Mason NEEDS this, Pistons, after all you've put him through
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|13 hours 8 min ago||MAAR looks promising.||
He was All - State 4 years in a row and he appears to be a nice change of pace type of player. He appears to be a "grinder" and he has a sort of playground about his game that I like. Although I love Dawkins athleticism, MAAR appears on film to be the better and more complete player. Really like this late pickup!
|1 day 10 hours ago||Brunson is a PG and on Boss Status.||
The depth chart shuffles in his favor once he arrives. He has nothing to worry about. One year of mixing in at PG and 2 guard then the show will be his to run unless D Walton stays all 4 years....which I don't think is likely.
|3 days 2 hours ago||Haha...yeah I should do better lol||
First thing that came to mind lol.
|3 days 2 hours ago||True. Really tough to read this one...||
Seems like there are some definite positives to staying in school in this case. Him and Caris would dominate the B1G next year. On the contrary, if he recieves a 1st round grade after not even playing this year and has legitimate re-injury concerns....maybe he makes the jump. I just hate to see him throw himself to the wolves (NBA Gms) who will certainly tear his injury and lack of extensive production apart. I would be upset to see him slide into the second round or remain there however you want to view it. Mitch is a lottery pick if healthy next year point blank.
|3 days 16 hours ago||Shayok and Dawkins would be an epic April haul.||
You just don't normally get this type of talent this late. No reason why we shouldn't snag both of those kids. #NBAfactory
|3 days 18 hours ago||Aubrey...Please make us forget about Tuesday afternoon!||
Just kidding....nothing will ever make me or any of us forget Nik Stauskas or the electrifying GR3. That being said, Aubrey is going to be a Dynamic athlete and Beilein could really turn this kid into another pro. This post just made my morning. If we add Aubrey Dawkins.....Holy shit! I really think this kid could by a hell of a player for us!
|4 days 22 hours ago||Bittersweet day for sure.||
I think we will make out okay when all the chips fall. We have a few extra schollies now! Michigan is certainly a destination. Aubrey Dawkins will dry a LOT of eyes :)
|4 days 22 hours ago||Aubrey Dawkins is a BoSS.||
and some more eye popping dunk action!
|4 days 22 hours ago||I he does....Look Out.||
We will not skip a beat.
|5 days 8 hours ago||Dawson coming back to play the 4....||
....makes zero sense. Guy has a bad injury history and has been playing out of position for 3 years. Him coming back does virtually nothing to his NBA stock. Tom always lucks out on these decisions. Tough swings between us losing 2 more Sophsand Dekker ..Kaminsky and Dawson staying. We will always be young on the court to everyone else's elder statesmen. Frustrating but it is what it is.
|1 week 12 hours ago||We need some good news this week.||
2 of 3 returns on our Super Sophs would be wonderful and quite this Buckeye Basketball happiness.
|1 week 4 days ago||My heart hurts this morning.||
Tears won't bring her back...but I damn sure just shed them. Bless her and her family. Bless Payne for being a terrific human being. He is a SPartan that I will root for indefinitely. That little girl had more passion and personality than most adults.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Pulling for Uconn.||
Tough to watch because we could beat all these teams. Such a game of inches....
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Honest post.||
We have some talent on the roster.....we simply have not developed it all properly.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Things people need to realize about Spring Games....||
1. It's a dog and pony show with very scaled back scheme.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Terrific Write up!||
I hope these men make the best decision possible. I think all could make an NBA roster. I also think all could come back and dominate the universe together which would likely result in a 30 for 30 by ESPN for their astounding accolades. In all seriousness. ..All 3 can improve their games and draft stocks by coming back. Don't underestimate the love they have for Coach Belein either.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Most of you have no idea what your talking about.||
This whole ordeal was spawned by the University of Florida and their alumni...of whom the girl in question's lawyer was a law student there. Her story was complete bull. College guys display sexually deviant behavior and it's not excusable especially when criminal. If you think Seminole football players taking pics of chics and running trains is the end of the rabbit hole....sorry I'll spare you what goes on in Frat houses across the country. I don't understand why people continue to try a play judge and jury especially when these allegations are found a cross the country and even in Ann Arbor. Jameis did not rape that girl. There was not even enough evidence for a charge....and that was at the hands of Willie Meigs who has charged numerous FSU players in the past. Stop running with these TMZ and Dead spin articles. They are sully and contrary to the truth.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Butch Wade!||
I coach with him at Riverview High in Sarasota! Great guy!
