Detroit’s David DeJulius ‘speechless’ over Michigan offer

James Hawkins
The Detroit News
David DeJulius and John Beilein

Following Saturday’s 98-49 win over Maryland-Eastern Shore, Michigan coach John Beilein would’ve been hard-pressed to witness a better offensive performance.

But hours later, Beilein watched Detroit East English Village junior point guard David DeJulius put on a show with 46 points on 13-for-17 shooting, including 9-for-11 on 3-pointers, in a 79-63 win over Macomb Dakota at Southfield A&T High’s “Battle of the Best” holiday tournament.

Beilein liked what he saw and offered DeJulius a scholarship after the game.

According to an article by’s Branden Hunter, Beilein told DeJulius he is a “perfect fit” for the Wolverines.

“I was overwhelmed,” DeJulius said. “I was speechless. Just to be offered by such a great coach, and such a great university is such a blessing. To have an offer from a university 45 minutes from my home is a great feeling.”

DeJulius (6-foot-1, 190 pounds) has taken multiple unofficial visits to Ann Arbor and also holds an offer from DePaul. He's a three-star prospect and ranked No. 19 in the state by 247Sports.

DeJulius becomes the fifth player to be offered for Michigan’s 2018 class, joining East Lansing forward Brandon Johns, Pickerington (Ohio) North forward Jerome Hunter, Milton (Mass.) Academy guard Cormac Ryan and Mars (Pa.) Area guard Robby Carmody.

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