Tyus Battle to Michigan: Wolverines Land 5-Star SG Prospect

Mike Chiari@mikechiariFeatured ColumnistMay 11, 2015

Team Freedom's Tyus Battle #8 in action against Team Liberty during the Under Armour Elite 24 Game on Saturday, August 23, 2014 in Brooklyn, NY.  (AP Photo/Gregory Payan)
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Although the competition was fierce, the University of Michigan managed to land one of the top recruits in the class of 2016 Monday as it received a commitment from shooting guard Tyus Battle.  

Evan Daniels of Scout.com was the first to report the news:

The Edison, New Jersey, native made the announcement official with a tweet of his own:

According to 247Sports, Battle is a 5-star prospect who is the No. 4 shooting guard and the No. 12 overall player in his class. The Wolverines beat out the likes of Duke, Syracuse, Louisville and Connecticut as all four schools recruited him heavily.

At 6'6" and 205 pounds, the 17-year-old superstar already has ideal size. He also has another year to grow into his body and refine his game, which is an exciting thought for Michigan hoops fans.

The Wolverines are just three seasons removed from a trip to the national championship game, and if Battle is as good as advertised, then head coach John Beilein may be able to get them back to the top of the mountain in the very near future.

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