For those interested, Big Ten Network will air Nik and Glenn's joint press conference live at 3:30 with a live stream also available at mgoblue.com.
i would find this more credible if it was about Tom Crean
Damn. Wish I would've known as I could've set dvr. I swipe out of work at 3:36.
I'll summarize: "Love Michigan....blah blah blah....love teammates...Thanks to coaches, family....blah blah blah.....we're going pro."
I am watching to see if GRII is there. Because, well, you know. Most of the time he isn't.
Just picture sparty and buckeye fans getting the popcorn ready at 3:25
We should have a thread up here somewhere discussing what the press conference might be about. How did we as a blog miss this?!?!
So proud of what this program has turned into . Just think, 4 or 5 years ago, we couldn't even bring in a poopsie McGillicuddy, and now we are sending kids to the league on a regular basis. Go blue
Poopsie had talent -- he coulda been someone!
McGillicuddy didn't have a committable offer
saying "I'm doing this with Michigan!"
What if this is a big trolling effort and they both declare they are coming back? Probably won't happen but I can dream.
Unfortunately I think the fans of 13 other schools in the B1G will be thrilled at the outcome of the press conference.
If McGary comes back, this team has an All-American big man, LeVert as arguably the best returning perimeter player in the B1G, and improving potential superstars in Walton and Irvin. If Donnal can provide better or comparable size/defense/rebounding than GRIII and still offer some threat outside (say shooting a similar 30% from behind the line), this team looks like a monsteragain.
And we'll have just potentially put 4 guys in the first round in the last two seasons. Two seasons where we had the best record in the league and no program in the country has won more NCAA tournament games. That ain't good news for the rest of the conference.
McGary will make or break this coming season. Losing Stauskas will hurt, but we can fill the hole left by GR3. I don't like the fact that our guys are leaving early with regularity, but it is generally a good problem to have.
This is like the bizaaro, reverse equivalent of that day we landed like several 4 star recruits in one day a couple years ago. What a shitty day.
Not a shitty day. These two young men will move on and represent the university well at the next level.
There is no reason to watch. My sources say that GR3 and Nik Stauskas will both be coming back for their junior seasons; furthermore, I am also told that Mitch McGary will be coming back. In its essense, our lineup, from what I've been told, will look like this next season:
PG - Walton, Spike
SG - Levert
SF - Robinson III, Irvin
SF - Stauskas, Chatman
C - McGary, Donnal
With regards to this lineup, I believe I will go ahead and get sized for my national championship t-shirt.
Actually, your sources missed one. A year-long Mormon retreat at the EnergySolutions Arena has forced the Utah Jazz to withdraw from the 2014-15 NBA season. To keep the players busy, the NCAA has issued an immediate order stating that all Jazz players that had remaining eligibility are reinstated for play in the 14-14 NCAA season. So slot Trey in as your starter at PG, moving Walton to backup.
Butler is gonna be sweet.
Props to you if you are right. If not, Bolivia.
"We don't need no stinking sources...." says this guy.
Names or its B.S.
The JDavis 1 source is on the left I think....
I have no souces - much like ESPN. But, I figured "hey, it worked for them so i'll give it a try."
Clearly that kid's pants are NOT on fire, so, maybe his source is accurate.
Can you BK/Raback/The Party Room that?
Look how far this program has come. Don't feel down if they leave. Mitch is most likely coming back and we have a solid core returning. Now, if we could just develop our football players...
According to my sources they will be returning to AA for another season.
Both coming back. I have no sources.
So what are the odds of the NBA folding before 3:30 PM today?
Depends on how their careers go. Its great to have the degree no matter what, but if you're tearing up the NBA, aren't you going to want to spend more time on that making sure it stays that way vs. finishing a degree you know you'll never use?
Just my opinion.
It's gonna be weird not seeing these two next year (presumably).
I don't have a good feeling if the announcement is on TV...
Did you have a good feeling before you knew it was on TV?
Can Manny Harris and Darius Morris be there? They'll have some new pals in their posse soon.
You mean the posse of people under the age of 25 who have a net worth in excess of 1MM and earn several hundred thousand dollars a year to play a game? That posse?
Pals, plural? While the case can be made for GRIII to come back another year to move into first round position (and the case can be made equally strongly for him leaving), Nik is not in that category. You bitter, Parker Lewis?
Those two, even if they never become NBA stars, are already making more money than most of us on this board do. They get paid to play a game. If that's the posse you're talking about, by all means sign me up.
2013: THJ & Burke
2014: GR3 & Nik
2015: McGary & Levert?
2016: Albrecht and Dakich
I feel cautiously optimistic. Like wouldn't hosting a double event like this be more suited to saying they are coming back and have that be a big surprise?
If Nik leaves, I'll always remember him for blowing a kiss to the Izzone after beating Sparty in EL...classic MBB moment.
I am not sure why I have a tiny bit of a good feeling in my tummy today...but the press conference, live tv, just makes me think...hmmm
Do all players hold press conferences to declare?
Why would McGary not be apart of the announcement that they are coming back? They press conference is to thank the fans the coaches and the university and declare.
This new-found optimism is mystifying.
No Adidas or B1G logo on the jerseys there? Kind of weird
Unrelated to the topic at hand but I think the deadline for season ticket renewals is today. I'm not sure if this is worthy of an OP but if someone thinks it is and can post, great!
Sorry if already posted. It is hard to check from iphone.