Michigan basketball banquet tonight at Crisler.
From the twitterz:
Matt Shepard ( Matt Shepard @ShepMatt) with Trey Burke's Player of the Year trophy haul and the NCAA South Regional Championship trophy:
Bill Buntin Most Valuable Player Award - Trey Burke
Rudy Tomjanovich Most Improved Player Award - Tim Hardaway Jr.
Sixth Man of the Year - Mitch McGary
Thad Garner Leadership Award - Corey Person
Travis Conlan Sportsmanship Award - Jon Horford
Wayman Britt Outstanding Defensive Player Award: Jordan Morgan
Iron Man Award - Glenn Robinson III. Didn't miss one of the 109 practices this season.
Steve Grote Hustle Award: Mitch McGary
Gary Grant award for most assists: Trey Burke
Loy Vaught Rebounding Award: Mitch McGary
Free Throw Shooting Award: Nik Stauskas
Academic Achievement: Jordan Morgan (Industrial & Operations Engineering), Josh Bartelstein (Sport Management), Matt Vogrich (Business)
Project Yam nominees, also known as Slam Dunk of the Year - #1 goes to Tim Hardaway's Tomahawk in the Champ Game
Those of you who were lucky enough to attend, please share your stories here.
As if coming close a national championship wasn't fun enough in it's own right, Michigan got the added benefit of even more exposure with top football recruits. Not that these kids don't like Michigan, but Trey's game is incredibly entertaining even if you're not a fan of any particular school and just like watching basketball.
A few examples that have popped across my twitter from following various Michigan football outlets, as I find the idea of following a high school junior on twitter slightly disturbing unless it's your job (or you're a high school junior). Yes, interest in the tweets vs. following them directly is a fine distinction, but one that lets me justify my Michigan Football addiction. If I were Dantonio and company, I wouldn't get too comfortable about Lawrence Marshall just because he's had some kind words to say about MSU, that recruitment is far from over.
Here's top defensive end prospect Malik McDowell
It's already over Trey about to go nutz.— Dream Team LEEK (@D1_LEEK) April 9, 2013
Fellow top DE prospect Lawrence Marshall
"WE ON"— Lawrence Marshall Jr (@ESPN_Lo) April 9, 2013
Accoring to this atricle...burke on espn radio in LA said he will make a decision this Sunday
Sorry if there is a rule against posting freep stuff...this my first post.
Trey is out in LA to receive the Wooden award and was interviewed for about 5 minutes live on Sportscenter. Says decision and announcement will come in the next few days, and that he'll be sitting down with Beilein while they are out in Los Angeles. Obviously a long shot that he stays, but I mean Taylor Lewan?
Zach Travis over at MnB penned a lovely narrative surrounding Trey and friends. Also, another well-formatted story that I'm getting so used to seeing with all of the Vox sites.
I was watching pre-game coverage when a bout of inspiration hit me. I ignored all else so I could get this down before I forgot it. I hope you enjoy this. Now if you’ll excuse me, I hear there’s a pretty big game on right now.
The devil Pitino went down to Georgia, he was looking for a title to steal.
He was in a bind, his team was way behind because Burke was making steals.
He had run into some young men raining down threes and making some blocks.
the devil Pitino jumped up onto the hardcourt and said “Boys, let me tell you what:
“I bet you didn’t know it, but my team’s pretty damn good too
“And if you care to take a dare I’ll make a bet with you.
“Now you’ve playing good basketball, but give my Cardinals their due:
“I bet the national title against your game ‘cause I think we’re better than you.”
The boys said: “Well we’re the Fresh Five and this may not be wise,
“But we’ll take your bet, you’re gonna regret, cause we’re the best since the Fab Five.”
Wolverines take your practice shots and get ready to play hard.
‘Cause Louisville’s in Georgia and
the devil Pitino deals the cards.
And if you win you gain respect from M fans young and old.
But if you lose, it just might crush my soul.
The devil Pitino chalked up many plays and said: “We’ll start this show.”
And threes rained from beyond the arc and put backs went down low.
And the Cardinals were the darlings, making Wolverine fans hiss.
Then the Cardinal sang a song to their glory and it sounded something like this:
When the Cardinals finished, the Fresh Five said: “Well you’re pretty good ‘ol chaps.
“But sit down on that bench, right there.” And Burke gave the court a slap.
Stauskas nailing three balls, one by one.
Burke showing all why we’re number one.
Robinson and Hardaway alley-oops, WHOA!
“Beilein does Big Puppy bite?”
Go, Mitch, go.”
The devil Pitino and the Cardinals sank low once they were beat.
And they laid the national title on the court at the Fresh Five’s feet.
Burke said: “
Devil Pitino just come on back but I warn you that’s not wise.
“’Cause we told you once, you sorry old man, we’re the best since the Fab Five.”
And they sang “Stauskas nailed three balls, one by one.
“Burke showed all why we’re number one.
“Robinson and Hardaway alley-ooped, WHOA!
“And Mitch got a double-double.
“Go, Blue, Go!”