Mason NEEDS this, Pistons, after all you've put him through
The last of the NBA decisions and it figures to be a dousy either way. Mitch is a HUGE piece of the puzzle and his return places us back within the collegiate elite. If he goes pro it would obviously be a huge blow given the loss of Morgan and Horford already. I have nothing concrete on Mitch's decision but it seems to be trending pro-NBA based on some of the reactions of Spike at the Banquet last night and some of these new mock drafts.
A few days ago it seemed that the general concensus was that Mitch was likely to be back in the fold. The last few days have seen a sort of shift in that regard and that makes the Horford decision and the staff's seemingly relaxed big man recruiting the past few weeks a bit strange.
Does anyone have anything suggestive of how Mitch is leaning at the moment?
here are his stats:
transfer article here:
word is he is interested in michigan, iowa and two other schools. really improved his shooting this year. rebounds ok for his size. he's a bit foul prone.
I hate to keep trying to guess what Mitch is going to do - but this mock draft is bad news for us fans:
Nik at 11
Mitch at 26
Glenn at 30
If Mitch is still considerend first round material - then he has to go in my POV
Obviously there is a connection there due to his brother but it is interesting Horford is leaving one Elite 8 team for
another a Final Four team. If he does land there it would quite a landing spot in terms of basketball and we'll definitely get to see if Horford's family's view of his skill set is realistic (and by definition he was being held back by Beilein's "emphasis on guards / wings") as UF plays a more traditional brand of bball. Morgan seemed to do ok in this system last year as did Mitch but we'll see.
As far as I can tell from a couple tweets, Trey is expecting a boy in June!!!
I'm not sure who the girl is, but I have seen a few of Trey's instagram photos with who I would assume to be a girlfriend. I think with Trey Jr, Timmy Hardaway III, and GR4 leading the way, we should be able to hang some banners. Maybe Beilein's grandson(s?) will be big and strong enough from the subs by this point to contribute as well, although they made have graduated already by this point.
On both Twitter and today's recruiting roundup (podcast), Sam Webb has reported that the Michigan basketball program will host a second visitor this weekend—Aubrey Dawkins, a 6-4 shooting guard out of New Hampton Prep in New Hampshire. He's the son of Johnny Dawkins, head coach at Stanford and a national player of the year during his college career at Duke who went on to play nine years in the NBA. Rivals lists Aubrey Dawkins with offers from Dayton and Rhode Island. Why not Stanford? Sam says it's probably because of Stanford's tough admission standards.
So that's two possible late 2014 signees who are visiting this weekend—the other of course being Muhammad Ali Abdur-Rahkman.