Remember when we were arguing with Rutgers bloggers about which athletic director was worse?
Michigan Basketball; Coach Beilein; Bacardi; Darius Morris; Trey Burke; Zack Novak; Stu Douglas; THJ; Evan Smotrycz; Jordan Morgan
Per Jeff Goodman at CBS, Trey Ziegler will attend Pitt next year.
I know we never contacted him but I think Pitt is getting a solid player - big for them after an unusual down year.
Lengthy interview of the coaching staff re Michigan basketball and the state of the program. Excerpt:
Q: Is it a philosophical choice to go after unrated recruits and help make them a better players? Beilein: As you're building a program, there's a plan that you gradually go in that direction, but you have to get solid first. In the recruiting wars, if you go after only the top-50 guys and you aren't successful, the No. 51-150 guys are long gone when you turn back. It's better to set your sights and then build a program so you get guys who have a high ceiling and in time will develop. Tim Hardaway Jr. is a great example of a guy who barely makes the top 100 — but now, he's one of the top 10 in the country out of that class. We're never going to say that we don't want to recruit a top-50 guy. If he fits what we're looking for, we'll recruit him. Jordan: We want guys who want to be here, whether they're top 10 or not. What's important is there's a mutual desire between us wanting them here and them wanting to be here.