OT- Basketball player scores in own net in Greek playoff game

OT- Basketball player scores in own net in Greek playoff game

Submitted by bacon on April 23rd, 2016 at 11:20 PM
Jermaine Marshall (former PSU and ASU guard) scored in his own basket as time expired in a playoff game, with his team leading by 2. Needless to say the game went to overtime and his team lost and was eliminated from the playoffs. Everyone else is distraught and he is clueless. Pretty funny. http://espn.go.com/espn/story/_/id/15311922/jermaine-marshall-former-ar…

MBB: 2016 wing Aleem Ford to Wisconsin

MBB: 2016 wing Aleem Ford to Wisconsin

Submitted by Erik_in_Dayton on April 23rd, 2016 at 4:41 PM
This per Jeff Goodman among others. Coach Beilein & Co. recently took a look at the three-star 6'7" forward out of Bradenton, FL (a great place to visit, btw). It would be hard to argue that this is a loss, but we do have to assume that he will bank in a 60 footer to beat Michigan at some point.

OT: 30 year old HS basketball player arrested after lying about age

OT: 30 year old HS basketball player arrested after lying about age

Submitted by lilpenny1316 on April 21st, 2016 at 10:27 AM

http://windsorstar.com/news/local-news/border-officials-arrest-man-who-was-attending-windsor-high-school-as-a-teen

Kid Man played right across the river from Detroit in Windsor.  I'm not sure if he lied about his age to get out of Sudan, where he's from.  Either way, please remove him from your prospective 2018 hoops roster.  

Best quote on the whole situation:

@HoopsHypeCA @ofsaabasketball @TheWindsorStar what pisses me of more about this is that this man dunked on me.

MBB: Michigan is looking at Kostas Antetokounmpo ('16)

MBB: Michigan is looking at Kostas Antetokounmpo ('16)

Submitted by Erik_in_Dayton on April 18th, 2016 at 11:00 AM

This is from UMHoops via Sam Webb (original article is paywalled).  Antetokounmpo is the younger brother of Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Bucks.  He's 6'11" and apparently pretty raw.

 

http://www.umhoops.com/2016/04/18/recruiting-notebook-open-scholarship-…

More articles on Antetokounmpo:

http://www.scout.com/college/basketball/recruiting/story/1632824-high-m…

http://www.todaysu.com/recruiting/cbb-recruiting/undeclared-wants-kosta…

A highlight showing his size and athleticism:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4waZe1UD2Mg

 

Michigan has an interesting scholarship situation with regard to '17-'18.  Xavier Simpson will be the only true PG on the roster as of right now.  And all of Michigan's small forward types will be seniors (I'm counting Ibi Watson as a two and DJ Wilson as a five). 

Semi-OT: What has LaVall Jordan gotten himself into at UWM?

Semi-OT: What has LaVall Jordan gotten himself into at UWM?

Submitted by robpollard on April 15th, 2016 at 10:43 AM

Didn't see this posted, but I've seen a couple different stories recently about the clusterf*ck that is the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (aka the "Milwaukee Panthers") athletic department. This does not sound good for new hire/former UM asst LaVall Jordan.

- Here's a story from a couple days ago. Title: "Jordan in at Milwaukee, but was the process botched?"

http://www.wtmj.com/sports/college/exclusive-uwm-had-milwaukee-native-tj-otzelberger-tabbed-but-hired-lavall-jackson

5-sec summary: The very descriptive URL tells you.

- Then, the 16-year radio play-by-play guy quit yesterday, and went off on Instagram.

http://deadspin.com/uw-milwaukee-radio-play-by-play-guy-quits-burns-every-1771178090

5-sec summary: UWM is full of idiots. His advice: "Win and get out quick, because long-term is fatal at UWM athletics."

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I feel bad for the Jordan. It takes a lot of work for assistants to get their shot, and UWM (on the surface) would seem like a decent one, as they occasionally make the tourney. Looks like that is likely not the case.

Notes on basketball banquet

Notes on basketball banquet

Submitted by PeteM on April 13th, 2016 at 9:52 PM

I had a chance to attend to the basketball banquet tonight, and thought I'd share some of what happened.  Spike and Caris spoke, and both did a nice job.  Spike said about his parents that "without them I wouldn't be here, literally", and added that Beilein told him when offering a scholarship that "you'll either make me look like a genius or get me fired".  Caris was more serious, talking about and thanking his mom who raised him and brother alone after his dad passed away 6 years ago.  

The awards included the standard (MVP, most improved etc), and joke awards, the players vote on.  In the latter category, Spike got best dressed, DJ was named most likely to get married first, and Kam was voted both the best dancer and the player who talks the most but knows the least. 

Zak was named MVP (I thought maybe it would go to Walton) and team leader, MAAR got most improved and the hustle award, and Walton got the rebounding and assists award.  Aubrey got best 6th man, which made me wonder how much we'll miss him next year.

The video at end was a good summary of the ups and downs, and included a number of baskets by Ricky and Aubrey which I thought was classy given they aren't staying.  And just a general observation is that the players looked like they were having a good time.  When Beilein talked about Spike Derrick pumped his fist in support, and overall they seemed to be a tightknit group.

OT: MSU's Deyonta Davis signs with agent, enters NBA Draft

OT: MSU's Deyonta Davis signs with agent, enters NBA Draft

Submitted by LS And Play on April 12th, 2016 at 11:56 AM

It is a rare day when Tim Izzo loses a guy early to the draft, let alone after one year. Per Jeff Goodman:

 

Michigan State freshman Deyonta Davis will sign with an agent and leave college after one year, the school announces. Potential lottery pick

— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) April 12, 2016

Horford and Morgan are Teammates Again in D-League

Horford and Morgan are Teammates Again in D-League

Submitted by BursleyHall82 on April 11th, 2016 at 2:31 PM

This isn't breaking news, but Jordan Morgan and Jon Horford are teammates again, playing for the Canton Charge in the D-League. Their team is in the Eastern Conference finals. Looks like J-Mo just joined the team a week or so ago.

http://canton.dleague.nba.com/news/charge-advance-east-finals/