Maybe I shouldn't ask this coming off a loss, but I just love this kid's game, and I have to ask: Who is Derrick Walton Jr.? Have we ever had a point guard or a player like this?
He'll miss a shot or make a turnover, but he never seems to make a mistake. I feel supremely confident with the ball in his hands in transition, and I don't think I've ever felt this confident in a player before. He's unflappable. So my question is: Who is he? Have we had this player before?
I'm older than all of you put together, so my frame of reference goes all the way back to Henry Wilmore, whom I saw play as a kid (he was my dad's all-time favorite player). But I'm thinking back to Rickey Green, Eric Turner, Gary Grant, Rumeal Robinson ... we've had great ones, but I don't know that we've had this player before.
So, who is Derrick Walton Jr.?
Was at the game last night. Tough loss, but a good showing against a good team, and a lot of reason to feel good about improvement over the course of the year.
Does anyone know if that was our pep band there? They looked super young (of course, that could be because I keep getting older). They also helped with a t-shirt promo that Barclay's ran during the game. And maybe it was just my ears, but their Victors did not sound like it was played by a band who has played it 25,000 times.
EDIT: idiot first-time topic poster forgot link:
Michigan starting five of: Rice, Tomjanovich, Webber, Rose and ... Crawford (!?).
Question 1: would you put Trey in for Crawford and move Jalen to shooting guard?
Question 2: Should Cazzie Russell displace either Trey or Jalen?
Question 3: which all-time team match-up (U-M or no U-M) would you relish most?
Also, '89 Michigan took out two of the Illinois starting five (Anderson and Gill). Sometimes forget how loaded that Illini team was.
I love this guy. We all do. Who doesn't? How can you not?
John Beilein just ranted about ESPN airing the game even later than 10 p.m. Spike Albrecht has a nine a.m. class tomorrow.— Daniel Feldman (@danfeldman31) November 26, 2014
“@BFQuinn: Beilein blasting ESPN for tonight's tip time being moved 10 minutes.” Haha Classic Beilein. Gotta love him!!— Nik Stauskas (@NStauskas11) November 26, 2014
Beilein's remarks on ESPN delayed start time weren't a response to a question; he just went freestyle.— Rod Beard (@detnewsRodBeard) November 26, 2014
Great game by our Wolverines the team could have lost by 20 but they regrouped and played down to the wire. Tough loss and BS no call on Irvin. Freshman will learn from their mistakes. Lose early win late. For those who missed the Oregon game enjoy and no matter what GO BLUE!!!!