SportMichigan basketball recruit Bajema stays after Beilein exits

18:06  25 may  2019
18:06  25 may  2019 Source:   freep.com

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After 12 seasons at Michigan , basketball coach John Beilein is leaving for the NBA, to coach the Cleveland Cavaliers. With Beilein now gone, though, who else stays and who else goes remains to be seen. As it stands, the Wolverines have 12 players on scholarship and one open roster spot for the

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Cole Bajema will play for Michigan basketball next fall.

Bajema, a 4-star prospect who signed with the Wolverines, reaffirmed his status late Friday night shortly after the conclusion of U-M's coaching search.

"The departure of Coach Beilein came as a big surprise," Bajema tweeted. "Given Coach Beilein recruited me, I am sad to see him go but fully support him in his new venture at the Cavaliers. I cannot thank the entire Michigan basketball staff enough for their support.

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Why Cole Bajema has Michigan basketball ’s full attention. Photo: Matthew Bain, Des Moines Register. Beilein may have helped put him on the map, but Bajema has ignited his stock with his level of play. He played guard his whole life and entered high school at 6-1 before spurting up to 6-7

"Having patiently waited for Michigan to name its new head coach, I am very excited Juwan Howard is the new head coach. I believe he will uphold the great culture, that is Michigan basketball. I know there's a lot of speculation out there but I am ALL IN for coach Howard and ready to report in June! Go Blue!"

Bajema originally committed to U-M late last summer, after a big jump in the rankings during the July evaluation period. Bajema, who lived in Michigan from ages 3 to 7, and whose father grew up rooting for the Wolverines, signed with the program in November during the early signing period. According to the 247Sports Composite rankings, the Lynden (Wash.) Christian School product is the No. 106 overall recruit in the nation. The 6-foot-7, 175-pound prospect projected as a wing player in Beilein's system.

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John Patrick Beilein (/ˈbiːlaɪn/ BEE-lyne; born February 5, 1953) is an American basketball coach and current head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers.

The Michigan Wolverines’ 2018 class was one of the highest rated classes in John Beilein ’s career in Ann Arbor. The Wolverines garnered four 4-star recruits including Ignas Brazdeikis Bajema has the talent to shoot the ball from anywhere on the court. The game just seems to come easy to this kid.

Bajema had yet to publicly comment on his status following Beilein's departure earlier this month. His reaffirmation of his status means that Michigan will sign at least one player in the 2019 class. Former signee Jalen Wilson asked for and received his release following Beilein's departure and has re-opened his recruitment.

Barring any further attrition, Michigan currently has three open scholarships for the 2019-20 season.

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