I'VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF YOU SONNY
At A2.com, Mike Rothstein reports that Jordan Dumars will be eligible to play for the MBB as soon as his fall semester grades are posted.
Before Dumars, who transferred to Michigan from South Florida midway through his freshman year, can become eligible, his first-semester grades must be posted. As of Wednesday afternoon, he and Michigan coach John Beilein were waiting. “I’m e-mailing (the professors),” Dumars said earlier this week. “Making sure. It’ll be either (Bryant) or the Purdue game.”
When he's eligible, Dumars will join Tim Hardaway, Jr and Jon Horford as sons of former NBA players on the active Michigan roster (2012 verbal commit Glenn Robinson, III will make it four in two years).
And get ready for a Joe Dumars appearance at Crisler.
He said his entire family will attend his first Michigan game, be it Bryant on Thursday or for the Big Ten opener against Purdue on Tuesday. “I can’t wait, man,” Dumars said. “As it’s gotten closer, it’s been a little bit harder to go to sleep because it’s been on my mind.”
Coach Beilein conducted a Q&A today after practice. Video available at UMHoops.com.
- Lots of emphasis on fast break in practice today. Given the 25 second clock they'll face in Europe, this is especially important.
- Stu "very solid" over the past eight days. Not up and down, consistently good.
- Colton Christian re-injured his hamstring and is questionable to play during the EuroTour (but will go). Everyone else is healthy.
- Looking to get more folks attacking the basket. Manny's gone - need more to take on this responsibility.
- Will only play man during the EuroTour. Haven't had time to put in any other defenses.
- Really pleased with the team's progress along the learning curve after a week of practice, likes team's attitude.
Extensive observations on today's practice are now available at UMHoops.com.
Go there for the whole scoop, but here's the teaser:
The teams looked to be divided into two groups: In maize, those who looked to be in the regular rotation. In blue, those who aren’t there yet. The maize side consisted of: Tim Hardaway Jr., Blake McLimans, Jordan Morgan, Darius Morris, Zack Novak, Stu Douglass, Evan Smotrycz, and Matt Vogrich. The non-rotation guys: Jon Horford, Corey Person, Eso Akunne, Jordan Dumars, Josh Bartelstein.
Positive reviews: Darius Morris, Stu Douglass, Tim Hardaway, Jr., team chemistry
Then there's this:
One last side note: Laval Lucas-Perry, who was dismissed from the team in June, will transfer to Oakland. He’ll have one year of eligibility remaining after sitting out for a year.
Finally, UMHoops.com is reporting that the Big Dog's son, Glenn Robinson, III (2012 recruit) now has a Michigan offer. His current offer list is Missouri State, IUPUI, Indiana State and Valparaiso, but it's early. If he does end up at Michigan, the team will include the sons of four NBA players in Robinson, Hardaway, Jordan Dumars and Jon Horford.
When people hear your name they’re going to automatically think of your dad, but can you describe your own game? Is it different? Yeah, he was a little bit bigger, more of a forward and I’m more of a 2 or a 3. I play more on the outside but I still have his shot. I think a lot of people say that I have the same form and everything as him, the midrange game is the same, and I got his outside shot, too. We’re a little bit different because he was a forward but other than that — I can probably dribble better than he could — we’re kind of the same player a little bit.
The Michigan Basketball Facebook page has an album of photos from today's practice session. Several photos of the new guys and one of Stu's blue shoes.
Tim Hardaway, Jr.
Jordan Dumars and Asst Coach Bacari Alexander
Jon Horford and Asst Coach Bacari Alexander
bacari34 John Beilein is very intense on the practice floor! I see how he was able to get Michigan back to the NCAA's in 2009.
JohnBeilein What a great attitude we had today for a 7:30 a.m. practice......... No pillow heads in the gym!!! Go Blue!