It's nice to have a finally have a big that can open up the floor for us. Part of the reason we are able to get off so many 3PA is because defenses now have to check him in the middle.
May take the starting spot from Monte Ellis, who is currently injured. I know that naysayers of Beilein have been quite vocal about his guys in NBA so far flaming out. So I thought I'd throw this article out there for debate
On a cold and snowy day, thought I'd post something heartwarming - some recent highlights from 2017 bball commit Isaiah Livers. When he committed, there were a few other prospects at the same position the coaches were heavily pursuing (Kyle Young, Thomas Kithier, etc) and it wasn't clear who the best choice would be. We took the first one to jump on board, and I'm pretty optimistic Beilein got the right one after seeing these highlights.
Seems like Liver's size and athleticism will make him an immediate impact guy, something Beilein has sorely lacked recently from his freshman. Though I'd assume his ideal spot is the 4, it'd be great if he has tight enough handles to play the 3 at 6'8". Someone who's actually seen him in person may be able to offer more insight there. Would be pretty cool to be able to roll out a Simpson/Matthews/Livers/Wilson/Wagner lineup. That's a ton of size and a great group of athletes.
H/T to poster MattD for putting this on YouTube.
After watching UCLA humble our Wolverines with their superior recruits, I wondered what NCAA basketball teams are the dirtiest while recruiting? When I lived in Arizona three years ago, I got to be friends with my dentist whom is still best friends, former roommate, and fraternity brother with one of the "Big 12" head basketball coaches. He shared with me that the dirtiest program that he recruits against is "Duke". That surprised me but it came from a great source straight up. Any thoughts ?