it's a major award
days until Derrick Walton Jr. and the Wolverines take the court against Wayne st in the first game back to Crisler Arena.
And this is how i feel today GO BLUE!!!
I was just over at UMHoops to give myself a pick-me-up. I see that Jaylen Brown, Rival's number 2 prospect for 2015, is considering an official to Michigan. He is from Georgia, but his mom is a MSU grad and his uncle is a Michigan grad.
We don't have any 2015 recruits yet and there may only be two spots. If we land this guy all I have to say is... Beilein, man, Beilein!
As the NBA season begins, all 5 players that started the Championship Game are on NBA rosters. The craziest stat is that 4 of them still would techincally have NCAA eligibility. Link
I know this has been discussed before, but since it's an evolving conversation I just wanted to throw it out there again.
Why isn't Michigan basketball pulling in Top 5 recruiting classes yet? Don't get me wrong, Beilein and Co. have pulled in some great players, (GRIII, Trey Burke, McGary, Walton, Chatman, Levert, Stauskas, etc...) but they always seem to be guys that were either flying under the radar, late bloomers, or were seen as having a glaring deficiency in their game:
Stauskus (just a shooter)
McGary (old, concentration issues)
Levert (totally under radar)
Burke (small, passed over by OSU)
The list goes on...
247 has Michigan:
After the fantastic success JB and the team has had, why aren't the Top 10 guys coming here? JB is clearly one of the best coaches in the country, gets his guys to the pro's, and has tangible success in the Big 10 and NCAA tournament. Michigan is also a top notch university. WHAT AM I MISSING! If I was a top 25 player in my class, I'd pay Michigan to let me play for JB.
EDIT: Clarified title a bit.
EDIT 2: This post wasn't to blame JB for bad recruiting. He's actually done a fantastic job recruiting, all things considered. I should have been more clear. My main point was to ask why top 20 type players aren't coming here on a regular basis when it seems there are so many great reasons to do so.