Although the Michigan basketball program is already bringing in five prospects for the 2014 season, recent departures by Glenn Robinson III, Nik Stauskas, Jon Horford and Jordan Morgan have freed up some scholarships for it to work with.
Recently, the Wolverines added Muhammad Ali Abdur-Rahkman, who could wind up being another diamond in the rough.
"If you've been in this game long enough, you can tell who can play and who can't play," long-time basketball coach Dave Rooney told Brendan F. Quinn of MLive.com. "(Abdur-Rahkman) has great shooting ability and in big games, this kid wants the ball and he can shoot it. He's got point guard skills and a shooting guard's mentality."
The following prospects are not limited to potential incoming freshmen either. A couple of high-profile transfers will also be on the market. Head coach John Beilein is very open to the idea of bringing in an experienced player from another program.
"(While coaching) at Canisius and Richmond and West Virginia, transfers were really important to us," Beilein told Quinn. "If we have openings and there are transfers who fit who we are, we would be open to that."