in town for free camps
Nice writeup from the Daily with quotes from Wagner's coach at Alba Berlin, who says that Moritz will be ready for the NBA Draft in two years:
“I predict two years for him, to achieve even a good position in the NBA draft,” said Alba Berlin coach Saša Obradović following his team’s 78-74 win over the Phoenix Hagen on April 15.
Also quotes from Wagner teammate and former Villanova player Reggie Redding, who played in the 2009 Final Four:
“I think (Wagner’s) going to have to make some adjustments, because learning how to play over (in Europe) is a little different than how they play back in the states. But he’s got the skill, he’s got the attitude and the hunger to be good so I think it’ll happen pretty quickly for him.”
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.