I wonder if Hackett would consider bringing on a recruiting coordinator for basketball to complement Beilein and our three assistants? This isn't meant to be a slight at Beilein. We have one of the best coaches and coaching staffs in all of college basketball. Their ability to find diamonds in the rough and turn them into stars is trememndous. Adding an individual solely in charge of recruiting would take our staff to a whole nother level. They could spend countless hours scouring high school basketball film for the next Caris Levert freeing up Beilein to spend more time with the current team and they could help potentially close the deal with guys like Jaylen Brown and Derryck Thornton. If Hackett is willing to provide the money for Harbaugh to assemble a support staff army I wonder if we could do the same for Beilein.
In news that will surprise no one, another Indiana basketball player, Jeremiah April,
was told has decided to leave the program. Tom Crean now has the ability to bring in another 4-star who will be forced out voluntary transfer before contributing in any meaningful way.
April is the third player to leave the IU basketball program this year, following in the footsteps of Max Hoetzel and Stanford Robinson. In 2014, three other players also transferred - Peter Jurkin, Austin Etherington, and Jeremy Hollowell.
In case you were wondering which B1G coach is the worst, let me remind you that it's Tom Crean. Tom Crean is the worst.
Following college basketball means Michigan having to take down two Final Four banners when Duke has twice made the Final Four while (likely) playing ineligible players. http://straighthoops.com/articles_9.html
Following college basketball means losing Mitch McGary for a year b/c he tested positive for marijuana once even when McGary's punishment in AA for being caught with a small amount of the stuff would have cost him nothing more than a $25 fine.
Following college basketball means losing recruits to a school - Kentucky - that openly flaunts the luxury apartments that its players live in. http://larrybrownsports.com/college-basketball/kentuckys-housing-chef-flat-screens/153247
I'm mad as heck, and I'm...going to sit here and be mad for a few more minutes! I say this calls for a negbang!
No bueno...Kentucky Sports Radio reporting
Also seems the scout guys have changed attitude to one of concern regarding Jaylen and that Kentucky now leading.
Does this mean good news on the Jaylen Brown front?
Former VCU signee Kenny Williams tells me he is no longer considering Michigan.— Alejandro Zúñiga (@ByAZuniga) April 30, 2015
Former VCU signee Kenny Williams tells ESPN he is down to Virginia and North Carolina.— Jeff Borzello (@jeffborzello) April 30, 2015
Looks like Kenny Williams has set his visit date set for Michigan as May 18th. May 20th is the last day of the late signing period, so Jaylen Brown will almost assuredly have decided by then.
Williams is down to Florida, UVa, UNC, and Michigan. I'm not sure if the impending departure of Billy Donovan will impact his decision much, since Williams probably has UVa and UNC ranked higher.