No writeups are available yet, but I figured that the board could use a break from CONCUSSIONGATE 2014 and the coaching search.
Stauskas dropped 12 points in 26 minutes and was 2-5 from behind three point range. Stats embeded for the board. http://espn.go.com/nba/player/_/id/2991042/nik-stauskas
Didn't see this posted anywhere. It is a free Rivals article where Beilein breaks down the team player by player(No Caris though). He talks about a lot of lineup versatility. https://michigan.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1688246
Few interesting points:
- Kam Chatman: "He's going to play both forward positions as well. If we ever got stuck he could play in the backcourt.
- Duncan Robinson: "He looks every bit of 6-7 or 6-8. He shoots, runs, plays and is a great teammate. He's never had an individual workout in college, now he'll do it a lot. He's lifting weights consistently and put on 10 pounds already."
- Derrick Walton: "He's had a few moments where he looked like No. 3 [Trey Burke] out there pulling up for a jump shot."
Have to click the link to get the rest.
In a sad piece of news today, Butler announced that men's basketball head coach Brandon Miller will be taking a medical leave of absence from his duties. No timetable was announced for his return. The school has been mum on the medical reasons behind the leave, but some vague tweets from college basketball insiders make it sound like more of a mental health issue than a physical health issue (if there is even a true distinction there).
If you'll recall, Miller was promoted to head coach when Brad Stevens left for the Celtics. Miller was given the job in lieu of other finalists, one of which was thought to be LaVall Jordan. Should Miller not return, which sounds like a distinct possibility according to those reporting on the story, expect Jordan to receive another phone call.
Michigan angle aside, here's to hoping Miller gets whatever help he needs and is able to get back to full health.
Warning: may exascerbate pre-existing conditions of intense desire to have him return to AA. Do not read this article if you prefer to stay emotionally distant from Michigan football and the imminent head coach search at this point.
Days until basketball season (Nov. 15 vs. Hillsdale). 40 if you count the exibition vs. Wayne State. Better days are ahead.
(i couldn't find a picture of a U of M basketball player with 45 or a good 4 or 5 picture...sorry)
days left to the first dunk.
Sorry guys, this is the best news you'll get all day.