this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
Solid write-up this morning from Brendan Quinn on Tyus Battle's recruitment. Most notable part for me was the stuff from Battle's dad on Beilein, just for all those "Beilein can't recruit elite-level talent" people still in denial out there.
Nik is back to spend the summer in Ann Arbor training with Coach Sanderson. He'll be at the M Den on June 5th from 6-8 pm.
Two weekends ago I was helping out my dad cleaning out the basement and I found this Mall Poster and Ad with Michigan and Chris Webber from 1995. Nike did an series of ads for schools Like Michigan,UNC and others. This one was at the Footlocker at Belmont Mall in Detroit back in 1995. My brother worked there and he gave that to me one half of my birthday gift.
So the NBA just completed their draft lottery, the Detroit Pistons are drafting 8th. According to sites I've seen, players listed around 8th best are a couple of foreign prospects (Mario Hezonga out of Croatia and Kristaps Porzingis out of Latvia) and Stanley Johnson. Full draft order:
1. Minnesota Timberwolves
2. LA Lakers
3. Philly 76ers
4. New York Knicks
5. Orlanda Magic
6. Sac. Kings
10. Miami Heat
12. Utah Jazz
13. Phoenix Suns
14. OKC Thunder