Basketball: Buckle Up?
That would be tremendous! But Baites-Diop wouldn't be in the same class as those three, they're all 2013 while he's 2014.
I was just going to mention that. Either way though he would be a great pickup.
...currently the 2014 class is composed of Austin Hatch (6'-6", 3-star shooting guard from Ft Wayne, IN) who reclassified to 2014 after his personal tragedy and recovery. Still, this would be a great addition to the class - I like the size Belein is bringing to the program. I think he's having fun with the talent on his team in a way he hasn't had the opportunity to do in the past.
are Class of '13. Bates-Diop is Class of '14. But would indeed be nice get.
Bates-Diop would be a big get, but he's actually the class after Irvin, Walton, and Donnal. They're all 2013. Still, great way to kick off the 2014 class and take a player away from from Purdue/Illinois.
I'll edit to the 2014 targets-
- There are no commitments in this class.*
- AJ Turner - Guard
- Bryant McIntosh - Guard
- Darohn Scott - Big
- Devin Booker - Guard
- Jamal Poplar - Wing
- Jeremie Tyler - Guard
- Keita Bates-Diop - Wing
- Mike Jones - Wing
- Perry Poindexter - Big
- Peyton Allen - Guard
- Rashad Vaughn - Guard
- Sean Sellers - Forward
- Trevon Bluiett - Wing
- Tyler Ulis - Guard
- Tyler Wideman - Big
(*Don't think he's reclassified Hatch as mentioned about. But who knows how that will end up).
I want Tyler Wideman in the post for his name alone.
Or at what I remembered of him
Some great names there.
Tyler Wideman -- great name for a big!
Perry Poindexter -- potential on the all-name team.
Trevon Bluiett -- a Michigan Man's name if I ever heard one.
Bryant McIntosh -- could be the apple of our eye.
Mike Jones -- NTMJ
That list seems a bit outdated as it doesn't include Jae'Sean Tate, another top-50 2014 prospect who apparently has OSU and Michigan as his top two.
Two of the others on the list--Booker and Bluiett--have Michigan offers and are seriously considering Michigan. Michigan seems to have a very good chance to land Booker. Both of them are in ESPN's top 50 as well.
Than me being the 4th guy in a minute and a half to say "he's in the 2014 class"....but you're right.
in your face!
(ugh, I really need to finish this friggin presentation already... I have lost it)
Yeah, that's great news if it ends up happening. He'd be a great GRIII replacement.
Sounds crazy but GR III may stay. The article saya he is having a blast in AA and has no "goal" of leaving after this season. The money may change his mind, but you never know.
lots of times, kids who feel like their families really need the money would be most inclined to leave early if they felt they could. If GRIII's dad was a big-time NBA player, his concerns are more with his own basketball accomplishments, and if he/the team are doing well, why leave right away?
I am NOT saying this is the case here (have no idea), but between 60 and 80 percent of NBA and NFL athletes apparently go bankrupt within five years of retiring. So, just because your father was an NBA player doesn't necessarily mean the family doesn't need money.
If you don't have to worry about the money, it can be very helpful to get the personal attention you'd get as a big fish in the (relatively-smaller) college BB pond that you might only get as an NBA lottery pick, initially.
He's like 3 games into his career. If he's already thinking about leaving, something's wrong.
Hmmm . . . that "somethings wrong" and think about leaving after the 3rd game of your freshman year sure sounds like Calipari's Kentucky. Hell, he pushes them out the door.
"Something's wrong" and "Calipari" just go together.
Well, KBD would be here after GRIII's sophomore year, and it wouldn't be crazy if he left after his second season.
The article saya he is having a blast in AA and has no "goal" of leaving after this season.
I don't put any stock into those soundbites. Every player says something like this. No one will admit to thinking about the NBA while the college season is going on.
Seriously. What kid says he fucking hates his first semester of college?
You have to argue with everything, don't you? Of course some kids don't love college, but that doesn't change the point that a kid saying he loves college after a couple months means very little. I bet most one and dones say they love college in October.
The way the football and basketball programs are headed just makes me...I have no words. Anybody wanna help?!?
Edit: Of course, beaten to the punch on that one!
Excited. Giddy. Hopeful. Happy.
So obvious, in fact, that I was the 18th person with that response.
Pretty sure that's paywalled content.
Thanks paywall police!
I'll just invite my way in to your home, take your TV, and give it to my neighbor. Sound cool?
Call him and tell him what you're watching on your TV.
This is not a great analogy.
You prefer spaghetti and meatballs?
lamb and tuna fish?
I don't know how much there was in the original post, so maybe the Edit above was appropriate, but you can't keep it all silent. If you sell me a book, and I tell someone what was in it is not hardly the same thing as copying pages and selling it. Or even quoting a section from it.
If you don't want anyone to know anything about it, don't make it public. Or stop trying to sell stuff that you didn't even create, you just went into some other guys house who people care about (a recruit), got his stuff (information), and then put a price tag on it without giving any of it back to the person who created it. One can make money by providing a service, but let's not act like they're not taking advantage of people far more than this post is.
It was word for word, less than an hour after the info was posted behind their paywall.
It's all going to be "public" eventually, I know that. Though the OP is likely violating some terms of service he/she agreed to upon signing up with this given subscription site.
Somebody worked hard to make the contacts necessary to get that information. If they choose to charge for it, and people are willing to pay for it... That's Capitalism, Tony Montana. I guess one could argue having your work stolen is also capitalistic.
I'll be the villain on this one though, that's fine.
And the word for word part was changed. Which it should have been. I don't really care what their terms of service are. Frankly, they probably allow you to become a human icentipad. They can kick you out (and lose your dough) if they choose; but restricting the free speech of telling people? Good luck with that. That's why there's fair use laws.
