"You know how Kyle Flood still has a job? Yeah, all Jourdan."
I cant take anymore Brandon threads!! With all the negativity surrounding football i thought id change the mood. Bleacher report posted an interesting read on Michigan Basketball and the expectations surrounding each individual player. For those you who dont feel like reading heres a summary. They predicted stats for each of our starters and will grade them based on if they meet this expectations.
1. Caris LeVert
Pass/Fail Stats: 16 points, 4.6 rebounds and 3 assists
2. Zak Irvin
Pass/Fail Stats: 12.9 points, 4.3 rebounds and 2.5 assists
3. Derrick Walton Jr.
Pass/Fail Stats: 10 points, 4.5 assists and 3.1 rebounds
4. Mark Donnal
Pass/Fail Stats: 7 points, 5.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists
5. Kameron Chatman
Pass/Fail Stats: 8 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2 assists
Thoughts?? Anything just dont mention Brandon!!
Not football related, so if this is inappropriate - mods please feel free to destroy this thread. Just needed something else to occupy my time besides
FIRE BRANDON! FIREHOKE!!! BURN IT DOWN!!! Michigan Football.
Nik Stauska seems to be doing pretty well in the preseason, but he recently made waves by saying:
“I understand that I’m a rookie and I’m white, so people are going to attack me at all times,”
This seems to follow the theme that Nik is "just a shooter" and not much else.
While the article speaks to Nik's defensive deficiencies - they also highlight the truth of Stauskas' statement:
From playgrounds through AAU to the NBA, "Everybody wanted to play the white kid" has been an understood and unspoken truth for long enough that the only really surprising part about this is that Stauskas actually said it.
Nik Stauskas. Keepin' it real.
Only 35 Days you guys.
No writeups are available yet, but I figured that the board could use a break from CONCUSSIONGATE 2014 and the coaching search.
Stauskas dropped 12 points in 26 minutes and was 2-5 from behind three point range. Stats embeded for the board. http://espn.go.com/nba/player/_/id/2991042/nik-stauskas
Didn't see this posted anywhere. It is a free Rivals article where Beilein breaks down the team player by player(No Caris though). He talks about a lot of lineup versatility. https://michigan.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1688246
Few interesting points:
- Kam Chatman: "He's going to play both forward positions as well. If we ever got stuck he could play in the backcourt.
- Duncan Robinson: "He looks every bit of 6-7 or 6-8. He shoots, runs, plays and is a great teammate. He's never had an individual workout in college, now he'll do it a lot. He's lifting weights consistently and put on 10 pounds already."
- Derrick Walton: "He's had a few moments where he looked like No. 3 [Trey Burke] out there pulling up for a jump shot."
Have to click the link to get the rest.
In a sad piece of news today, Butler announced that men's basketball head coach Brandon Miller will be taking a medical leave of absence from his duties. No timetable was announced for his return. The school has been mum on the medical reasons behind the leave, but some vague tweets from college basketball insiders make it sound like more of a mental health issue than a physical health issue (if there is even a true distinction there).
If you'll recall, Miller was promoted to head coach when Brad Stevens left for the Celtics. Miller was given the job in lieu of other finalists, one of which was thought to be LaVall Jordan. Should Miller not return, which sounds like a distinct possibility according to those reporting on the story, expect Jordan to receive another phone call.
Michigan angle aside, here's to hoping Miller gets whatever help he needs and is able to get back to full health.