Is he announcing on live tv tomm?
Mitch McGary's ESPNHS Blog
ESPN at 5pm I believe
ESPNU has a recruiting show at 5:00 eastern. He's announcing on air. I'd guess it happens toward the back end of the show.
If the show starts at 5, I would expect an announcement at either 5:29 or 5:59. ESPN didn't get to be tWWL by not knowing how to milk tense moments for all they are worth.
"The Decision" disagrees. Although they did hype that up like no tomorrow.
The best part about McGary potentially picking Michigan, IT'S ONLY THE BEGINNING. With the new facility, basically a new arena, fan interest building and tickets selling the sky is the limit. GO BLUE
NO DAVE BRANDON, THERE ARE NO SLEEVES ON BASKETBALL JERSEYS TO PUT STRIPES!
Actually there are players could wear undershirts with sleeves
If you wear an shirt under your jersey, it has to be the same color as the main color in the jersey and it has to be a solid color (aka no stripes). This is aside from the fact that stripes on an undershirt would be the most ridiculous looking thing of all time.
If a con for M is that the Big Ten has slow big men, then come here and dominate all of them! Sounds like more of a pro to me. "I like Michigan because I can own all the other big men in their league." There, fixed.
I graduated in spring 2003 when Detroit was laying claim to the NBA title
Had a buddy at UM that referred to taking a dump as "taking a Corliss"
Now that's classy
It's Scoreless Corliss Williamson.
C'mon. Big Nasty won a 6th Man Award in 2002! Also, wasn't he a big part of the 04' Championship Team?
Why the hate?
can we please not talk like this is already a done deal?
Intelligent people don't get negbanged to negative 10,000
Wherever he goes he's most likely the #1 pick in the NBA draft when he comes out so he should attend the school he likes best and has the best football team.
Shabazz Muhammad is the consensus #1 prospect. Smart money would be on him going #1.
You think a 6'5" shooting guard will go #1 over a 6'10" PF who has decent range, ball skills and can play down on the blocks?
if he's a better prospect, which everyone agrees he is. DeMarcus Cousins didn't go #1, nor did Enes Kanter.
Seriously, because it's not like a shooting guard can be that good anyway, right?
Also, highly drafted big men are always a sure thing. See, Oden, Darko, etc.
Check with the dudes who picked Akeem Olajuwon and Sam Bowie over Michael Jordan...they might be able to shed some light on this question
You cant group Olajuwon and Bowie together. Olajuwon was solid.
Olajuwon was way more than solid. He was spectacular one of the more dominant big men to ever play the game. Yes Jordan was selected below him but I bet Houston never regretted that decision even in hindsight (unlike Portland).
Only grouping them together because both were taken ahead of Jordan and were "bigs". Rightfully should have limited it to Bowie - fair point.
The post I was responding to was claiming you would never take a guard over a top big man.
It depends on the skill sets of the players already on the team making the draft pick. You wouldnt expect a team like the Timberwolves or Raptors to take the same player type two years in a row
Even if and right now it sounds like it is a rather larger "if" he doesn't pick Michigan it is great to have Michigan Basketball back on the national stage again and hopefully it is only a sign of great things to come for Coach B and the team.
...but in fairness, we should post the other stuff in the blog too:
"I don’t know where I’m heading at this point and obviously there are a lot of analysts out there that are saying I do, but it’s not true.
Hopefully I’ll figure it out within the next 24 hours."
thinks this is true.
If he didn't know where he was going, he wouldn't be announcing tomorrow.
is very telling...
Also, does anyone know if we have started selling U M jerseys in North Carolina yet?
I think Belien's started to turn the tide of Michigan Basketball. Selling jerseys is a good start. Hell, even people in North Carolina are starting to believe him.
wait, what? Oh hell.
I am currently wearing a Michigan shirt in Chapel Hill.
I was wearing one in Raleigh, but then I took it off to swing it around my head, similar to a helicopter
I can verify that all things Michigan are flying off of the shelves down here.
Bring on McGary
"I haven’t heard from any coaches lately. They have let me have my time to think things out after I talked to all three about a week and a half ago."
If he is saying this, the tweat the other day abotu Duke backing off and throwing in the towel seems odd, considering everyone is giving him space right now if that is true...actually makes me a bit uneasy about tommrow.
If I had not heard all of the scout speculation out there, I would have guessed that Duke was his favorite based on his comments.
Assuming he does go blue tomorrow, is it wrong to hope that the lockout lasts a few years so that our top-tier talent stays as well?
I got the same impression. He said he loved Duke. I think he said he loved everything about Duke. That sort of worries me. I've tried to play down my excitement, but it seems like everyone is saying he's going Blue. I'm waiting until I hear it straight from the horse's mouth.
Duke baketball players have a harder time adjusting to the NBA, because they do not lift weights. All they do is cardio.
Is that actually true?
There is no In-Season weightlifting. North carolina uses a similar program also.
clearly have no idea what they are doing when it comes to college basketball. Imagine how good they could be at basketball if they got Barwisized.
