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|1 week 5 days ago||One shot?||
No, kids can do this every year that they have eligibility remaining. But yes, it should come as no surprise that Wagner and Wilson are going to take advantage of the rule.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Morris started most of his freshman year||
He started the first 9 games of the season, came off the bench for the next 13, then started the final 10. Stu Douglass took Darius's spot in the starting lineup, then D-Mo took Laval Lucas-Perry's spot.
I look at things somewhat differently than you do. Beilein has signed 4 guys who were expected to be starting point guards: Morris, Burke, Walton, and Simpson. The only time they started as freshmen was when there wasn't a starting point guard ahead of them. The plan was that Burke would back up Morris for at least a year, Walton would back up Burke for at least a year, and Simpson would back up Walton for a year. Morris and Burke being good enough to leave for the NBA as sophomores wasn't anticipated.
It seems that Beilein has adjusted his strategy now. I believe Brooks and David DeJulius (**** entering in 2018) were both recruited as starting point guards, but DeJulius has less uncertainty because he's playing a higher level of competition in HS. Brooks could push ahead of DeJulius, or be the next Spike, or something else - we won't know for a while. What I am 99 and 44/100% certain of is that Xavier Simpson is going to be the starting point guard next year, because that's what he has been recruited and groomed for.
People have doubts about Simpson because he didn't cut into Walton's playing time more, but there were plenty of decent point guards who were worse than Derrick Walton - Nate Mason and Melo Trimble are two who immediately come to mind.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Building confidence is big for Beilein||
So he does make a lot of very kind statements about his players.
That said, Davis will be the widest body on the team next year, so there will surely be minutes available for him against certain teams. He'll have to prove he's ready for those minutes during practice and the non-conference schedule.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||There was a handful of games||
In which we really missed Kam Chatman. Irvin and Wilson ran out of gas in OT at Iowa, Irvin was too ill to play a full game at MSU, maybe one more fresh body could have stopped the collapse against Va Tech. If Ibi could have played 5 productive minutes, those losses might have been prevented. I have no doubt that Chatman could have done that much. And I still wonder if he'll make a jump like Wilson has. Oh well...
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Boucher was Oregon's best player?||
Then why was Brooks Pac-12 PotY? Why was Bell Pac-12 Defensive PotY? Why is Dorsey averaging 20 ppg in the tournament? Boucher is a good player, a significant loss, but he was nowhere near being their best player.
EDIT: Chris beat me by 6 hours. Oh well...
|4 weeks 3 days ago||For us land-lubbers||
The plane was doing 175 mph down the runway, with the throttle pretty much wide open. The pilot pulled back on the yoke to make the plane jump into the air and realized within 5 seconds that something was very, very wrong. By the time he could cut the gas and hit the brakes, the plane had reached a max speed of 199 mph. That's when the skid/slide/crash through the fence/rip the landing gear off part of the trip began.
For you pilots and aeronautical engineers - in flight, one elevator full up and one full down would make the plane spin around the nose-tail axis, right? If it didn't just rip the tail right off?
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Wilson played 22 minutes in the stomping at Crisler||
Yet managed to control Bridges (who played 35 minutes). His hair has occult powers which possessed Irvin's body and kept moving it between Bridges and the basket.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||What happened? Mind the gap||
UM attempted 29 three pointers, OSU 16. Guess who won?
|5 weeks 4 days ago||I thought Calhoun was awful||
But I wasn't sure, because he was so amazingly inarticulate that I had to turn on the closed captioning. Turns out he was saying:
"Mmmunughummnmm Ray Allen mammunumum! Mgghhrmmunughummum Kemba Walker mmumuummmunummmummum. Mmmunummmunummunmummum."
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Pep band played "Temptation" during the post-game interview||
MOPpet Derrick Walton danced along. I guess everybody who was on that plane is now bonded together...
|1 year 3 weeks 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...
|1 year 3 weeks 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.
|1 year 3 weeks 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.
|1 year 4 weeks 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.
|1 year 4 weeks 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.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Your second post needs a different spin, Pauli||
This is an exclusive club.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Sparty has a top 20 defense? This is news to KenPom||
Their defensive efficiencies from 2014-2016: 28, 47, 51
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Jerrod Ward laughs at your disappointment...||
...and cracks three ribs.
|1 year 4 weeks 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.
|1 year 5 weeks 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.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Key difference: WHEN and AGAINST WHOM||
If his peripheral stats remained the same in B1G play, that indicates an in-year improvement, no?
|1 year 7 weeks 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.
|1 year 7 weeks 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.
|1 year 8 weeks 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...
|1 year 14 weeks 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?"
|1 year 14 weeks 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.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||I get all my fashion tips from MGoBlog||
Where I've learned that the new uniforms are always the worst ever.
|1 year 14 weeks 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.
|1 year 15 weeks 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.
|1 year 15 weeks 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).