Michigan tipped off the NCAA Tournament against Oklahoma State.
The Wolverines survived the first round with a 92-91 victory over the Cowboys and will meet Louisville on Sunday in Indianapolis with a Sweet 16 berth on the line.
Land of 10 checked out what two of Michigan’s three basketball commits had to say about Friday’s victory. Here’s what the future Wolverines had to say.
La Porte (Ind.) La Lumiere 4-star F Jordan Poole
A 4-star recruit, according to the 247Sports composite, Poole has been the ambassador of this three-man class, staying active on Twitter talking about his future team.
— Jordan Poole? (@Jordan_Poole14) March 17, 2017
Michigan’s highest-ranked prospect, at No. 89 overall in the country, Poole had this to say about the first-round victory.
“They were hot,” he said with a laugh. “Grant Hill said it best: ‘good offense trumps good defense.’
“I thought it was a good matchup playing against a fast-paced team, as well.”
Spring Grove (Pa.) 3-star PG Eli Brooks
Brooks was a commitment who went under the radar. After he received a Villanova offer in the summer, it looked like the Pennsylvania native would head to the premier basketball school.
That wasn’t the case. A few days later he committed to Michigan. And he’s been firm on that ever since.
Here’s what the 6-foot-1 point guard had to say.
“I only got to see the tail end of the game, and I kept looking at the score, but the shooting percentage from three was crazy and absurd,” Brooks said. “If they can buy in to the defensive end, they can beat anyone in the tourney.”
How far do the future Wolverines think Michigan can go? The answer is obvious: the distance.
A lot of people have this wild story of Michigan’s basketball team tabbed as one of the better ones in sports. The recruits see it as a team that’s been destined for success all along. Even before they committed.
We’ll be getting reactions after Michigan’s contest against Louisville. Say locked in to Land of 10.