The Wolverine

April 2013

The Wolverine: Covering University of Michigan Football and Sports

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might be his best attribute. "That's one of the best aspects about him," Gallemo continued. "I put all the kids together in the spring, and they're all good, averaging 20-some points for their high school teams. They have to be willing to fit into the team concept. Luke only cares about winning, and that's hard to do." Gallemo remembers watching him knock down three three-pointers in the second half of a third-grade national championship game. He's played on big stages throughout his career and will excel at the next level should he continue to improve and put in the work, as expected. "I don't see that being a problem," Gallemo said. "He's from a very small town in Franklin and three and a half miles from the gym. He's in there with his dad all the time, and his dad was the leading scorer at Franklin. Luke will probably break his records." U-M appears to remain as strong as anyone, with Indiana, Ohio State and others on the Wolverines' heels. "He really wants an education, and they've done a great job recruiting him," Gallemo said. Lake Forest, Ill., forward Evan Boudreaux, from the same school that produced U-M senior Matt Vogrich, is another class of 2015 player picking up interest from the Big Ten and beyond. He made unofficial visits to Stanford, Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan State and Butler, before touring Purdue and then Michigan. "It went really well," he said of his U‑M visit. "I got to see a great game. Unfortunately, they lost to Indiana, but I got to meet all the coaches and talk with them. It was still a good visit." The Michigan coaches are recruiting him for his toughness and rebounding on both ends, as well as his ability to shoot and handle. That versatility has developed while Boudreaux has grown from guard to forward size. "I always grew up big, but my coaches always stressed that if I stopped growing when I was 6-2 —I was always big growing up — that I would need to be able to dribble the ball and do things on the perimeter," Boudreaux said. "As I was growing up, I always tried to develop those skills along with my inside game, and it seems to be paying off for me." Boston College and Northwestern have already offered scholarships, while Michigan and Purdue are among those watching him closely. Boudreaux averaged 16.5 points and 10.5 rebounds per game as a sophomore. Finally, East Chicago, Ind., fourstar point guard Hyron Edwards (5‑10, 160 pounds) was also in town for the Indiana game. Edwards has U‑M at or near the top of his list early in his recruitment. He's another candidate for an early offer. ❏   On The Web For regular reports on basketball recruiting, plus videos of all the top prospects in the nation and Michigan's commitments, visit

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