I played against the guys after the coaches left. I then showered, ate with the guys, played some games before tailgating for the football game.
Had a awesome time at University of Michigan on my unofficial visit!!! pic.twitter.com/FegugbpHb6
— David DeJulius (@DavidDejulius) September 18, 2016
EM: What was it like to play against guys currently on the team? Were you able to hold your own?
DD: Yes, I held my own pretty well. The team I was on had a winning day. We were unselfish, we talked, set on ball and off ball screens, locked down and most importantly had fun. It was a great feeling to be in a gym with such good players in such a great environment.
EM: What was the practice like? Can you see yourself fitting into the system at UofM?
DD: Practice was hard and intense, everyone was tuned in and I most definitely can see myself fitting in that system. Great school represented by a great coach, great players, and most importantly a great environment to succeed in life.
EM: Did the coaches give you any feedback in terms of what areas they would like you to continue developing?
DD: They didn’t see me play because they weren’t in there, but Coach Beilein came to my open gym last Thursday. He told me my jumper has gotten much better and he could see me running his team. We will be scheduling a more thorough visit soon.
EM: What would you rate the visit from 1- 10?
Really easy to see the potential fit with Dave and UofM with their ballscreen heavy offense that Dave thrives in both as a scorer and distributor. Dave had a tremendous summer on the EYBL circuit, where he finally had the opportunity to play with his own age group for the first time (had previously played a year up). Would not be a surprise to see Dave sitting at 15+ offers this time next year based on his existing skillset, work ethic, and trajectory. See highlights of Dave below.