the season has truly begun now
Freshman MBB player DJ Wilson is out for 4-6 weeks with a finger injury. Will miss the Italy trip, but sounds like he will be ready to go by the start of the the season.
Michigan freshman forward DJ Wilson will miss 4-6 weeks due to right finger injury. #Michigan— Thomas Beindit (@tbeindit) August 6, 2014
Ed-Ace: Added the full press release below.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- University of Michigan men's basketball head coach John Beilein announced today (Wednesday, August 6) freshman forward D.J. Wilson (Sacramento, Calif./Capital Christian School) underwent successful surgery on his right pinky finger and will miss 4-6 weeks for recovery."This is an unfortunate injury for D.J.," said Beilein. "However, we have the best training and medical staff here at U-M, so we know he is in good hands. We anticipate a speedy recovery so D.J. will be back and at 100 percent when we start our September workouts."Wilson, who will still travel with U-M to Italy on Aug. 15-24, averaged 13.9 points, 6.3 rebounds and 2.1 blocks per game last season at Capital Christian School. He guided the Cougars to a 28-4 record, 10-0 Golden Empire League and a final No. 3 state ranking.
Full Bracket Here. Michigan opens with Bucknell on Nov 17th, then Detroit on Nov 20th. From there, they play Oregon at 9PM on Nov 24th. That game will not be on TV, instead on ESPN3. Championship the next night at 10PM. What terrible time slots for this tournament.
From Stars and Stripes, here are details on a nice addition to the Michigan basketball Italy tour:
The University of Michigan men’s basketball team will visit the army base Caserma Del Din in Vicenza on Wednesday, Aug. 20, as part of a multi-stop Italian hoops tour.
The Wolverines will start their base visit by serving lunch to and dining with servicemembers at 11:30 a.m., said Rob Veney, coach of the post’s military basketball program and an organizer of the event in conjunction with MWR. At 1 p.m., the team will meet with soldiers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team and 509th Signal Battalion, then conclude their visit with a shootaround and autograph signing from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
I don't want to copy the entire article, but the next paragraph has details on the four games the Wolverines will play (includiing the 6.90 euro admission price for each game in Vicenza), for anyone who hasn't seen the rundown yet.