Michigan is one of the top spots for hoops talent in the class of 2007 and one of the state's top floor generals has decided to stay close to home for his college career. Kelvin Grady, a 5-foot-10 point guard from East Grand Rapids (Mich.) High School, announced his decision at a Monday afternoon press conference.
Grady told the crowd that he would be taking his game to the University of Michigan.
"Going through the process, I thought about them a lot and going to the college and watching the games, I realized that Michigan would be a great place to be," Grady said. "They are a good athletic program and coming up from the hole that they were in with the NCAA problems. They are rebuilding and I like the direction they are going."
Grady is the second player and second in-state player to commit to Tommy Amaker's program. He joins five-star guard Alex Legion in the class of 2007. Grady is looking forward to feeding Legion and 2006 star Michigan recruit Deshawn Sims the ball when he gets to Ann Arbor.
"With Alex Legion on the wing and Sims open down low, I think there will be a lot of opportunities to get everyone involved," Grady said. "I like the style that coach Amaker runs. I'm happy with my decision. I feel like I can get along with all of the players."
Also a star on the gridiron, Grady said he picked Michigan over Xavier because the Wolverines are looking at him in both football and basketball.
"Michigan allowed me some options," Grady said. "They said I can play both sports there. I'll go in under a basketball scholarship and red shirt my freshman year for football to lift and get bigger."
Grady said he is being recruited by Lloyd Carr as an athlete.