EDIT: Never mind. Zagoria was wrong about Michigan offer. Mods delete if you want.
Canadian Point Guard Jamal Murray Racks Up Offers (UPDATED w/ no Michigan offer. Sorry for confusion) http://t.co/Z1zDpyndzS— Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) June 17, 2014
Adam Zagoria reports that Michigan has put out 2016 offer #8 today: 6-5 point guard Jamal Murray, out of Toronto:
Ohio State, N.C. State, Michigan, Florida State and Virginia all offered the 2016 guard from CIA Bounce and Orangeville (Ontario) Athlete Institute. Illinois and Michigan State had previously offered.
The report also indicates that Michigan is not the only school Murray has unofficially visited (something that Sam Webb recently claimed), but that he's also visited Syracuse, Georgetown, and N.C. State.
He seems to be another target in no rush to make a decision:
He isn’t even on Twitter so he doesn’t follow much of the recruiting scene.
“I don’t like to put too much clutter in my brain,” he said. “I don’t need to know about that and also I don’t really like Twitter.”
247 composite has him as #28 in the 2016 class. Here's a highlight video:
This is something that crossed my mind when I saw that Thornton will visit Kentucky. A guy like Calipari probably has no qualms with negative recruiting, but what would he say? We've got a red hot coaching staff committed to stay together till '19, world class facilities, world class academics, great NBA opportunities, and incredible fans/students/alumni. So what does the guy say?
1) Sure, they're great with development, but you're already Elite. We won't ask you to work.
2) He's only had 5back-to-back tourney teams. That's not THAT many.
I can't think of any.
Per Eric Bossi at Rivals, Michigan and UCLA are making a very strong move for recent UConn decommit Prince Ali, a hyper-athletic 6'4" slashing guard out of Florida in the 2015 class. He's good at dunking. Like, really good. Also super aggressive off the dribble, and he's got the athleticism to be an elite defender. Rivals says he's not a great shooter, and his stroke does look a bit mechanical from the video, but he's hitting 39.2% of his 3's so far during EYBL play, so take that for what it's worth.
Currently rated 45 to ESPN, 68 to Rivals, and 46 to Scout, with apparent consensus that he'll be moving up the rankings soon.
He has yet to visit, but if he does, expect him to receive an offer. Oladipo comparison seems to be apt.
Not expecting any Hellos today, but you never know. Seems like out of the likely offerees, Towns could be a possibility today.
Umhoops has a breakdown of likely and possible offers going out today.
Bulls want to swap with Nuggest to get 11th pick, are favoring Nik over Gary:
Interesting head-to-head. I hadn't thought Nik would go that high, but, more power to him. Plus, as a Bulls fan, I can't complain... unless, of course, if they pick Harris.
Saw this tweet from B1G Network and thought it'd make for fun discussion:
Random, but this should be fun. Which two players, past or present, from your #B1G team would you pick for a mythical B1G NBA Jam?
— Brent Yarina(@BTNBrentYarina) June 12, 2014
I think I'd go with Glen Rice and Chris Webber. In NBA Jam, I was always a fan of having one guy who was awesome at 3-point shooting and one guy who was awesome at dunking. Generally, I'd have the dunker passing to the 3-point guy, who would take like 50 3's a game. Then, I'd have the big guy stand under the basket and basically goaltend everything because (IIRC) I think the goaltends counted on the stat sheet as blocks for some reason. You?