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Michigan coach John Beilein might have found his latest hidden gem.

Cole Bajema, a 6-foot-7, 175-pound wing from Lynden (Wash.) Christian who wasn't even listed on most major recruiting sites until recently, announced his commitment to the Wolverines' 2019 class Saturday on Twitter.

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"I am excited and blessed to announce that I will further my education and basketball career by accepting a scholarship offer to attend the University of Michigan," tweeted Bajema, who lived in Grand Haven, Mich., for roughly four years as a kid.

"I would like to thank God, my parents, and my coaches for their help in allowing me to realize my dream of attending the greatest university in the world. GO BLUE." 

Bajema caught Michigan's attention with his film and piqued the coaching staff's interest with a solid showing at the program's camp in June. Then after entering July with only a few mid-major offers, he continued to impress and burst onto the national radar with a string of strong performances with FOH Seattle in the AAU summer circuit.

And while he still doesn't have a recruiting ranking by most services, Bajema was listed as one of 247Sports' 10 breakout players during July's evaluation period. 

"Few players saw their stock rise more this July than Bajema, who quickly moved from mid-major to high-major priority," 247Sports' Josh Gershon wrote. "Bajema has good size and length, impressive athleticism, a pure shooting stroke with range to the perimeter, ball skills, a quick first step, crafty finishing ability and plus vision.

"He has nothing but upside as there's plenty of room for him to gain strength and as (he) does, his game should only continue to improve."

Bajema's whirlwind month netted him offers from Virginia, Xavier, Washington and Oregon State, among others, after Michigan's initial interest. But when Beilein extended a scholarship offer, he quickly pulled the trigger to join four-star wing Jalen Wilson in Michigan's 2019 class.

The Wolverines are one scholarship over the allotted limit for 2019-20 with Bajema's commitment, but that doesn't take into account any attrition they may face after this season.

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