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Warning: This thread was not made for "inside information." It wasn't made for "new news." Don't expect to learn anything in particular or get anything in particular out of this thread.
This thread was made for one thing. Discussion. I mean, this IS a discussion board on a blog, correct? If you're like me and you like simply talking about Michigan athletics...this is one of the best places to do it...right?
So with that said...I just read a ESPN.com article on Stu Douglass and I couldn't help but think "Damn, what a great kid...what sacrifice. Here is a kid I will ALWAYS root for, and I thank so much for bringing Michigan out of the "dark times." He and his senior class will be missed." And instantly I thought of Mike Martin and Ryan Van Bergan and David Molk and Kevin Koger. Same thing.
So what similarities do you guys see in these senior classes? What are you going to take from each senior class and what will they be remembered for in YOUR mind?
Moving forward...Shane Morris and Mitch McGary. Which top blue-chip prospect do you see making the biggest impact? Shane likely has more years to do it...Mitch has less players to rely on and 1 player naturally means more in basketball than football. But do you think Morris' 3-4 years could surpass McGary's 1-2 years?
Obviously all of this is speculation and opinion...but what are your thoughts on this present senior class for each team? Are the comparable? What are your thoughts on the future stars of each program?
UM Hoops relayed the information, reported by EagleAction.com, that German hoops star Patrick Heckmann has decided to take his talents to Boston College. While he would have been a nice addition to Michigan's recruiting class this year, this is not a devastating loss. Luke Hancock is a possible filler now, but I would prefer they just save the scholarship for a later year. If you recall, this is the second time since Beilein was hired that we have missed out on a German, the other being potential NBA Draft pick Robin Benzing. The link for all of this information is in the link feed below.
Dylan has uncovered another son of a former NBA player who is being recruited by Michigan: Larry Nance Jr. He sounds like an intriguing prospect to be the back-up power forward given that Colton Christian seems like more of a permanent bench warmer.
If only we could find a 7-foot defensive specialist like an Olajuwan or something.
It is pretty awesome that we've become a hot bed for former NBA players' sons.