I don't object to them charging for it. I object to victimization of a class of people who are taking advantage of people who give all the valuable content but get none of the reward. At least the NCAA gives a scholarship. Kids do it willingly, for pub, or ego, or whatever. But it hardly makes the guys hounding them the victims in these cases. And I don't exactly see how "so and so told me this kid was doing this" is more stealing because you were charged for it than "this kid told me he was doing this" and I'm charging you for it, but I didn't pay for it. Who really is getting ripped off?
That's all good n' stuff, but I don't want him unless Dantonio has offered him also.
Come on, now.
This is probably from a personal phone call that Balas did not want to spread free on the internet. Still good news...
I really don't understand the no pay walled stuff rule. If I buy the Wall Street journal or SI am I not allowed to discuss what I read with anyone who doesn't also buy them? That's the nature of media in a world where humans talk to other humans. Someone please explain this to me cus I don't get it.
I understand not posting an entire paywalled article but discussing the highlights of an article I do not have a problem with. What do we have to do, wait until its mentioned on espn or some free source to discuss? Also discussing the article can allow those that do have access to be aware of the story and read more about what's going on
There's a difference between discussing something with your friends, and posting it on a blog for the entire internet to see. I don't get as worked up about it as some, but your analogy is bad.
Regardless of your opinion, this blog has always been respectful of paywalled info. Does it sometimes leak out? Of course, but these guys make their money by writing articles for a website you need to pay for. It's not fair to them to post it for anyone to see.
Balas doesn't know anything he doesn't steal from Sam Webb anyway...screw em.
It says don't copy and paste it; and leave some content there for value (if there's enough for there to be any value. In the world of tweets, sometimes that's all there is.)
So copying the quote and posting it was bad, and changed. Passing along the information is not. At least around here.
Eh I don't know if there's that big a difference. It's just a different media source and people talk via the Internet these days. I'm not down with posting a whole article obviously but I don't think the number of people who see it makes this an invalid forum for discussion. For the record though I respect the rules of the blog and if there's this gentlemen's agreement I have no problem with that, but I do silently enjoy when people break the rule like this.
Has Walton formally committed yet? I saw that the other two did earlier this week.
I think there was supposed to be a signing ceremony at his school today or something He's solid if that's what you're wondering.
Yep. Happened at noon today.
EDIT: here's the official release on the three 2013 signees: Michigan Inks Three Recruits to National Letters of Intent
Will anyone even get the ball past half court against future Michigan teams? I hope GRIII stays for a sophomore (edit: Junior--probably no chance) campaign, because that length and athleticism combined with Zak Irvin will be ah-MAAA-zing. Another great thing is that if KBD commits, it starts putting pressure on some of the other offerees to also pull the trigger. Devin Booker, please come on down and be part of this juggernaut.
Michigan has some work to do with Devin Booker, Missouri is in a good position with him( I don't think this is uncommon knowledge with his dad going there)
to what many people are saying.
I have a little inside info on this, hope the person is wrong, but don't get your hopes to high at this point. Long way to go and anything can change, just what I heard
Is it inside info or is it not "uncommon knowledge"?
Saw his film. izzo was interested in him. Kid's a good get.
is the key to the class. The kid is a big time scorer.
I think Michigan-Michigan State may end up becoming the Devins vs the Harris. How many Devins do you have? lol
All of them.
Someone once said looking for a nugget of wisdom from Chris Balas is like taking your sick dog to the taxidermist. And the metaphor kind of stuck...
WE NEED MOAR DEVINZ!!!!
I know KBD is long but how is his D? I watched more film of Irvin yesterday and I'm really excited about his defensive ability.(along with his passing, I didn't expect those aspects of his game to be so good)
but how is his d. not very thick or stronngggggfgg blughfjjgjgg
Who's got the bomb ass dick? You do KBD!
I believe it's "Who's got the bomb ass dick, bitch?"
But I'm not sure the story isn't just apocryphal. When I was in undergrad, it was reputed to have been Braylon Edwards saying this over and over to some girl. Who was it in the version you've heard?
It was David Terrell. And that was a story before anyone had heard of Braylon.
He's considered Groce's must-get recruit. If he can't get the Central Illinois kid from the top 25, might as well give up trying to bring in that kind of elite talent.
Groce can do fine even if he misses on KBD. Beilein badly wanted a kid out of central Michigan (Trey Ziegler), missed, and after much gloom and doom scenarios, the program prospered, and look at us now. Groce did a good job at Ohio and their is a great deal of talent in Illinois, one missed recruit is a blip on the radar.
so....I'm doing some math and can't figure out how we have room to add 3 scholarships next season (Walton, Irvin, Donnal). Plus, how will Hatch's scholarship affect the numbers? The only person who graduates is Vogrich and will will most likely not give McLiemans a 5th year. Without any attrition, where does the 3rd scholarship come from? Do we potentially not give Morgan a 5th year?
N B A
There are only 12 scholarship players on this year's roster. So Vogrich, McLimans, and the open spot add up to 3.
Trey Burke is pretty much gone after this season. I see GRIII gone after this season or the next as well. That opens up two spots so they can take 3 players from Class of '14.
He was asking about the three players in the class of 2013 (Donnal, Irvin, and Walton), which as I noted above there's already room for. He wasn't asking about 2014 openings.
Man, Purdue is pretty bad. I'm not worried about them this year.
and felt compelled to ask
What in the fuck did some of you guys morph this thread into?
Damn dudes! Either it's hilarious or pathetic or both, SMH
But I would be super excited about Keita committing to Michigan. That would be a huge get. He'd be a less athletic yet longer 3/4 prospect.