Justin Pippen, the son of NBA legend Scottie Pippen. Dec 2, 2023; Scottsdale, AZ, USA; Sierra Canyon guard Justin Pippen (1) against Desert Mountain during the Hoophall West High School Invitational at Chaparral High School. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Hall of Famer Scottie Pippen famously ended up being a huge success story against all odds, coming from the University of Central Arkansas, which obviously isn’t exactly a college basketball powerhouse. And luckily, one of his youngest children won’t have to go the mid-major route when it comes to his collegiate career.

Justin Pippen has quickly made his presence known as a high school basketball prospect in his own right, currently ranking as the No. 62 ranked recruit in the 2024 high school class.

Given his last name, there has been obvious interest in where he could potentially end up committing. And on Friday, he ended all the speculation, announcing in a live commitment video alongside his father that he will be attending the University of Michigan.

“The development. It’s a big school and a lot of pros come out of there and the culture of the coaching staff and the players, everything about it is good. It’s a big college known around the world. I’m excited to get to work.” Pippen said of Michigan.

For Michigan, it’s a great land considering there is a new head coach in town with Dusty May officially taking the head coaching position earlier this week.

And for Pippen, it could be a great landing spot going to a program that not only has a big name, but could also find themselves in need of production from him right away.

Michigan notably finished with the worst record in the Big Ten this past season, finishing the year at 8-24. While that doesn’t exactly lend itself to a quick turnaround, it could mean that Pippen could get some opportunities right away in his freshman season.

[247 Sports]

About Reice Shipley

Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Sports Media. He previously worked at Barrett Sports Media and is a fan of all things Syracuse sports.