I thought that myself when I read that article that talked about a Data Scientist(tm)
Brendan Quinn put up a nice ARTICLE on Carlton Brundidge's return to his prior home court, and Juwan Howard Jr.'s visit to his father's old stomping grounds. Both players relished a career at Michigan, but Brundidge wanted immediate playing time (he was well-regarded out of h.s.) and Howard Jr. was not quite skilled enough in h.s. to merit a UofM scholarship.
It sounds like Brundidge has really matured well, and Howard comes off well in the article too. Their presence certainly adds a nice element to the UofD Mercy game. I wish these kids the best, and wish things had worked out better for Brundidge during his time with Michigan.
If Burke decides to go pro, is there any possibility that CB might change his mind and stay with Michigan? It seems like his main gripe was playing time (somewhat understandable if he thought he was going to be relegated to 5-7 minutes a game behind Burke for his whole career), but if if Burke left CB would seem to be the near-undisputed starting PG for 2012-13.
Is there any precedent for a player announcing he's transferring and then changing his mind? Would JB take him back? Should he? The conventional wisdom is obviously "once he's gone, he's gone" but I wonder if this particular situation might warrant an exception.
DetNews has an article about Carlton Brundidge and speculation that he'll transfer.
(edit) - He shoots it down.
A Baumgardner item at annarbor.com quotes Beilein as saying Horford's season is over:
On Friday, Michigan basketball coach John Beilein said it doesn't make sense to chance putting the 6-foot-10 sophomore forward back into the lineup this late in the year as he continues to recover from a right foot injury.
"We're just working him hard in half court (during practice) and thinking about the future," Beilein said. "I don't think it makes much sense (to play him now).
"It's not fair to him."
Horford's injury has been unfortunate as I thought he was posed for a breakout season, and the team could have used him in a number of recent games. He'll be eligible to apply for a medical redshirt at a later date.
Also on the injury front, Carlton Brundidge returned to practice yesterday and may be ready to play in Saturday's Purdue game. He's missed several games because of complications from asthma.
"He was sick before our last trip, he had an upper respiratory infection, so he didn't make the trip," Beilein said. "He practiced (Thursday) and (could be) full-go (on Saturday)."
The final Scout basketball rankings came out today. Trey Burke went from unranked to #94 and he will be a four-star. Carlton Brundidge checked in at #98. And Max Biefeldt didn't crack the top 100...he is a 3 star. Glad to see future Michigan hoopers getting some love!
I don't know how respected MaxPreps is, but in their final top 100 all three UM recruits made the top 100.
Brundidge = 62
Burke = 80
Biefeldt = 100