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|21 weeks 3 days ago||You're quoting last year's report card||
Dylan hasn't done this year's yet. I don't think Irvin had his jumper blocked as often this year, but he does still use that low release...
|21 weeks 3 days ago||Rellford was a favorite of mine, too||
And standing next to Butch Wade would make almost any basketball player look skinny - the guy was built like a tank.
|21 weeks 3 days ago||Insofar as I recall||
Tarpley was a project. I think he had a growth spurt late in high school and he was definitely a beanpole as a freshman (he, Wade, Rellford, and Henderson ate in the same cafeteria I did in the fall of '82; he looked like a coatrack next to his teammates). His rise was spectacular, as was his fall. Reminiscent of Icarus.
|22 weeks 4 days ago||"Inquired about"||
Is what the tweet says. I assumed that meant they talked to Sacred Heart's coach and/or AD. I could be wrong.
|22 weeks 4 days ago||Um,||
Michigan already has a commit from a 4* point guard in 2017 - Jordan Poole.
[Edit - I see that Poole is described as an off guard, shooting guard, combo guard, and point guard, depending on which recruiting site you look at. Sounds like he's definitely not a pure point]
If M were to take Broome (and they haven't even contacted him yet, much less offered a scholarship), it would be to avoid having a sophomore PG backed up by a freshman PG. Without the invention of a time machine, taking a transfer is the only way to get an upperclass PG on the squad in 2017.
|22 weeks 5 days ago||Your second post needs a different spin, Pauli||
This is an exclusive club.
|22 weeks 6 days ago||Sparty has a top 20 defense? This is news to KenPom||
Their defensive efficiencies from 2014-2016: 28, 47, 51
|23 weeks 22 hours ago||Jerrod Ward laughs at your disappointment...||
...and cracks three ribs.
|23 weeks 1 day ago||Revisionist bullshit||
In 2013 Michigan was 18-1 and about to assume the #1 spot in the AP poll when Morgan, who had started every game of the season to that point, got injured at Illinois. McGary was so good replacing him that the team promptly lost 3 of its next 5 games. Morgan kept trying to come back too soon, and probably never healed completely until the offseason.
At the end of the season Morgan was chosen to the All B1G defensive team. Yeah, he was bad, alright.
|23 weeks 3 days ago||Scholarships were offered to both||
Walton committed, suggesting that he wanted to play for Michigan more than Morris did. Keep this in mind when you get bored with people complaining about Cassius Winston being a Sparty.
|23 weeks 3 days ago||Key difference: WHEN and AGAINST WHOM||
If his peripheral stats remained the same in B1G play, that indicates an in-year improvement, no?
|25 weeks 3 days ago||Against?||
Surely you meant root for them - we want them to get the auto-bids from their respective conferences, because if they lose they might still get at-large bids.
|25 weeks 4 days ago||Since the 2014 team almost made the Final Four||
Playing without McGary, it's certainly arguable that Mitch's injury may have cost the team a National Championship.
|26 weeks 4 days ago||Technically, not acronyms||
The military seems to prefer abbreviations using the first syllable of each word. So my guess at your mess would be:
Adjutant Commander for Submarine Ordnance Computed in Hilbert Space.
Google says I'm wrong...
|32 weeks 3 days ago||Hmm, wikipedia disagrees slightly||
Speculating that lousy fighters are full tomato cans who leak red juice after being pounded for a few minutes. That would answer "But why a tomato can?"
|32 weeks 3 days ago||Canned vegetables||
Cans of corn (and cans of other vegetables) were stored on the top shelf in the dry goods store. When you wanted one, the clerk wouldn't bother to get a ladder; instead he would stand below the shelf, tip the can off the shelf with a broom handle, and catch it. So when an outfielder is standing still waiting for a fly ball to drop into his glove, it's a can of corn.
