“The player development is the main thing I like (about Michigan),” Williams said. “You can see that they develop their players. They get them in the gym and they work them hard. And their hard work pays off.”
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Tim Hardaway, Jr. - Michigan
- Game 1 - 25 mins, 25 pts, 5 rebs, 2 asts, 0 blks, 0 stls
Mitch McGary - Michigan
Game 5 - 27 mins, 18 pts, 5 rebs, 2 asts, 2 blks, 0 stls
Nik Stauskas - Michigan
- Game 1 - 32 mins, 14 pts, 0 rebs, 3 asts, 2 blks, 2 stls
Darius Morris - Michigan
- Game 1 - 15 mins, 12 pts, 2 rebs, 1 ast, 0 blks, 1 stl
|1 day 9 hours ago||As a confessed Robinson Video Stalker||
I've had that problem before on the Jags site. Sometimes they load, sometimes they don't. Sometimes a simple page refresh works.
|2 days 11 hours ago||Thompson also tweeted a picture from the Law Quad||
So maybe he is thinking about his education.
|2 days 12 hours ago||These guys seem to be having more fun||
But then they're at the Law Quad.
|2 days 13 hours ago||Yup, it's time again to bring up that mere 6th round pick||
who never did anything at Michigan either and somehow fooled Belichek into letting him play QB.
|2 days 13 hours ago||Yeah, but with those helmets||
who's looking at the socks?
|2 days 14 hours ago||Naw, he just switched hats with Lewis.||
Concerned that Marcus was giving the wrong impression with that anonymous T-shirt.
|2 days 15 hours ago||Hate to say it, but that's what I was getting||
Not from anything said by others, but from posted quotes from father and son-- their choice of words and reading between the lines. I guess if Dad says he's ready to accept his son's choice, whatever it is, we'll have to be too.
EDIT: I could've sworn I refreshed this page before commenting. But Turd got there first and said it better.
|2 days 16 hours ago||I do believe it is.||
|2 days 16 hours ago||Summer League Works!||
In limited minutes, he had a great last game with obvious enthusiasm from his coach. That team had no need for a center, but if the showcase helped him get to play in a city like Rome with enough English-speakers to make the transition easy... A great opportunity.
For those interested in learning about the team, LINK to Virtus Roma's Euroleague (English-language) website page. Obviously this news is hot of the press and hasn't gotten there yet, but there's another Jordan on their posted roster (which is obviously about to change): Jordan Taylor from Wisconsin. Apparently in a rebuilding phase from some down years, but I was surprised that the team was founded in 1960.
|3 days 4 hours ago||Not surprisingly, defending NCAA Champ Men's Gymnastics||
has the #1 incoming class (signed even before M defended its championship):
Since this press release was published, Junior Olympic champion Marvin Kimble made the U.S. National Senior Team, joining recent M Grad and defending NCAA All-Around Champion Sam Mikulak.
|3 days 10 hours ago||giving the staff time to develop him and lift his confidence||
Exactly. If the coaches are saying good things about him now, one could think the process is working. They've used the term "leadership" so much, but they use the term in general as a challenge to the guys as a group rather than throwing an individual under the bus. And not giving up on them.
|3 days 11 hours ago||Judging from the suit, he must be planning to do early entry.||
Challenging the coaches to do their "These kids should be at their senior prom!" routine.
|3 days 16 hours ago||There's a video interview with Jack that popped up||
after playing the Daddy Dancing video above, where he says he lives in Ann Arbor (loves Ann Arbor) when he's not playing and trains in Plymouth with Barwis. Good to know Little Brother follows Big Bro everywhere.
|3 days 17 hours ago||Still very close to the program.||
Even if what you say is true, that the unnamed source may have been a starter and very successful player, is he a coach?
He may have been trained in the "teach by humiliation" school of his playing days, a style we now know may not be successful with all players. Calling a kid a wuss to give him a chip on his shoulder to make him work harder. Or maybe he's giving up on a kid because he didn't show up as a freshman knowing everything (Iike he undoubtedly did) and having a grown-up body and all the built-in technique we expect all freshmen to have when suddenly playing against guys bigger and older and more experienced.
Guys can watch from the side and bitch about how current players aren't as perfect as they were from day 1, just as we can bitch on our safe little internet whether or not we've ever played at all. As one who knows nothing about which player deserves playing time, I like to think that with good coaching guys develop, and the Jane of insecurity and confusion is worked out of their Tarzan bodies as they prove to themselves they're capable.
|6 days 11 hours ago||I think it could be codified at 50%||
When partly cloudy becomes mostly cloudy, taking it from mostly sunny to partly sunny.
