predictions for next seasons hyped team in 2012. GO BLUE!
This is maaaaybe premature there, ESPN. Maryland #1 FWIW.
National Championship, Big Ten Championship, Naismith award.
I think you're making a conservative prediction. Go all out and predict who's the Naismith winner, THJ or Morris?
Well he does have the grit to win it...
Obviously Morris wins it over THJr & Sullinger(if he stays). He tells Sullinger to GTFO my court, then tells THJr "You're welcome on my court anytime, anyday bro." and they share the award for the first time ever.
Neither player gets the Naismith - THJ and Morris are so fucking awesome they end up splitting the votes.
at least 10,000 of these posts prior to the basketball season starting
1. Morris is good.
2. Vogrich is gritty.
3. McLimans is tall.
A higher winning percentage than the football team.
Please explain how you top a 100% win percentage.
Easy: 38 - 0 beats 14 - 0.
1. Horford puts on a lot more muscle and is our starting PF.
2. Douglass goes to the bench. I think he would be a better bench player. He would provide a spark because he can get hot at any moment.
3. We sweep Sparty again. They are losing some players and we lose no one. I see no reason why we can't sweep them again.
4. We beat OSU in Columbus.
5. We win the BIG 10.
Horford is a 5 in the Beilein system no matter how you slice it
Although I agree Horford is a 5 (because that is what he played all year), I would not be surprised to see 3 - 5 minute stretches periodically when Morgan & Horford saw the court together depending on: fouls, lead, height of competition. It just makes too much sense to have stong post defense and rebounding at the end of a half or game to limit cheap points.
Again, Horford is a 5. If Horford & Morgan ever see the floor together, I would not be surprised to see Morgan playing the high post, because earlier in the year he proved he had a 15 foot jumper.
Have to disagree with 1-4:
1. Horford will put on a lot more muscle, but will never play the 4 and will split time with Morgan.
2. Douglass will remain the starter, for most of the season at least. People always seem to overlook his defense, he is still the best perimeter defender on this team.
3. 1-1 against Sparty. As much as I wish we could sweep them again, they still have Green, Appling, great recruiting class, so they beat us once after being embarrassed this season.
4. O$U in Columbus is a tall task. I think we will beat them once, but that will come at home.
5. But I couldn't agree more here, Michigan will win the Big 10!
GO BLUE! cannot wait until next season!
I'd see anyone praise Stu's defense. I like the effort. But I think he contributes more with his shot and ball handling.
we are going to win the Big Ten next year and be ranked in the Top 10. I am not ready to make any predictions on how far the team could go in the tourney, but they did almost make the Sweet 16 this year.
We will be a protected seed and make it to the Elite Eight.
And than make it to the Final Four, than make it to the National Championship Game and win it.
Final 4. I truly believe it. If Morris progresses as he should then theres a good chance he'll go to the NBA after next year, so we have to make next season count.
Ed "Live EMPHATICALLY" Hightower will call a very emphatic block on Novak.
Really going out on a limb, eh?
After the last three years, I have been "hurt" too many times to make predictions. My psyche is too fragile to withstand too many more disappointments.
Having said that, I expect to win the B1G in hoops.
Darius Morris: 19.5 pts, 8.5 assists, 3 rebs, 2 steals (per gm). 5:1 asst-turnover ratio, BT POY, 1st team AA
Tim Hardaway, Jr: 16 pts, 5 rebs, 2 assists, 1.5 steals (per gm). > 50 FG%, 1st Team BT.
Zack Novak: 10 pts, 6 rebs, 3 assists, 2 steals (per gm) 100 3PT made. (due to more PT at the 3)
Jordan Morgan: 10 pts, 9 rebs, 1.5 blocks(per gm) > 65% FT, < 4 fouls per 40 mins, > 30 mins a game
Stu: 7.5 pts, 4 rebs, 2 assists. 80 3 PT made.
Smot: 8 pts, 3 rebs, 1 assist, .5 steals. 80 3 PT made. < 4 fouls per 40 mins
Other random highlights: Horford gets 500 mins (~14/gm), Burke and Brundidge don't play a ton since our core six get that much better.
