Per Matt Vogrich via Twitter:
Congrats to @BlakeMc22 on hooping at Miami Ohio next year. Lock it in that's on the calendar next year. Lock in a few beers on the trip too
He probably won't be the only one transferring.
Maybe Bielfeldt will, but now Morgan and Horford will be sharing at the 5... so I highly doubt Morgan transfers... and Stauskas is gonna get sent to the bench for Irvin, as he deserves it.
Bielfeldt is probably behind McGary at the 4. Let him play and let Donnal sit a year. The only other concern for playing time for Bielfeldt is probably sliding GR3 or Irvin to the 4 when McGary sits. Considering the reasoning behind moving McGary to the 4 and GR3 to the 3, it would make more sense for Bielfeldt to get some playing time behind McGary.
I think it's a little premature to say Stauskas will be sent the bench. Or that he deserves to be replaced by a player yet to put on a M jersey.
The guy who hit about 5 threes in a row to help spark our tourney run? The guy who has yet to go through summer practce? For a guy who has yet to set foot on campus? Sounds like a bankrupt Donald Trump approach to coaching to me. Strange insight.
stauskas and irvin don't even play the same position.
you deserved to be benched for your inability to put together a coherent sentence without the use of ellipses.
If GRIII is playing at the 3, as Beilein claims, then yes they will be playing predominantly at the same position.
We can play Irvin at the 2 and Stauskas at 3 when GR3 slides to the 4 and we go small for short periods of the game. Or when GR3 is on the bench. However, for the 20+ minutes that GR3 is on the court and playing the 3, per Beilein's own comments, then yes Stauskas/Irvin will both be playing the same position at SG. Not sure why this was upvoted since it is incorrect, at least for the majority of the 2013-2014 season.
I assume that you are saying that Irvin is a 3, which is what Stauskas played this past season. Even if Stauskas moves to the 2, if Irvin and GR3 both show to be better players than Stauskas, you can bet that one of them will be taking time away from him to get the best players on the floor. If you're saying that Stauskas is still a 3 and Irvin is a 2, you still have Stauskas getting benched for GR3, although it's effectively because Irvin has stolen his minutes.
You deserve to be benched for your inability to capitalize a sentence.
Android speech recognition doesn't do caps, and if someone used it to post here, it would probably be too big a PITA to bother with.
the person that obviously does not know how to capitalize peoples names and the beginning of a new sentence.
***I did not have time till now to read the other responses. This is redundant. Neg away you bastards***
What kind of puritan dystopia do you inhabit?
I don't get all the Stauskas hate. Dude had a really impressive Freshman year, and I would think a whole summer in a college Strength and Conditioning program would set him up for an even better season next year.
I think it's just a couple idiots that can't be thankful for all Stauskas did for the team as a true freshman.
I don't know what isn't to like about stauskus. The kid has game, maybe not Grade A (as in awesome) 1st round of NBA draft game but definitely the ability to contribute on a high level college program.
I am a believer of the fact that Stauskus will work on his defense and suprise people next year... and if Irvin is so good that he keeps Stauskus from having many minutes than Irvin will have earned them, which is good for the team.
"... maybe not Grade A (as in awesome) 1st round of NBA draft game ..."
I think comparing him to J. J. Redick is interesting. Stauskas has at least a couple of inches on him and just as much range. Redick has played several years in the NBA. What does he have that Stauskas lacks?
double - double.
Technically he's not transferring. Michigan decided not to renew his scholarship for a 5th year. He has a Michigan degree, was honored on Senior day, and his Michigan career is over. He's just taking advantage of his additional year of eligibility. Totally different than a Smotrycz or Brundidge transfer.
But isn't that a little odd when we've got an open scholarship? Unless Beilein has some plan for filling it, but I can't imagine it would be anyone notably better.
He said it's "technically" not a transfer. I'm sure it's mostly about McLimans actually wanting to see the court before his basketball career ends.
It may not just be about him seeing more playing time next year. With a solid year at Miami, McLimans can set himself up for a shot at a pro stint overseas. His game seems well-suited to the European style of play.
I was responding mostly to the implication that McLimans got the proverbial "firm handshake" regarding his 5th year.