Tomato can is from boxing. People use empty tomato cans for target practice; hit the can one time and it falls over. A boxer who falls over after being hit once is a tomato can. The slang term for an unchallenging opponent then got extended into other sports.
|32 weeks 3 days ago||I get all my fashion tips from MGoBlog||
Where I've learned that the new uniforms are always the worst ever.
|32 weeks 4 days ago||Tough to make useful comparisons to 2014||
McGary played in all the non-conference losses (which also included the 7 point loss at #21 Iowa State and the 2 point neutral-court derp to #you'reshittingme Charlotte). The loss to Arizona was Mitch's final college game. So the team that blitzed the B1G wasn't quite the same one that dropped 4 non-conference games.
This year's team, of course, was missing Walton in the loss at SMU and missing LeVert in the loss at Purdue.
And of course the uniforms are different, but the worst-ever in both cases.
|33 weeks 2 days ago||Hardaway, Burke (LeVert)||
All three star (or lower), ranked outside the consensus top 100 in their classes. Here's a site for historical research.
Of course "can do nothing" described none of them. Beilein always looks for some skills from his recruits - that's why the team never has any of the athletic projects who take three years to figure out which end of the ball to hold.
|33 weeks 3 days ago||Stauskas from 3||
Year Total B1G Fr 80-182 44.0% 30-81 37.0% So 92-208 44.2% 42-94 44.7%
As a freshman he was shut out @OSU (team's first loss of the year), vs Illinois (a comfortable win), vs. MSU (tight win), and vs. Wisconsin in the BTT loss. Oh, and vs. VCU and Syracuse in NCAA tourney wins.
As a sophomore he was shut out @Duke (humiliating loss), @Indiana(first B1G loss), and vs. Wisconsin (dominating loss).
|42 weeks 5 days ago||Trouble staying at home||
Doyle had a bad habit of leaving his man and attempting to block shots, which resulted in very easy offensive rebounds for the opposing center. This is not an uncommon problem for big kids making the transition from preps to college - it takes some time to really internalize how much bigger and springier the average D1 guard is compared to the guys whose careers ended in high school.
|43 weeks 3 days ago||It's more about movement and ball-handling||
The 3 and 4 spots in Beilein's offense are almost indistinguishable - they start out in the corners and on certain plays they move toward the middle, setting and/or receiving screens. The 3 man will start in the left corner and thus be moving towards his right; the 4 man will start in the right corner and thus be moving towards his left. So if Beilein has two wings, one left-handed and one right-handed, he'll play the righty at the 3 and the lefty at the 4 so that each one will be moving towards his dominant side when he moves towards the middle of the court.
The side effect, though, is that they're most likely to spot up for jumpers in the corners they started out in, and that right corner jumper just didn't fall for Chatman last year. Hopefully it will this year.
|43 weeks 3 days ago||He was 10/38 overall||
And he has non-zero percentages from other spots on the floor,
|43 weeks 3 days ago||Somewhere between six and eight||
5/7 = .714285...
Nobody calculates batting averages in their heads anymore, I guess.
|2 years 25 weeks ago||Corperryale Punishment||
For leaving Manny off your list.
|2 years 27 weeks ago||Explicating the inexplicable||
"This matchup choice confounded me, as John Beilein chose to put Robinson on Kaminsky when Nigel Hayes also took the floor for Wisconsin."
Three pointers. Kaminsky is now 25-61 from three, Hayes is holding steady at 0-0. If there's one thing your video makes clear, it's that defending the three point line is not Jordan Morgan's strength. In fact, he's a great matchup for Hayes, a shorter, weaker, less experienced post player. Unfortunately, GRIII can't stop Kaminsky in the post and there was no confusion in Wisconsin's hive mind about where the mismatch was.
|2 years 29 weeks ago||Just imagine||
How much he would annoy you if he were a Wolverine and LeVert a Bucknut.
|2 years 29 weeks ago||Husky and Starch?||
Animal and Mineral?
Mace and Bellow?
|2 years 30 weeks ago||As long as we're quibbling||
Chris Hunter played in 60 games for the Warriors
Courtney Sims played in 5 games for the Pacers, Suns, and Knicks
If Jamal Crawford's 17 games constitute a Michigan career, then Ekpe Udoh's two full seasons without any suspensions or indictments merit a jersey retirement.
|3 years 21 weeks ago||Do you not have a hard disk?||
A thumb drive?
A fricking floppy disc?