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|40 min 26 sec ago||Not surprised at all.||
Not surprised at all.
|2 hours 41 min ago||That doesn't really explain it though||
We have recruited many of the highly rated guys that went to OSU, MSU, Kentucky, Duke, etc. We just aren't getting enough of them to commit, plain and simple. Just because we didn't offer James Young for that reason does not mean we didn't recruit a dozen other highly rated guys and miss.
|3 hours 3 min ago||I love JB and I get that he has a philosophy||
on how to identify and land recruits, but I wonder if it might be time to adjust the "landing" part of the formula. Once we identify the right guys, maybe they need to be a little more agressive in pursuing them? Thornton basically said we slowed down or recruitment which I dont get at all.
When was the last time a top target committed to us while on a visit? We can't compete regularly with just the plan B and C guys.
Hopefully 2016 nets us a couple of our main targets or it could be awhile before this team is capable of regularly getting to the Sweet 16 and beyond.
|3 hours 12 min ago||Damn||
He sounded like a nicec change of speed back that we don't have much of on this roster. Oh well, this just shows the huge uphill climb the staff is facing and why I don't think we finish with much of a flury.
|3 hours 13 min ago||My best guess finish||
1) Wheatley Jr
|3 hours 18 min ago||I think we have more spots open than that||
It sounds like their may be some medicals on the OL announced at somepoint, plus some 5th years guys like Bellamy may decide to move on.
|3 hours 28 min ago||This is what I don't understand||
I know OSU has been a top 10 program for awhile under Matta, but I don't understand why they have been killing us in recruiting lately, given our on court success, player development and facilities, all of which now equal OSU. How does Matta do it, and how can we can get some of that Mojo in AA?
|13 hours 45 min ago||That is probably a reasonable||
That is probably a reasonable guess. People who thought we were getting a bunch of 4 or 5 stars down the stretch were deluding themselves.
|22 hours 50 min ago||Right and none of them have||
Right and none of them have been back except for Butler who went back with the same players. I am talking about building a program capable of making the Final Four every few years. You cannot do that without top talent.
|22 hours 52 min ago||Where did I say we needed||
Where did I say we needed McDonalds all Americans. Lots of great players each year not on the team. This is not a controversial point.
|22 hours 53 min ago||Yea exactly and that team had||
Yea exactly and that team had stars. Thank you for making my point.
|23 hours 27 min ago||Sorry but a team full of||
Sorry but a team full of sleepers doesn't get you to the final four. You need stars too. It is not criticizing Belein to acknowledge that.
|23 hours 28 min ago||Btw how discussing and stupid||
Btw how discussing and stupid is it that shoe affiliation has to be mentioned in a recruiting discussion? I know it's not a surprise that hoops recruiting is dirtier than dirt and the shoe companies are at the heart of it, but it still sucks to hear. I wonder if Addidas may be a big part of the reason that we have missed out on so many top prospects lately.
|23 hours 40 min ago||Winston and Langford maybe,||
Winston and Langford maybe, but I haven't heard anything positive about Battle recently. What have you heard?
|23 hours 47 min ago||You aren't misreading things.||
You aren't misreading things. 2016 Recruiting is totally up in the air right now. I am still waiting for the recruiting bump from our on court success but it hasn't happened yet. While there are no sure things we still have good shots with Winston, Towns and Langford.
|1 day 1 hour ago||I still think they need 19-20 wins to get in||
I still think they need 19-20 wins to get in
|1 day 17 hours ago||I agree on Gentry. That is a guy we don't get with Hoke.||
I agree on Gentry. That is a guy we don't get with Hoke.
|1 day 18 hours ago||I wouldn't call the results||
I wouldn't call the results amazing. They have flipped a 2,3 & 4 star so far. They are doing the best they can with little or no time but unless they grab 3 or 4 of the top guys left on their board it will be a similar late haul to what Hoke did in his first class.
|1 day 18 hours ago||I'm surprised they haven't reached out to Grant Perry.||
I'm surprised they haven't reached out to Grant Perry.
|1 day 23 hours ago||Exactly||
that was, is and will always be bad for Michigan.
|2 days 31 min ago||Well if you consider past||
Well if you consider past results he is easily behind Matta, Donnovan, Self, and Williams.
|2 days 36 min ago||Yup. His demeanor and lack of||
Yup. His demeanor and lack of confidence concern me as much as his lack of athleticism or shooting ability. He just looks like someone who may not be long for this program.
|2 days 38 min ago||Yep. Until recruiting picks||
Yep. Until recruiting picks up and we make more deep tourney runs there is no way he can be considered top 3. Top 10 maybe.
|2 days 41 min ago||If you are including Chatman||
If you are including Chatman and Donnal as your 4 and 5 that is really misleading as they were horribly overrated.
|2 days 16 hours ago||I don't think 11 wins does it||
I don't think 11 wins does it without wins against the top of the conference. Either way I would be happy with a win over Sparty and an NIT invite.
|2 days 16 hours ago||Did Donnal even play? We||
Did Donnal even play? We basically played with 6 scholarship players because Donnal barely played and Chatman was a negative every time he stepped on the floor.
|2 days 16 hours ago||Amazing what he has done with so much adversity.||
Amazing what he has done with so much adversity.
|2 days 18 hours ago||He is not even that. He is a detriment in every way.||
He is not even that. He is a detriment in every way.
|2 days 18 hours ago||Good call. He is quite simply||
Good call. He is quite simply the most overrated recruit I can remember at Michigan since Jerrrod Ward. He is flat out not capable of playing basketball at the major D 1 level.
|2 days 20 hours ago||No kidding||
There is only so much this staff can do in a few weeks. They are scrambling to complete the class as best they can but they are working against other staffs that have months or years-long head starts.