Or perhaps I should say it reverses when it passes over the 50% line... At 50% it would be partly both.
Let me think about it some more.
|6 days 11 hours ago||Thought it was going to be "only first round pick from Michigan"||
and bemoaning the state of the program, and how're we gonna get any good recruits if...? Etc.
But I clicked anyway.
|1 week 4 days ago||JMorgan had a very good night tonight in summer league||
After sitting out the last couple of games, he got more minutes tonight and used them well. A couple nice dunks should make the highlight film, 5 out of 6 shooting, and the night's coach (one of the Wolves ass'ts, who looks like a former player) was cheering him on and patting him on the back. Nice.
Semi OT: Robinson III also had a very good night, finally getting one of his high-flying dunks off a nice pass from the Wolves' first round pick, doing better at the foul line and a couple 3-pt shots falling. Looked much more comfortable tonight and his shots looked smooth. 17 points, a few rebounds, an assist and a steal, and no turnovers.
|1 week 5 days ago||Streaming||
The NBA.com subscription for the rest of the Summer League play is now only $4.99: LINK
The times listed for the two games are 4:30 EDT for Sac v. Minne and 6:00 EDT for Utah v. San Antonio. Don't know if that's a change or if the stream is half-hour delayed.
|1 week 5 days ago||a bartender at Fraser's Pub for a spell?||
That must have been the year he wasn't an academic All-American.
|1 week 5 days ago||Last night's game & Darius vs. Trey later today||
GRIII looked more energetic last night, but in limited minutes off the bench.
TV shot of JMo on the bench: He looked very sad. (Was before I checked the final stats to see he didn't play at all, but he must have known he wasn't going in.) But go engineering!
Darius Morris, on the other hand, is in the starting line-up for the Spurs and looking very good, though they were pretty successful last year and have all (or most?) of their guys coming back. But they like him enough to have an interview with him on the front page of their website: "Morris Making Plays."
He'll be facing Trey today right after Kings v. Wolves (7:30 Eastern).
|1 week 6 days ago||What I find most fascinating||
is that M-Live changed the title in the article from what is indicated in the full link:
The article headline now has "...gained plenty of attention." I suppose that's a word less likely to be misunderstood as implying naughty tendencies. Or maybe it's just the creative spelling.
|1 week 6 days ago||Interesting branches to the coaching tree(s)||
Article points out that the new head coach at Marist was an ass't under Beilein at WVa, replacing Jeff Bower, who was named general manager of the Detroit Pistons. Could training and experience lead him back to the area some day?
|1 week 6 days ago||I'd apologize for my seeming redundant up there||
except that we agree this can be said again and again.
|1 week 6 days ago||His story has been on the blog, but there's new stuff here||
He left his job in the financial sector to return to the program as a recruiting assistant, and, more importantly, to take part in a pilot program funded by the NCAA to increase awareness of mental health issues for student-athletes:
And even if there weren't new information, telling his story again might help someone out there who hasn't heard it.
|2 weeks 3 hours ago||Nice little video on the Spurs' website front page||
Although it's entitled "Morris Making Plays"
it's also Morris making quotes: "The culture here is... very distinguished."
|2 weeks 7 hours ago||Parents live on in their children||
But, as you've so beautifully proven, they also live on in their stories. And someday you'll surprise yourself when you find yourself telling the stories with a smile on your face, instead of the pain they must cause you today.
Thanks for sharing these with us.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||I think he meant that if he doesn't jump the gun||
someone lower on the list may commit, so he'd be losing his chance while Michigan has other guys on the list that they must like or they wouldn't have offered.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||THJ stats from Summer League Game #1||
A couple assists and 5 rebounds in addition to his point-per-minute:
Interesting to compare with Mitch's 5th game (also pretty impressive):
Same # of rebs & asts. Okay, so Tim didn't get the two blocks. But he's not just a shooter. Start drinking.
Source: BT Powerhouse - with daily reports on the B1G guys. A couple others who spread out their contributions on Friday:
|2 weeks 3 days ago||You're leaving for your honeymoon tomorrow?||
Um... You're not writing this during your wedding I hope?
Congrats, and have a great time. Ignore us for a while.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Got it. Thanks, guys.||
Did you know that although Coney island hot dogs are not eaten at Coney Island, in Montreal they're called Michigan dogs? (Thought I should contribute something useful.)