Title says it all. Discuss.
PS. It would be great if this didn't become another discussion about how everyone feels about Webber's current relationship with Michigan but I know that is unlikely.
The quick and easy version:
-maybe the greatest passing big man ever
-played with style
-numbers say he belongs
-if the refs didn't rob him of a 2002 championship he is a lock
-very short prime
-shrank a bit in the playoffs
-may have been a lazy defender/rebounder and was somewhatbonehead mistake prone
The Michigan women's basketball program secured verbal commitment #4 for its 2014 class tonight, as Emoni Jackson announced on Twitter: "It's official I'm a Michigan Wolverine #goblue." Jackson is a 6-1 wing/forward who's attending Long Beach Poly H.S. in California. She played AAU ball for Cal Sparks Gold, at one time teaming with Michigan freshman Siera Thompson. In fact, Michigan offered both Jackson and Thompson at the same time, in June 2012.
Jackson's a bit under-the-radar now because she suffered a torn ACL last summer, forcing her to sit out her junior season as well as AAU ball this summer. But before her injury, she had drawn interest from the likes of UCLA, USC, and Penn State. As I noted recently on the women's basketball recruiting board, her then high school coach in early 2012 called her a future All-American. That statement comes from a February 2012 local newspaper profile titled "Taking Charge" that also includes this:
This season, Emoni Jackson is averaging a double-double for the second consecutive year. She leads the team in scoring at 16.8 points per game and rebounds at 12.4. She leads the team in blocked shots (26), is second with 1.5 assists per game and has a team-high 2.4 steals per game.
All the while facing double and triple teams.
"I'm not surprised because I know I can do it," she said of her double-double average. "I'm proud that I've been able to score as much as I have. I just have to work harder and keep trying to get better."
She is also known to be a very good student.
Assuming she fully recovers from her injury, it seems like Jackson could be a real "steal."
posted by Jackson on Instagram
Does anyone have any video of the Final Four squad being recognized on the field? Thanks
http://blogintobook.com/michigan/ The first 1/4 seems to read mostly from his "Bartelstein Blog" diary, but then we get a wealth of untold stories and a zillion pictures. We can make this a bit of a troubleshooting thread as well, as navigating the Ganxy purchase/download process is new and different for a lot of us. I had success ultimately by following the link in the post-purchase email. Your experience could be different with a different device.
LINK to 247 page.
Sucks to lose him, looked like a good player that was high on Michigan. On to the next.
EDIT: Changed title to 2014 to reflect proper year. Had 2015 previously, thus some of the comments below.