Of a great practice player because in game his J has been broke for 4 years
Michigan vs. Cleveland State mens basketball open thread
I hereby proclaim Mitch McGary "King of the Chest Pass." Dude has superhuman wrists and forearms. Those passes are on frozen ropes with no effort.
When he gets a better feel for the college game, he's going to be VERY good. I see him learning a lot this year. Next year I think he'll come into his own. And his Junior year, that's when I think he becomes an NBA first round type player that's not just drafted off potential.
He's got to develop some post moves, he's got to catch those passes cleaner downlow. Right now he looks like he's still learning how to play in his body and he's still a little raw. Give him a couple years of natural progression and we've got a Hansbrough/Sullinger type player on our hands.
Hail to the Victors!
It is interesting looking at the Fab Five's first season compared to this team so far. For the cupcake portion of the schedule this team may be outperforming the Fab Five's first year.
This is adding five freshmen who aren't quite as heralded as the Fab Five to a nearly intact Big Ten Champion squad. The Fan Five were joining an incredibly bare cupboard when they arrived.
we are averaging a cool 35 point margin of victory... today being our closest game yet at 30. If you want to include exhibitions, that number moves to 33.8. There is only one thing we can conclude from this evidence. We play down to our competition. SOMETHING MUST BE DONE.
I would assume our talented veterans never imagined a team would play a box and one on Stauskas in game three. This season is going to be fun.
But told ya Butterfield. Cleveland State is not good at all and Michigan blew them out of the water like a top 5 team should do.
The first real test will be Pittsburgh. They're not as good as they used to be but still a solid team.
Best quote of the night from the color guy tonight: (talking about Denard Robinson) "preparing for the Hawkeyes this weekend. I believe if they win they'll win the Big Ten Title." If only...
MOTHER OF GOD, Kansas State beat Alabama Huntsville by 61 points, 87-26
LOL Alabama Huntsville's highest scorer had 4 points. One dude was 2-12 for FG% and 0-9 3Pt%.
Does Kansas State have good defense?
OT a bit. What's happened to the quality of this tournament? Scanning the list of participants, it seems a far cry from some of the fields I recall.
You have this "thing" in Atlanta with KU, UK, Duke and MSU...right there are 4 premier teams.
You have the Battle at Atlantis Tournament in the Bahamas - have you seen that field?
So there are just more places to play.
The NCAA took over running it I believe. Since then the quality has dropped.