Juwan Howard and the Michigan basketball coaching staff made headlines Thursday when they landed the Alabama transfer Nimari Burnett. With Jett Howard declaring for the NBA draft earlier in the week, Burnett may be exactly what Michigan needs in a wing player.
Nimari Burnett played high school ball for Prolific Prep in Napa, California. He attended high school from 2016 to 2020 and was considered one of the top prospects in the nation during his high school career.
Burnett’s freshman year was spent at Morgan Park High School in Chicago, where he played varsity basketball and helped lead the team to a 27-4 record and a Class 3A state championship. After his freshman year, Burnett transferred to Napa, California, to attend Prolific Prep, a well-known basketball academy.
During his time at Prolific Prep, Burnett became one of the most highly touted recruits in the country. As a sophomore, he averaged 23.1 points, 5.2 rebounds, and 3.5 assists per game and was named the MVP of the Grind Session World Championship after leading Prolific Prep to the title.