"It's not about last year or who's here or who's isn't here," says your head coach. "It's about getting out here and competing and seeing who is here, and that's where we're gonna go."
The B1G and Big East have scheduled a joint presser tomorrow at 12:30 at Madison Square Garden.
This is blowing up all over Twitter.
Speculation is that they will announce the B1G/Big East Challenge to begin in 2015-16. I wonder if this will replace the B1G/ACC?
Didn't see this posted anywhere, but Jeff Goodman released his new mock draft here ($) http://insider.espn.go.com/nba/draft/mock/?season=2014&version=2&sourceId=3&preview=true
Goodman has Stauskas going to the Suns with their first pick in the first round at 14, then has Phoenix grabbing McGary at 27.
Also has Noah Vonleh at 6, Gary Harris at 10, and Adreian Payne at 21. Has the Pistons grabbing Tyler Ennis at 8 (and my Cavs taking Douggie McBuckets at 9).
Quinn at Mlive is reporting Huff was the one who decided not to come to UM, not a breakup from our side. Reasons make sense - an influx of guys at his position(s). But worth posting due to the speculation of "cooling" and such. Sounds like we wanted him, but he wanted an easier path to playing time. Happy trails.
"Ultimately, my family and I just felt -- and I'm not one to shy away from competition -- but going to Michigan was just such high risk with all the guys they have coming in," Huff told MLive, adding, "It was a really hard thing to do to; to turn away Michigan. We had gotten pretty far in the process."
As for Michigan, Huff said a roster backlogged on the wings with 10 scholarship players between 6-foot-4 and 6-foot-9 was too much to ignore. Having played power forward at Nevada, Huff wants to be utilized at the small forward spot at his next school and hopes to "step in right away and be a true contributor.""This is my last go around and I don't want to me unhappy," Huff said of his next destination. "Michigan was a high risk, high reward type of thing."
I thought it might be interesting to look at who contributed the most along certain metrics to the success of Wolverines basketball this past season.
Admittedly, I wasn’t sure what people might like to see, so I dumped the season stats for the team into Excel and looked at things such as field goals made, three point shots made, rebounds, assists and a few other metrics to get a feel for relative total contributions. The results probably would not shock many here, but they are interesting to see in this form all the same.
I shall apologize in advance for the pie charts (out of style, I know), but it seemed like the most convenient way to display something like “relative contribution” for various statistics in this particular instance.
FIELD GOALS MADE:
Below is the chart showing relative contributions, but you’re probably not shocked at all by this one. Nik Stauskas, Glenn Robinson III and Caris LeVert combined for 56% of all of Michigan’s made field goals.
THREE POINTERS MADE:
This is also something that you might have guessed too – Zak Irvin, Nik Stauskas and Glenn Robinson III were far and away the most prolific contributors to Michigan’s three-point game, combining for 67% of all that were made.
Here is the contribution of total points – if you look back at field goals made, you will see a similarity, of course. Those 56% of field goals among those same three players accounts for about 58% of all of Michigan’s points this past season.
Total rebounds probably is not as interesting as relative percentages adjusted for minutes, but below you can see the raw data. Jordan Morgan and Jon Horford were about a third of all of Michigan’s rebounds regardless of whether they were offensive or defensive.
If we talk about this in terms of percentages and adjust it as we normally would for minutes played, we see an interesting shift. The best rebounder on the team – both offensive and defensive – becomes Mitch McGary, then Morgan and Horford.
Nearly two-thirds of Michigan’s assists came from a slightly different trio – Nik Stauskas, Caris LeVert and Derrick Walton Jr.
ASSIST / TURNOVER RATIO:
I didn’t adjust this one, but it doesn’t tell us anything much different that the chart of total assists for those who played major minutes. It does say, however, that when Albrecht was in, he was definitely in and very sure-handed indeed.
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