During the month of July, one of the most consistent performers from the class of 2013 has been Zakarie Irvin. Solid in his play at both the Adidas Invitational and Super 64, with the Eric Gordon Stars, the rising junior is now nearing a decision.
While the 6-foot-5 shooting guard from Fishers (Ind.) Hamilton Southeast maintains that he is open, he's got two schools that stand out as he prepares to make a decision within the next week or two.
"Right now who has been looking at me the hardest is Butler and Michigan," Irvin told Rivals.com. "I have to talk it over a little more with my family but I should have a decision before the end of the summer."
Blessed with outstanding size for the wing, Irvin has always been able to shoot the ball and showed great potential. But, lately he's become much more aggressive off the dribble, has played with a physical edge and looks to have added some to his athleticism.
"I've been in the weight room getting strong so I'm much more comfortable playing through contact," said the four-star prospect. "I'm always in the gym working on my shot and now I've been rebounding better too."
Currently ranked #97 overall in the class of 2013, Irvin is looking at a potential rise in the rankings when they are updated after the summer. Climb or not, he'll be a welcome addition whether he stays home to play for Butler or heads up to Michigan.
"The biggest thing for me besides academics is the coaching staff," said Irvin. "I want to know that them and the players that are supposed to be there are going to be around when I get there."