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Why?||
How is Michigan behind the 8 ball on this one? Doesn't make sense given the on court success and NBA output. Why not put on for your Home State and play in front of friends and family @ Michigan? Wierd......
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Fair Points.||
I just don't buy the safety of jumping into the NBA prior to being ready. The definition of ready is getting more and more vague these days. I think the value of the collegiate experience is underrated but in our kids situations....they've played 10 NCAA Tournament games in the past 2 years so I'd say they've been exposed to the bright lights. The NBA is cutthroat and they will NOT coddle kids especially ones that don't look to be superstar organization changers. The D league is filled with players that at one point in time thought they were ready too. It's a tough decision and really tough to evaluate. I think the best way is literally the eye test. Can you imagine a kid making plays in the NBA. Trey Burke was a no-brainer. Even THJ you could see that he could make an impact. I don't know that Nik can duplicate THJ's rookie year and he won't have to ...to be fair. I can't confidently say that GRIII will be a consistent contributor next year in the NBA. Mitch is no where near basketball shape right now and still rehabbing a major back injury. It will be interesting to see what decisions are made in the next few weeks. Im sure they will come down soon as Spring Semesters need to be shored up.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||That is a terrific point.||
My head just exploded upon the realization that we might put our entire starting five from last year in the NBA. That is absolutely nuts. This makes me wonder how Devin Booker and Luke Kennard can say no to us. Beilein is really knocking this Michigan gig out of the park. He has a tremendous set of assistants in Jeff....Bacari and Lavell also!
|3 weeks 13 min ago||Nail......meet...head.||
I think it's awesome that our program is good enough to have this problem. I get attached to these guys as a fan and want them to make the best decisions for them. I coach high school basketball and played some college.....but no where near an expert.
|3 weeks 24 min ago||All 3 can definitely go either way.||
Beilein and his staff will provide ample feedback and guide their respective decisions in the right direction. I don't think any of the 3 are going to flame out in the league....Im just not sure that any of the 3 are so good that we need to view it as a foregone conclusion that they are leaving. Losing 3 underclassmen in one season is pretty disruptive to any program and would be really difficult to bounce back from. If it's in all 3 of the players' best interest to leave then they will be followed by me in the NBA and rooted for throughout their respective careers!
|3 weeks 48 min ago||I think McGary really wants time at the 4.||
Not sure if it really matters given our system....but he and GRIII have made it clear that they want those positions for NBA development.
|3 weeks 49 min ago||If Mitch and GRIII Return.....||
This could be the "Dream Roster" season that we have been waiting for. We would have depth and talent at all positions. This would also allow us to bring Chatman and the young bucks along slowly instead of depending on them and then perpetuating the cycle of losing kids after 2 years when they perform.
|3 weeks 58 min ago||I know it man.....||
Those comments are chilling to the bone. I just do NOT think he is ready and dont want to see another Manny Harris or Darius Morris scenario. Both of those guys left too early and cost themselves a lot of money.
|3 weeks 1 hour ago||Mitch is the one.||
Irvin, Levert and Chatman will be fine at the wing spots. We NEED another big especially with the now LEGENDARY Jordan Morgan moving on. I will really miss that engineer......
|3 weeks 1 hour ago||I just can't picture losing 3 Sophomores in one year...||
Particularly when none of them are lottery locks with a questionable hunger in GRIII and a bad back on McGary. They could all go and it wouldn't shock the world.....i just don't think it would be the right basketball decision. Leaving early is for the players who are absolutely ready or in dire financial need. None of our 3 seem to fit that category and the latter 2 run a serious risk by entering this year.
|3 weeks 1 hour ago||I will watch Uconn.||
Napier is a beast. He is good at basketball and reminds me of Burke :)
|3 weeks 3 hours ago||Derrick Walton's 3 point play on Travis Trice :0||
....the ensuing celebration and "And 1" demonstration after was oh so sweet! Stauskas, Horford and Robinson stepping over Trice to celebrate with Walton was beautiful.