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October 2014

The Wolverine: Covering University of Michigan Football and Sports

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  BASKETBALL RECRUITING BY CHRIS BALAS M edina, Ohio, class of 2016 center Jon Teske (6‑11, 215) became the first member of Michigan's 2016 re‑ cruiting class when he pledged to the Wolverines over Ohio State in early August. Then, he was an unranked big man with great potential. Now, he's's No. 97 prospect nationally and a four‑star recruit, having enjoyed a very good summer with his Team Work AAU squad and with his Medina team. Teske shined at the U‑M team camp, showing an array of post moves, the ability to block shots (nine in one game alone) and even three‑ point range on his smooth jumper. He wasn't the focal point of Medina's offense last year, but the 12‑point, nine‑rebound per game sophomore has a chance to blossom as a junior, Mentor, Ohio, coach and Medina ri‑ val Bob Krizancic said. Krizancic and Mentor won a state championship last year in Ohio and have faced Medina regularly through the years. He sees a potential great one in the lanky junior. "As a sophomore, he was very long. In a half‑court game he does a lot of nice things around the hoop," Krizancic said. "When we played him, he shot the ball outside a little bit. Last year he didn't score that much against us, but I assume this year he'll be a much more focal point   BASKETBALL RECRUITING Pledge Jon Teske Has The Potential To Be Special ranks the 6-11, 215-pound Teske as the No. 97 junior in the country. PHOTO BY BRIAN BISHOP

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