UM target Mohamed Bamba taking his time with decision

The Detroit News
Five-star prospect Mohamed Bamba

Michigan target and McDonald's All-American Mohamed Bamba apparently isn't in a rush to make his final decision.

Bamba, a 6-foot-11 five-star prospect from Westtown (Pa.) School, has the Wolverines among his four finalists along with Duke, Kentucky and Texas but remains undecided.

On Monday, Bamba told Rivals.com national analyst Eric Bossi that he could see himself playing for any of the four programs and added he has had a conversation with Michigan coach John Beilein on where he would fit with the team.

"He's told me, 'We've had guys outside the top 100 and not ranked and two-stars, and have turned them into pros,'" Bamba said. "He was saying that he can't even imagine what they could do with someone like me."

Bamba, the No. 3-ranked prospect nationally in the 247Sports Composite, could be attracted to Michigan after seeing how Beilein has developed big men Moritz Wagner and D.J. Wilson, who have both popped up on NBA radars during the postseason. The Wolverines have one scholarship available with senior forward Mark Donnal set to use his final year of eligibility elsewhere.

Bamba said in the past he expected to make a decision in late spring but now is "not really sure" when he will make his selection.

"I don't really feel any pressure with time because with guys last year like Marques Bolden (Duke) and Jarrett Allen (Texas), they both waited until close to June," Bamba said. "I don't want to drag it out that long but I feel real comfortable in my own skin and taking my time."