things go poorly
Per Chris Balas at TheWolverine.com (linked below since embed won't work on my computer), Duncan Robinson, a 6'7" forward from D-III Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts, will visit campus Monday and stay for a few days. An offer and immediate pledge seem highly likely.
Robinson played under Mike Maker while at Williams. If the Maker name sounds familiar, that's because it is. Maker recently accepted the head coaching job at Marist, beating out none other than Patrick Beilein, John Beilein's son, for the lead spot. Apparently, Maker asked Robinson to follow him to Marist, but Robinson had his sights set higher and declined. Maker was kind enough (and mature enough) to put in a call to Coach Beilein and recommend that he look at standout frosh.
As a freshman, Robinson led the team in basically every statistical catergory and led the team to the D-III national championship game, where they lost in a close contest. He was named the D3Hoops.com National Rookie of the Year and made the NCAA All-Tournament Team.
Robinson would sit a year before joining the team as a sophomore in 2015. This would likely mean the end of 2015 recruiting, although I would think the coaches would still pursue Coleman in the event that LeVert departs.
Highlights below, but apparently the kid has put on about 15 pounds of muscle and added another inch since the highlights were shot.($) https://michigan.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1663626
Even GRIII would be hard pressed to match
Congrats to Jordan Morgan for signing to play pro ball in Italy with Virtus Roma (Italian-language press release). Even from the Google translation, I think the gist of the following comes through:
This comment gm Nicola Alberani: "Morgan is a solid player, and square. We give substance into the area and depth in attack. He comes from a background of basketball very high, in fact of three of his college classmates were selected to the NBA Draft this year. For a number of factors that I have not had the exposure it deserves, because it is a team player willing to sacrifice. It has important human qualities and not surprisingly he was captain at Michigan University."
And here's what Morgan had to say (roughly translated):
These are the first words of Morgan as a player of Virtus: "I'm lucky to start my career as a professional team with a historic and prestigious as Virtus, in a lovely city like Rome. I'm excited for the team we're putting together, I can not wait to meet my new teammates and to take the field."
His teammates will include Iowa State grad Melvin Ejim, who just signed with Virtus Roma a few days ago; former Syracuse player Brandon Triche, who signed with the team last week; former Louisiana Tech player Kyle Gibson; and point guard Perry Petty.
All I saw before I clicked on the post was "Beilein joining Snyder's Jazz staff." My heart sunk. I clicked immediately. It's Patrick. Not John. Phewwwwww. Looks like he's gonna be workin' with Trey. Good move for him.
The freshmen numbers, heights and weights were posted a couple of days ago. Some questioned whether the heights and weights were accurate for the rest of the team. It's good to see the guys beefing up.
The stat sheets for all UM players in the NBA summer league is posted. So far, Tim and Mitch are having outstanding summers. Trey is struggling a bit. GRIII's last game was sweet.