Finding a replacement for Glenn Robinson III, who will likely give serious thought to entering the 2014 NBA Draft, is the top priority for the Michigan Wolverines on the recruiting trail.
Michigan already has a verbal commitment from 2-star small forward Austin Hatch, so signing one more prospect would be ideal. Landing two of their current targets would be a dream scenario for the Wolverines.
One of those targets appears to be tumbling down Michigan's board. According to Chris Balas of The Wolverine (subscription required), Vince Edwards "seems likely to be a Purdue Boilermaker". This leaves 4-stars Trevon Bluiett and Kameron Chatman as the only small forwards with an offer from John Beilein.
Reeling in those two studs would give Michigan great depth at the 3. Realistically, however, the Maize and Blue will probably only get one. Chatman will officially visit Ann Arbor on Sept. 6, but it will be difficult to lure him away from the West Coast. Bluiett seems like a safer bet, though UCLA and the rest of his top six are by no means out of race.
In recent weeks, just one of those prospects committing would have been a big win, considering how few targets remained. Kevon Looney's recently trimmed list, which does not include Michigan, has changed things. New targets are starting to emerge.
Jonah Bolden, a Flint, Michigan native who grew up playing in Australia, is one who stands out. The 6'8", 195-pounder is returning to the United States to attend Henderson (Nev.) Findlay Prep, and he is high on the Wolverines.
A recent scouting report by Eric Bossi of Rivals is exactly why Bolden should be a new addition to the dream scenarios for 2014. Bolden has the build to play both the 3 and 4.
"After feeling his way around against the U.S. players for a bit, Bolden showed off a nice-looking jump shot with deep range," Bossi wrote. "With his size, mobility and athleticism, you can see him playing at the three or the four."
Other prospects to watch are 4-star Josh Cunningham, along with 3-stars Donte Grantham and D.J. Wilson.