5-star PF Isaiah Todd picks Michigan
The Kansas men's basketball program went 1-for-2 on the recruiting trail Thursday.
Five-star power forward Isaiah Todd chose Michigan over KU in an announcement ceremony at his high school in Raleigh, N.C., on Thursday evening.
Todd said his bond with first-year Wolverines coach Juwan Howard played a major role in his decision.
“I’m excited to be a part of what coach Howard is building at Michigan,” Todd told USA Today prep writer Jason Jordan in an exclusive interview about his decision. "He played in the league and played my position, and I know that I can learn a lot from him. Big things are coming at Michigan.”
The 6-foot-10 forward who is projected as a one-and-done talent and ranked No. 10 overall in the 2020 class by Rivals.com narrowed his list to KU and Michigan two weeks ago. KU outlasted Kentucky, North Carolina and Memphis to make Todd's list of finalists.
Earlier in the day, Kansas picked up a commitment from 6-10 forward Gethro Muscadin, the No. 131-ranked prospect in the 2020 class per Rivals.com, who had announced Nov. 1 as his decision day but moved it up to Thursday because of his excitement about the opportunity at Kansas.