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Michigan Basketball Recruiting: Prioritizing Wolverines' Top 2015 Targets
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Heading into the summer evaluation period, the Michigan Basketball program will have its eyes on a couple of key recruits (Jalen Coleman, Jalen Brunson and Prince Ali immediately come to mind) who could make the 2015 recruiting class a huge success.

Ever since John Beilein was hired as Michigan's head basketball coach, he has made his mark on the recruiting trail by eying prospects he can mold into stars.

The proof is in the pudding, as he has produced NBA talent in Trey Burke, Tim Hardaway Jr., Nik Stauskas, Glenn Robinson III and Mitch McGary. After another fine 2014 class (which was ranked 17th, according to Scout.com), Beilein and company should have no trouble prioritizing and then securing some top-notch commitments for 2015.

The beauty with Beilein is that he doesn't need 5-star recruits or McDonald's All-Americans (although they would certainly help) to succeed, as he gets recruits who fit his system and he turns them into studs.

These coming weeks should be a busy period for Beilein and Co., as the July open-evaluation period allows the staff to see some of its primary targets up close and personal.

With just a few scholarships to dole out this coming year, Michigan will have to be diligent in identifying who it feels it can land. Then the staff can start laying the ground work (setting up official visits) so recruits think long and hard about making Ann Arbor their home for the foreseeable future.

This slideshow is comprised of the top seven recruits, alphabetically ranked, who are legitimately considering Michigan and who Beilein should be locking in on this summer/fall.

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