Per UMHoops.com let the speculation begin!
Hoke was top notch at this aspect of his job.
The fact that it's a joint presser has to be good news, right?
very likely, yes
What time is Nik Stauskas press conference? I can't wait until 4:38 when all of this is over and we know who we have for next year!
Someone tell me when this is over.
Here's to hoping McGary stays with his intial thought of staying and GRIII is on the same page
No whammy, no whammy, no whammy!
This will be my mantra for the next three hours.
Because if you announce that THJ is going and these two stay then 90% of your questions will be able why THJ is leaving and how GRIII and McGary feel about THJ leaving and so on.
It would be a disaster.
THJ would be made out like he's leaving his teammates behind rather than moving on to a new chapter in life (like it should be).
...I've always thought they're coming back, but this is a very strong point.
Another thing that I think will be a factor is that we're talking about best friends. If they go pro, they could be on opposite ends of the country in months. As a college freshman I know there's no way I'd want to leave my boys that quickly. And not college teammates, HS friends, etc. Brothers.
In the end, I truly think it's a lot of panic over nothing. McGary isn't a lock to be a lottery pick and I just don't see them making different decisions.
They're coming back. Let's see what we have next year with Walton, Irvin and Donnel joining them.
Ok whose got inside info, spill le beans.... I can't wait till 430
No. As horrible as waiting 3 hours will be, can we please let them make their announcement this time? I'll be pissed if someone leaks it.
I'm sure Yahoo Sports will know by 2pm.
except for you.. we all had a meeting and we decided to make you wait until 4:30
I think a joint presser means they will come back. Also there haven't been any leaks, which hopefully means they return together.
I think they stay... I don't think they'd double dong punch us like this.... They probably would've spaced out their announcements....
be like ripping off a Band Aid.
Oh fuck! Why'd I say that? Now I'm all nervous n shit!
I think this is a good thing that they're announcing together. I hope they put an NBA hat and a Michigan hat on a table and say, "this is Michigan, fergodsakes".
Burke and THJ I was prepared for, so it wasn't that big of a deal. This one has me crapping my pants.
Nobody mentions UM as a top 5 team next year. Watch the first half of the Louisville game without Burke for a good portion and THJ playing poorly. Now add Irvin, Donnal, and Walton. Granted, somebody entered the Spike Albrecht cheat code and mashed the turbo button the entire half but still....this team has unlimited potential even without Trey and THJ.
That way we can all relax.
I hope to God they stay.
edit: embed fail.this is what i was referencing:
Wow, do people other than 12 year old girls listen to music like this these days?
I like to believe this has to do w/ the tacos he had for lunch and his upset stomach.
Kate Upton stood him up for their date? Pfft! Her loss.
Loss in championship game was "for a reason"? They're returning because there's unfinished business?
Speculation on five contextless twitter-words is fun. Also pointless.
I am pretty sure they will both be back and I hate the fact they are using a press conference for the message. Just issue a statement and be done with it.
on the street.
Please come back!!!! Please!!!
Harris is officially back for State and people are now tweeting it looks like Payne is coming back too, we need both of these guys to compete with them for the B1G title!
There is a better than average chance that Payne or Harris will be in jail before setting a foot on the court this fall.
Come on, you're better than that. That's a really stupid thing to say.
They go to MSU - they'd still be playing even if it meant Izzo had to get a job as their probation officer.
I'd rather they go in the Top 20 next year to show that Beilein can consistently put guys in the league in high draft positions. Otherwise it looks like a flash in the pan.
Two in the top 20 this year
Two next year or in 2015 (if next year's draft is loaded, maybe they come back for Junior seasons?)
Hopefully Irvin and possibly Walton after that...
Then we are onto something and Beilein will have one MORE tool to use in recruiting.
EDIT: I guess maybe Hardaway in the Top 20 this year is a stretch, but you get the gist.
Jamal Crawford was last first rounder.
Gut feeling says they stay, only because I feel like it would be highly disrespectful to have a joint decision to leave. It makes sense to announce together if they plan on staying, but announce separately if they plan on leaving. Hope I'm right on that one. If they both go, well, double dong punches for everyone.
There is an upside to sending players to the NBA though, I hope Beilein & Co. stress that on the recruiting trail. "Come to Michigan, we send people to the NBA."
Payne better go. I don't understand why he isn't the top rated prospect for the NBA game. Would love the Pistons to get him.
Currently circulating work:
The G2 @G2_Blog 11m
SOURCE: Adreian Payne will return to Michigan State for his senior season. #Sparty
...I can imagine that the degree might mean more to him, and some people close to him, than it does for most.
that he is still available. ESPN places his odds of landing a 9 or 10 date at 80%. Coach Beilein has met with an advisory committee to see how hotter chicks would feel about him making himself available. He is expected to return to school to upgrade his courting skills.
I had subway for breakfast... good omen?
They both go or they both stay or one goes and the other stays.
@BFeldmanCBS 1:52 PM
RT @GoodmanCBS Mitch McGary & Glenn Robinson III are both returning to #Michigan, sources told CBSSports -- cbssports.com/collegebasketb…
Well that didn't take long to spoil their announcement.