Both coaches are old as hell. They come from that era of basketball when everyone thought that lifting weights during the season added bad weight and that would slow you down.
They also have mulitple national championships...
Lifting weights during the season (especially upper body) messes up player's shooting touch.
Isn't that more an issue of the difficulty of finding big men who CAN run the floor, as opposed to a strategic decision by the coach? It seems to me if you asked any Big Ten head coach if he wanted his big men to run the floor more, he'd say "of course!" Beilein, I'm pretty sure, has told McGary he can run the floor as much as he wants when he gets here!
Even after reading Mitch's comments, I like where we stand right now. His comment about Duke's big men is spot on and I would think should play very significantly in his decision.
Only one decision to make big guy: Go Blue on Thursday!
Not trying to be a downer... But if the kid doesn't know for sure yet, why is he rushing the announcement?.. He's got plenty of time.
I just want to see him pick the best place, and obviously I hope it's AA, but if he's not ready yet, it's okay to wait a bit.
I guess on the flip side though the outside pressures and the chance of missing out on a spot (at Duke) could be too much.
He also talked about his parents getting hammered by questions and coaches.
So, I guess I don't truly understand the pressure, but I hope he's 100 percent on the school he picks.
he totally knows where he's going.
he knows where he is going, he is enjoying the limelight
I think if he's got an announcement show set for tomorrow then he's already decided. It's like Lebron, he may claim he woke up and decided, but in reality knew for some time what was going on
If you read all the way down to the bottom, he really lets everyone know how stressful the whole recruitment and decision have been on him and his family, so that could be one reason he is committing tomorrow, to be done with it. Just a thought. Let's not act like the kid is lying when he says he doesn't know for sure where he is going yet. Obviously we all want him to come here, but we shall see.
From "Final sales pitches for McGary" on his blog
“Mitch, please come to Michigan man. We’ve been playing together for years in AAU and we’ve combined to do big things on that level. ... We’ve got a great academic reputation, of course, and we’ve got some of the best looking girls in the country. Everything that you want and need is here at Michigan.”
Hey, that's entirely true, as long as you insert the word "literate" between "looking" and "girls".
or "literate" before "looking". Never Forget (socal girls)
that by choosing Michigan he can have Brady Hoke point at him all year round !!!
I understand Wisconsin makes the B1G look slow, but UofM pushes the tempo, especially after a miss. Morgan and Horford both run the floor well and are agile. Morgan got rewarded many times for hustling down the floor. mcGary could do that and more.
I was listening to WTKA yesterday afternoon and they said that Mitch asked the schools to give him some space so he could make the decision. He wanted last weekend to be free of recruiters. Only one of the three schools did what he wanted. Michigan.
From that, Michigan is probably pretty comfortable with where they are, and are at least showing that if a recruit says "back off" that they listen. It's nice to start a player-coach relationship when you know your coach listens to you. Go Blue Mitch!!
I have 2 opinions on this: 1. of course he knowns where he is going. I don't see this kid setting a live tv announcement without already knowing where he will spend his college career at. 2. Now, lets say he really is unsure of his decision... I am certain that if this is the case, then you will see this announcemennt canceled. I don't see this to be the case. HE KNOWS FOLKS!!! My only concerns are these reports all saying its Mee-she-gan. Can this be Duke cronnies attempting to upset this kid? i don't think so but it is Duke and i don't trust them. My guess is he comes here do to proximity to home and the chance to be a legend in restoaring the Bball program. GOBLUE young man!
So, if this guy does indeed sign with us, we could possibly have the #1 recruiting class in both football and basketball???
I mean football its not a huge surprise but, wow, 3 years ago we went 3-9, and basketball was in a 10 year drought of NCAA tourney appearances.
Things are looking up!
Arizona has the top spot locked up, and NC State just got a commit from their 2nd 5 star to go along with another top 60 kid. Kentucky will likely finish ahead of Michigan (it's Calipari), and UCLA will as well if they get Muhammad. I'd put Indiana's class above Michigan's, and there's a really interesting UM/MSU argument if MSU gets Gary Harris (Michigan would have like #3, #35, and #75 while MSU would have like #15, and 3 guys in the 80-100 range).
The biggest thing holding Michigan's class back is numbers. Most of the top classes will have 4, 5, or, in the case of St. Johns last year, 8 kids in them. For a 3 person class though, Michigan's class is outstanding, and is better than, say, Duke's 3 man Kyrie Irving class was 2 years ago.
1.) His best friend, GRIII, is coming.
2.) He's been recruited by UM the longest. Here's his quote from last December, given to Dylan at umhoops.com "IU, Purdue, Marquette, Ole Miss, Oregon State, Miami (FL), Cincinnati, Xavier, Dayton and Ball State. [are recruiting me]"
a.) So, Coach B really got there early. Well done Coach.
Does anyone know why the basketball team goes after recruits that went to prep school, while the football team rarely goes after those recruits.
about our basketball commits after we get them, I believe this is the first time I've actually known about the recruitment of a player before he announced where he's going. Totally different from football in this regard.
C'mon, McGary. We need you more than DOOOOOOOOOOOK does.