"Coach Mattison told me what the Ravens were about, what he thought," Beyer said. "He definitely encouraged me. I hold his opinion in high regard."
If you're interested in how John Belein got to where he is now this Daily article is worth a read. It's basically about his 1996 Canisius team that was the first from that school in 40 years to make the tournament. It has interviews with players and coaches from Canisius about how he dealt with the ups and downs, focused on fundamentals and how some things haven't changed (autobench and not fouling with a 3 point lead) and some things have (running zone Ds). It also has some interviews about this year's team with Sean Lonergan and Aubrey talking about Beilein approaches coaching.
Trey Burke was sitting in front of me on a flight from Las Vegas to Detroit today (I know cool story bro). I asked him if he knew what Caris was going to do and he thinks he is coming back to school. He couldn't have been any nicer.
You can't give a scholarship to Jaylen Brown or Kenny Williams even if LeVert leaves so long as you take Coach Beilein's statement that there will be no roster attrition at face value. Davis's scholarship offer is currently contingent on LeVert's scholarship being available by 2016, and you couldn't be sure of that if it were taken up by anyone other than a senior.
I know there are other ways Davis and either Williams or Brown could be on the roster together, but LeVert staying and Michigan being done with 2015 recruiting seems the most likely. I doubt Coach Beilein would essentially burn a 2015 scholarship by locking himself in with Davis. So, we have good news?
EDIT: I didn't think about the possibility of bringing Max back and using the 2015 opening (if LeVert leaves) that way. We have to allow for that.
Per numerous outlets, Michigan has started to look closely at 2016 G Kevin Huerter out of Shenendehowa High in New York. He's a 6'5" PG for his high school team, but plays more at off-guard for his AAU team, the Albany City Rocks. Apparently he blew up this past weekend at the EYBL and picked up a handful of offers from a few afterwards, including notables Iowa, Maryland, Miami (FL), and Xavier.
Reminds me a bit of MSU commit and one-time UM target Matt McQuaid. Huerter seems to have better handles than McQuaid and a more natural looking jumpshot (McQuaid's is goofy looking but definitely works), but McQuaid seems to be a better all-around athlete.