Team: 27-7 (13-5), Wins over UCLA and G-Town in Maui, 2nd place in BT reg season (1-1 vs. MSU) and 2nd place in BT tourney, 2 seed in NCAA, lose to 1 seed UNC in Elite 8 game.
Just pulled that outta nowhere. Just fantasizing I suppose.
I predict that we finish 3rd in the Big Ten (14-18 overall). We go 1-1 vs MSU and OSU. We get a 4 seed in the tourney and reach the elite 8.
With a 14-18 record, I suppose you meant the CBI Elite 8.
And crack is wack, son.
14-18 overall means in the country. Read son
It does pretty much seem like you meant our record would be 14-18 but I can see what you mean now. Maybe you should select a range that doesnt resemble a possible record. My prediction is that we have about a .700 winning % and are 3rd in the Big Ten. If there is one thing that we learned is that we still need size so without that size we will not make it farther then the elite 8 unless we get some crazy draws.
Proud of the teams year but losing by that little still hurts a bit.
Morris will be the National POTY if he puts up those numbers. 17 ppg and 6 assists/game is probably a bit more realilistic, even for an optimistic projection.
15/6.7 this year...
It will be very difficult for Morris to increase his assist rate next year. If he just maintains it, that will still be quite an accomplishment. The best chance for his assists/game number to go up is for Michigan to play at a quicker tempo.
His points per game are more likely to go up, but he might play less minutes. Michigan's scoring attack is also likely to become more balanced next year. He could be vastly improved and have similar ppg and assists/game numbers.
This is the most detailed player prediction we get
a little bit of a letdown after expectations become preposterous here and everywhere. Fair weather fans filter back to coffee shop, but M gets to the round of eight before running into a freight train in the form of Illinois State University.
Is that "12 predictions for 2011 Michigan basketball....?"
goes from a "good freshman" to "better than any other players on the floor" and becomes very celebrated nationally.
Jordan Morgan develops as a real force inside.
Stu loses some PT to Smotz/Vogrich and impact freshman if he cannot start making a higher percentage from deep.
At a very minimum, sweet sixteen. Elite 8 or Final 4 if we draw good matchups.
I predict that D-Mo and Hardaway Jr go so HAM next year that our starting backcourt in 2012-13 is Brundidge and Burke
We are strong in the hunt for our first regular season Big 10 Championship since 1985-86
When March begins, we're actually arguing if Michigan could still get a 2 seed
And next year at this time, we'll still be playing basketball
1. Morris moves to the 4 to increase our length in the paint.
2. Smotrycz moves to the point because the Big Ten hasn't had a decent 6'9" point guard since Magic.
3. Novack rides the pine because he refuses all body contact and won't take one for the team.
4. Hardaway is given the RED light, because he too often hesitates to take a big shot.
5. Beilein forbids all 3-point shots because "that isn't real basketball" and makes the team pound it into the post.
Many nights of happy drinking! Also,
Morris averages close to 20 points and 10 assists per game
Michigan will have at least 2 (THJ and Morris) All Big Ten First Teamers with one more possible (Morgon? Novak? Smotrycz?)
Michigan wins the Big Ten
Michigan will be ranked higher by the end of the year than they will be at the beginning.
Michigan will be ranked in the top 15-20 at the beginning of the season.
Michigan will be a dark horse favorite to win it all.
Michigan WINS IT ALL!!!
I thought you were making 12 predictions for 2011...silly me
Michigan finishes in the top 3 in the B1G and is at or above an 8 seed in the NCAAs. Michigan reaches the Sweet Sixteen, possibly the Elite Eight.
My hope is to be watching this video next April on a Monday night...Maybe not this "exact" video, although this one is special because of the significance of the year
If I am watching One Shining Moment next year in April, then John Beliein will be saying to his team...YOU JUST WON THE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!!! GO BLUE!!
I'll give them third place in the Big Ten. But they peak at the end of the year and their style is perfect for tournaments, so they win the Big Ten Tournament and get to the Elite Eight. There, they will lose to Duke when Novak is standing still, a Duke player takes three full steps and runs into him, Novak is called for a foul, and the Duke player sinks two with 0.5 seconds left on the clock.
well they did finish 4th in the b1g this year and considering the amount of talent the teams ahead of us are losing compared to us (absolutely nothing)...and it's hard not be optimistic