David Thorpe over at ESPN keeps a list of all NBA rookies and ranks them; he updates it consistently throughout the NBA season.
He just released the new list today, and #1 is none other than Trey Burke, while Tim hardaway Jr has moved up to #3. The link is paywalled (need ESPN insider): http://insider.espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/10198337/rookie-watch-trey-burke-takes-top-spot
A small excerpt from the section on Burke: "As we look forward it will be hard not to expect much more from Burke, who has found a way to dominate games despite his lack of size and elite athletic ability, because Utah's schedule will get easier (the Jazz have played the most difficult schedule in the NBA so far). Plus, Burke has proven he has the ability to improve (like he did from his freshman season to his sophomore season at Michigan), which should give Jazz fans more reason to smile."
There is more on Burke, and another section on Hardaway, so if you have ESPN Insider I think it is worth the read.
It is pretty cool to see Burke doing so well, so quickly. I hope (and expect) him to continue improving.
Hopefully he heals quickly and comes back full strength
MOD EDIT: We'll combine the threads into one discussion. Also, I am not fond of 2013 - LSA
***I'm sure this is something that gets asked on here every so often, so I sincerely apologize if it's been too soon since this topic last came up and/or this post irks anyone too much***
With most of the students out on break and a "less attractive" opponent coming into town, my wife and I figured if there was any time to take our infant girl to her first Michigan sporting event, tomorrow's game against Holy Cross would be the game. Alas, as first time parents with very pretty much no Michigan fan friends with children, we have no idea of the logistics of bringing a 4 month old to a game and only recently found the balls to take her out to restaurants with us. So, I turn to you MGoBlog. Please give me advice on how to make this less painful for us, for her and for fans around us, or at the very least, talk me into saving this milestone for another time in the future. Here a few concerns I definitely have:
- Mgoblue.com says children of all ages need a ticket. How strict are they on this? I mean, a ticket for an infant, seriously? Even airlines aren't that anal.
- The bag policy at Crisler is simply "no oversized bags." Will we get hassled if we brought a regular sized diaper bag, and would they have to search it? Would a prefilled bottle somehow violate the dreaded "no container" rule?
- This one is a bit of a stretch, I know, but what about baby carriers? Obviously trollers aren't allowed, yes, but nothing is said about carriers, and if we do have to pay for a seat for the baby, might as well get to use it.
- How did you bring your infants to games? Carrier, baby sling, just carried them, other...?
Lastly, we'll greatly accept any other tips or tricks you have, or any words of warning you'd like to give. Thanks!
Edit - Thanks to everyone who commented with advice one way or the other! Besides all the hassles of bringing the baby, since this is the first game (and possibly the only game) of the season my wife is able to attend without too much of a struggle, we're leaving the baby at home with her Aunt. There will be a lifetime full of Michigan games for her to see when she can actually at least attempt to understand what is going on. Thanks again, everyone!
(6-5, 0-0 Patriot)
|Wins (RPI 150+)|
|337||Nov. 13||Sacred Heart||122-118|
|308||Nov. 20||@ Fairfield||63-49|
|330||Nov. 30||@ New Hampshire||63-52|
|328||Dec. 21||@ N.J.I.T.||74-55|
|Losses (RPI 1-50)|
|21||Nov. 15||@ North Carolina||54-62|
|Losses (RPI 51-100)|
|Losses (RPI 101-150)|
|Losses (RPI 150+)|
|295||Dec. 7||@ Hartford||78-90|
Starting Five Stats
Key Bench Players
I assume we will see little to no McGary on the floor, but I don't think will be a problem. Holy Cross doesn't really jump out to me as any threat to upset Michigan.
Michigan 84 - Holy Cross 56
Kim Barnes Arico and the Michigan women's basketball program just received a very nice Christmas present: a verbal commitment from Sam Trammel, a 6-1 power forward out of Eastview H.S. in Apple Valley, Minnesota, who also plays AAU ball for a top squad—North Tartan. Trammel, who was in Ann Arbor for an unofficial visit in early October, is ranked #40 in the 2015 class according to Prospects Nation. That recruiting service offered this scouting report on her in a June 2013 rundown:
Trammel embodies everything that most basketball fans would want out of a power forward. Her strength on the defensive glass and her offensive presence in the lane make her a centerpiece on nearly any squad. What was impressive for us to see in game play was Trammel’s ability to play in the “two-man” game system with a play-making guard. She creates mismatch opportunities because of her ability to set solid screens while also being a threat to score the ball. Look for the 6-1 forward to be an ELITE 100 prospect in the 2015 class.
Trammel is also included in espnW's top 100 watch list for 2015, currently rated a three-star and the #13 forward in the country in that class. Here's their brief take on her posted on her profile page:
Strong, physical insider competes on glass, finishes in key; interior footwork with average mobility in transition; defends in block.
Wake Forest, Iowa, Denver, and Valparaiso are among the other schools who have expressed interest in Trammel.
Michigan's 2015 class is shaping up to perhaps top the 2014 class, which has been ranked among the top 25 classes in the country. With the full rankings for 2015 not yet available, all four of Michigan's 2015 commits are ranked in the top 100 nationally by at least one recruiting service. Here's a quick rundown of the other 2015 commits: