“The player development is the main thing I like (about Michigan),” Williams said. “You can see that they develop their players. They get them in the gym and they work them hard. And their hard work pays off.”
“We’re soft,” McGary said following the 79-69 loss that wasn’t quite as close as the score indicated. “We’re soft right now. That’s it.”
One such player is talented 6-foot-6 sophomore Glenn Robinson III, who some consider a possible lottery pick. Instead, GR3 went for eight points and looked like a deer in headlights, tentative and even disinterested at times. Count me as a huge fan of Robinson’s talent and character, but he needs to be more aggressive, especially when Stauskas is attracting as much defensive attention as he received Tuesday night.
“We were rattled and didn’t have the same poise we had last year,” McGary said. “Derrick’s going to grow.”
The Wolverines are a work in progress, and that was evident Tuesday night in one of the most hostile environments in the country.
“Rome wasn’t built in a day,” McGary said.
It's a fairly long article, but those are some key quotes from it. This team has a ton of potential, so lets try and hold judgment until February or March.
13 points, 9 assists, 2 rebounds & only 1 TO against the excellent defense of the Pacers
Now that you've seen Michigan in 8 games, plus exhibition...what are your thoughts?
IMO, we're exactly where I thought we'd be. Still searching for our identity, but starting to find roles for guys.
Petersons.com states the following in its tips for maintaining amateur status:
...There are a variety of other activities related to playing or coaching sports that may affect your amateur status at a sports college. Below are some activities that violate amateurism rules in most cases:
Receiving compensation for media appearances (radio, television, etc.) that exploit your athletic ability or fame
Expressly or implicitly endorsing commercial products or services
Does Spike's appearance in the Taco Bell commercial as Hurricane Doug place his eligibility at risk?
This is only if you have a watch ESPN account.
With all the Football Post-Mortems, it's time to remember: It's Basketball Season. Stauskas is a game time decision, GRIII is playing.
9:15PM Eastern on ESPN. Go Blue. Beat Duke.