It seems fairly obvious that Beilein would find a spot for him if he really wanted to stay.
maybe beilien plans to add someone late a la spike last year. we could use another 2 guard.
Well we have two open spots so he could add one player and still have room for McLimans. We need practice players too. This is McLimans looking for playing time.
We're fine for 2013 at the 2/3 with Irvin, LeVert, Stauskas and GR3 at the 2/3. More guys than minutes, barring injury. You can assume that GR3 is leaving after this year for roster purposes but even still the solution to that is to add a Booker caliber 2014 2/3 rather than a last minute guy who is a role player like we did with LeVert last year.
Even if Beilein wants McLimans back next year, it doesn't mean that McLimans wants to come back. Maybe McLimans wants to go to Miami for a chance for some significant playing time versus sitting on the bench cheering.
Beilein said he believe the team to done with attrition of any kind (and Blake has considered a graduated senior), so Blake probably will be the last one transfering. Unless you know more than Beilein does.
I appreciate the role he filled so well here for our team and I wish him the best. Here's hoping he tears up that conference.
I wish him the best!!
I was unaware he had any eligibility left??? I didn't know he ever redshirted, thought he played a little bit each year for the past 4 years.
He never played his freshman year. This isn't really a transfer—it's one of those graduating senior/fifth-year graduate school deals.
I was curious about that too, but according to his MGoBlue profile, he did not play in any games in the 2009-10 season, so Blake must have redshirted during his freshman year.
Nonetheless, he was an important part of the senior leadership which got this team to the championship game and that will not be forgotten. Good luck, Blake!
He is graduating from Michigan, so he's not really transferring at all. Morgan sat out that 2009-10 season due to injury and Blake also redshirted. That was a year to forget.
Man oh man am I going to miss him jacking up 3s. "What? No one wants to guard me? Fuck it..."
The basketball version of unleashing the dragon.
Is that Rex Grossman? Spitting image.
He actually hit some big threes off the bench the year we won the conference. He was a reasonably good player, just not the same level of talent as last year and the upcoming year.
I know. I wasn't really kidding when I said I'm going to miss it. I remember him being 2-4 at one point and then he started shooting them a bit more. He still apparently finished 5-12 that season. I just always loved how absolutely no one would cover him, he'd stand there for a second, then he'd realize they weren't going to close out on him and he'd put it up.
I'll always remember how excited he was when Trey hit the shot against KU and generally how into games he was on the bench. He seemed like a good teammate.
Sounds like he will get his Michigan degree and enroll in a grad program at Miami. Cannot blame him for leaving.
Hope he gets some playing time.
good luck Blake!!
Better than he gets credit for, showed up when we needed him, led the bench mob when PT wasn't there. Always had a smile, always represented Michigan the way Bo and Michigan Men of the past would love.
McLimas and Vogrich both, very proud to say I was able to root for them. Loved watching them during the tourney run...having the time of their lives.
Neither will be look at as an all-time great. But if we had a chance to recruit them again, I'd do it. You needs guys like these two. Leaders.
Best of luck to both...keep shootin' boys!
NTMiami. By all accounts he was an excellent teammate. I hope he gets tons of playing time. Wish him the best.
Hope everything turns out great for you.
From a NTM alum:
"Good luck, Blake!"
I'll be cheering for him next year. He made it through pretty much 4 years of riding the bench and I never heard a bad thing about him. Good luck at Miami. Tell Rico he's short for me
He had a clutch 15 foot jumpshot against MSU a few years back. He was just WIDE open as no one was expecting him to shoot. He left his hand in the air and was backtracking back on defense while everyone else was waiting for the rebound because they all thought he was going to miss. I only remember that because I saw him at Rick's that night and did many shots with him.
John B wouldn't use a scarce scholarship just to bring Blake back for a fifth year of scout team duty. Blake undoubtedly understands this, and given his extra year of eligibility, hopes to land someplace where, as others have pointed out, he might play his way into a European gig. A win-win all around.
Good move for McLimans. Gets to play Division I still....will get much bigger minutes and will experience college basketball as, hopefully, a rotation player. Can't blame him one bit.
As everyone has said....good luck Blake!