Eron Harris has UM in the top three according to UMHoops. Would be a very solid get for B-ball.
Eron Harris - Michigan in Top 3
I'm biased, but it seems like an easy choice between those three schools.
MSU isn't a bad choice. There's no way in heck that I'd go to Purdue right now though.
I don't know. Maybe I'm biased but a player of Harris's skillset seems like he would really flourish in Beilein's offense.
He can create his own shot, is a phenomenal shooter above the break, and having additional offensive weapons around him opens up his game.
MSU is taking a big time step back in the coming years. The loss of Payne and Gary Harris will probably bring them back to the bruising, blue collar type offense they've historically ran.
Hopefully Harris goes blue, and stays away from the tire fire that is West Lafayette.
(Would rather see him there than EL though).
Why is MSU taking a step back?
Projected to finish similar to us this year and poised for monster 2015,2016 and 2017 classes.
Here's the key quote, which comes from an IndyStar article, not UMHoops:
[Harris] visited Purdue on Monday and plans to visit Michigan and Michigan State once he can get it aligned. After that, the 2012 Lawrence North grad may be ready to make a decision.
"Those are my top three, basically," Harris said of Purdue, Michigan and Michigan State, adding that he's still hearing from a few other schools, including Auburn and Indiana.
Is it weird that I feel less worried about MSU and more worried about Purdue being the other schools in the top 3 with Michigan? I feel like Purdue can offer more playing time and he can be the man, where Izzo will always be the man at MSU.
Well if it comes down to him going somewhere else then I hope it is Purdue. He seems like he would be a great fit for Beilien's system and it would probably be the best way for him to improve his game as well as his chances of getting drafted.
"MSU and UM can both sell past player's sucess (Harris/Stauskas). "
Okay, but if the topic is "guard development" I think UM has a much stronger record and I don't even think it's close. It's not just Harris vs Stauskas, it's also Trey, Walton, Caris, Morris, etc.
You would argue the other way on development? Really?
1. PG does not apply you say but then you list Peterson Richardson, Anderson, all of whom are 6'6" or better and played more SF. All were more highly ranked than the guys Beilein has been developing (with the exception of Walton). Harris is probably closer to a PG than a guy like Jason Richardson. If we are including them, then I will add in THJr and GRIII to provide more recent examples with more impressive development records. Also, why not list Torbert and some of the other Izzo flame-outs?
2. Most of the examples you list from Izzo are from 10 or more years ago. Right now, Beilein is doing a much better job developing players in general and yes specifically guards. Recent examples from Izzo (with the possible exception of Harris) are less impressive.
3. Then you list Cleaves as a "little talent" guy. You mean the guy that played over ten years ago and was a Parade Magazine All-American, a McDonald's All-American, rated by Bob Gibbons as the No. 2 point guard in the nation, rated as the No. 8 player overall in the nation by Recruiting USA? Cleaves had plenty of talent coming out of HS.
I will not argue that Izzo has developed some good players over the years but his recent period of the last 10 years (especially for guards) is actually mediocre. While Beilein (and staff) seems to be killing it right now (especially perimeter players). If you want to argue PT or opportunity, fine.
Oh, and Harris will not be competing with Caris b/c he will likely be in the NBA after Harris sits out a year.
You realize that when the poster above you said "Parade Magazine All-American, a McDonald's All-American, rated by Bob Gibbons as the No. 2 point guard in the nation, rated as the No. 8 player overall in the nation by Recruiting USA" that all of those were before high school, right? And then he led his team to a national title and is seen as one of the greatest floor leaders in the last 20 years. And he was a 3 time all-american. And he was the B10 player of the year. Do I need to go on or will you continue to say that Cleeves wasn't talented?
Players don't care about players that played a long time ago. All of these guys played when current guard recruits were in elementary school and younger. It's essentially the same thing as our national title in 1997.
Gary Harris is really their only great guard in recent years. Kalin Lucas, Appling, Summers were all underwhelming based on their hype. Meanwhile we have had Trey, Morris, Stauskas, Levert, Hardaway.
In other recruiting news, Brevin Pritzl, the 2015 shooting guard from De Pere, Wisconsin, received an offer from Wisconsin during his unofficial visit there yesterday. It appears he might be ready to accept that offer, given this tweet:
— DevonTe Brooks (@NikeHead_Vonte) May 14, 2014
Pritzl had visited Michigan on Sunday, leaving without an offer.
This kid would be a huge get for the program.
WHY ARE THERE 77 REPLIES IN A THREAD ABOUT TY ISAAC, A GUY WHO PROBABLY WON'T EVEN COME HERE AND WHO MAY NOT END UP BEING A GOOD COLLEGE PLAYER, WHEN WE JUST FOUND OUT THAT WE'RE IN THE TOP 3 FOR ONE OF THE BEST TRANSFERS IN THE COUNTRY IN A SPORT WE'RE ACTUALLY GOOD AT?!?!?
We're not even very good at football these days and yet most people still care about it far more than a basketball program that is doing special things.
Michigan is and always will be a football school. Seems pretty simple to me.
1) I fear you're right and that makes me sad (as a fan who is wayyy more into basketball than football).
2) I'm mainly bothered because I don't have much, if any, faith that Hoke will end up restoring the program to prominence, yet people still prefer to direct more time/attention to football when the basketball program has a phenomenal coach capable of creating a powerhouse over the next decade and their time/attention would be better served if directed at the basketball program.
“When your team is winning, be ready to be tough, because winning can make you soft. On the other hand, when your team is losing, stick by them. Keep believing.”
- Bo Schembechler
Meh. I'm still sticking by my team if I think Hoke is not a high-level coach and that the team would be better served with someone else at the helm.
Why should we stop paying attention to football. I like to pay attention to both.
Not only is michigan considered a football school but football recruiting is much more popular than basketball recruiting. So the fact that a guy who at one point seemed like he could come to michigan is now transfering close to home will draw the eye and opinion of many who frequent the board.
want him. wanted him yesterday.
I think we will have a substantual drop in talent after this year if Caris leaves but if we get Harris I think he could almost be as good as Caris.
I think 15/16 > 14/15 as far as talent and experience, assuming a solid 2015 class.
Let's think of a nickname now.
The Madman of Maidan
I can't make a new post--so perhaps someone can do so:
Chad Ford highlights a workout done with Stauskas, McDermott, and Payne, among others, and how Stauskas was really impressive.
Key section:"Stauskas is making a play to be more than just a shooter, and the early returns look really good. He was absolutely terrific in the ballhandling drills he was put through on Tuesday.
That probably means he'll end up at Purdue.