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Michigan gets a commitment from top 30 wing Kameron Chatman

2013 NBA Draft

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 27: John Beilein, head coach of the Michigan Wolverines Men’s Basketball team, reacts after Tim Hardaway Jr. of Michigan was drafted #24 overall in the first round by the New York Knicks during the 2013 NBA Draft at Barclays Center on June 27, 2013 in in the Brooklyn Bourough of New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

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Michigan shocked the college basketball world on Tuesday night when they picked up a commitment from Kameron Chatman, a top 30 recruit, according to Rivals.

Chatman, a Portland, OR, native, picked the Wolverines over Oregon, USC and Arizona, among others. He had just taken his final official visit to Arizona this past weekend, but John Beilein scheduled an in-home visit for Tuesday night and brought his entire staff -- Bacari Alexander, LaVall Jordan and Jeff Meyer -- with him. That was enough to convince Chatman to pledge to Michigan.

Chatman is a 6-foot-7 wing forward with a pretty solid all-around game. He can score off the dribble, he has range to the three-point line and he’s an impressive passer for someone his size. His athleticism isn’t quite there yet and you can still see a bit of the awkwardness in his gait that comes with a teenager growing into his body, but the potential and the talent is evident.

This is a good pickup for the Wolverines.

This past season was not one that Chatman would want to remember. He transferred to Long Beach Poly to play for his Godfather who just so happens to be his AAU coach, but a rule in California HS basketball is that transferring to play for a travel team coach means you have to sit out for a year. Chatman did that. He also stirred up a bit of controversy when he coach subbed him into a game in which Poly was losing by 20 with a minute left to prove a point.

Chatman joins Ricky Doyle and Austin Hatch in Michigan’s Class of 2014.