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Duke Recruiting: Caleb Houstan Chooses Michigan

It’s the Wolverines and the Big Ten for

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FORT MYERS, FLORIDA - DECEMBER 19: Caleb Houstan #22 of Montverde Academy dribbles with the ball against Sanford School during the City of Palms Classic Day 2 at Suncoast Credit Union Arena on December 19, 2019 in Fort Myers, Florida.
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You can take Caleb Houstan off the board: he committed to Michigan Friday morning.

The 6-8 native of Mississauga, the hometown of former Duke star RJ Barrett, chose Michigan over Duke, Virginia and Alabama. It’s much more of a hit for Virginia than Duke, which already has two outstanding forwards in its recruiting class in Paolo Banchero and AJ Griffin and a chance to also land Patrick Baldwin.

It’s a huge get for Michigan and Juwan Howard. Since his return to Ann Arbor, Howard has been competitive in recruiting but not won many big battles. This is really important for the Wolverines.

For his part, Houstan said this: “Michigan really showed that they wanted me and that I was going to be a key part of their program. They were invested in me as a player and really took the time to get to know my game. They run a system that I know I can do well in. I also developed great relationships with their coaching staff. Coach Howard led my recruitment and was involved throughout the entire process; Coach Washington as well and Coach Martelli were all great too.”

He seems like a great kid and we’re sure he’ll do well at Michigan. Best of luck to him there and beyond.