Jerry Palm of CBS has Michigan as a 3 seed in his really early bracketology.
Michigan is in the East Regional, playing first round and second rounds in Des Moines against 14 seed Hofstra and 6 NC State or 11 Valpo.
that's the highest anyone has been on us in preseason.
day until John Beilien leads team 100 on the court against the Wildcats of Northern Michigan.
Michigan announced the signing of Austin Davis, Xavier Simpson, Jon Teske andIbi Watson this afternoon. The Wolverines inked the four class of 2016 prospects to letters of intent on November 11th, the first day of the early signing period.
Good article linked above that talks a little more about the players who signed. It will be interesting how the scholarship situation develops, because as of now we do not have room for all four. I remember hearing that Austin Davis may reclassify, but not sure if there is any real substance behind that.
With the first game right around the corner, I'd love to hear some of your predictions for basketball season (aside from overall record).
Here's mine - Moritz Wagner doesn't get a redshirt and, provided he learns how to set a proper high-post pick, gets time in the rotation at the 5 ahead of Donnal.
Maryland men's basketball has announced an interesting ticket promotion. Season tickets in the upper reaches of the arena are still available at around $395 for the season. They are offering, however, a pass for $150 that gets you a seat for each home game until they lose at home. It could be a big bargain. Last year, they lost to Virginia at home in the B1G-ACC challenge, but didn't lose any others. This year's home schedule is Mt Saint Mary's, Georgetown, Rider, Cleveland State, St. Francis (PA), Md. Eastern Shore, Marshall, Penn State, Rutgers, Ohio State, Northwestern, Iowa, Purdue, Bowie State, Wisconsin, Michigan and Illinois.
This doesn't mean much near term but it would appear the writing is on the wall longer term. Not a surprise considering the struggles and lack of physicality last year but what a far cry from the tales of spring 2013 when he was "tearing up Jordan Morgan" in practice.
You talkin' about practice?!!
The 6-foot-9, 240-pound Monclova, Ohio, native is now listed as junior, a change from when the roster was updated for the 2015-16 season in mid-July.
A U-M team spokesman confirmed that Donnal's status was modified "a few weeks ago," but did not provide a statement as to why. Regardless of Michigan's classification, Donnal has three seasons of NCAA eligibility remaining.