this guy evidently hired to work for AD
Mark Donnal: 34
Zak Irvin: 21
Derrick Walton Jr.: 10
Glad I can continue wearing my #10 (Hardaway's jersey) next season. Can't wait for the 2013-2014 season to begin!
Repping the Columbus Clippers. Columbus tattoo parlors do good business...
hat tip http://www.landgrantholyland.com/2013/6/20/4448930/michigans-trey-burkes...
Just a few days after getting 2014 commit #2, Maria Backman, the Michigan women's basketball program today received their first 2016 verbal, Akienreh Johnson, a 6-0 guard/wing out of Toledo Rogers High School. This is a big commitment as one of the top women's hoops recruiting services, ASGR, has her ranked #34 in the country in her class.
I'll do some more digging, but so far here's the best scouting report I could find on her, posted by Full Court in January 2013:
Akienreh Johnson, 6-0 small forward, Rogers (Toledo OH)
Although just a freshman, Johnson had college coaches focused on her from pretty early in her team’s 55-48 loss to Winton Woods of Cincinnati. She possesses a lanky athletic build not yet fully filled out, but her skill set is already high, showing intermediate range jumpers and threes. The line from high major programs will be queuing up for one of the top 2016 prospects in Ohio.
I think it's safe to say that Kim Barnes Arico and her staff are really beginning to gain traction on the recruiting trail.
EDIT: Here's another scouting report, posted by Blue Star last summer:
Toledo Rogers High School has made plenty of waves with their youth the last few seasons and another promising guard is joining the cause. Akienreh Johnson is the kind of player that’s going to make something happen with the ball in her hands. She’s impressive in her individual attack but equally adept at delivering the ball if someone else has a better look. A quick first step goes hand in hand with some sharp ballhandling getting her past defenders and opening up her options. The fact that she already stands 5-10 makes her all the more difficult to match up with and just that much more intriguing to recruiters.
Toledo Blade photo:
I mean I need to talk about this with somebody...
I saw this on the notebook of umhoops and really don't know how this hasn't been posted. It'll be a bit dusty in here after reading this story.
Anyway, the story is about our new Director of Basketball Operations and his family's experience over the last year and a half. You need to read all of this so I'm not even going to bother quoting it.
Trey Burke appeared on Grantland with Jalen Rose and Bill Simmons to do a full NBA job interview: