Mark Donnal reclassifies to Junior

Mark Donnal reclassifies to Junior

Submitted by alum96 on November 9th, 2015 at 9:08 AM

This doesn't mean much near term but it would appear the writing is on the wall longer term.  Not a surprise considering the struggles and lack of physicality last year but what a far cry from the tales of spring 2013 when he was "tearing up Jordan Morgan" in practice.

You talkin' about practice?!!

http://www.mlive.com/wolverines/index.ssf/2015/11/mark_donnal_reclassif…

The 6-foot-9, 240-pound Monclova, Ohio, native is now listed as junior, a change from when the roster was updated for the 2015-16 season in mid-July.

A U-M team spokesman confirmed that Donnal's status was modified "a few weeks ago," but did not provide a statement as to why.  Regardless of Michigan's classification, Donnal has three seasons of NCAA eligibility remaining.

OT: Pistons storm back to defeat Trailblazers 120-103 on the road

OT: Pistons storm back to defeat Trailblazers 120-103 on the road

Submitted by Dilla Dude on November 8th, 2015 at 11:45 PM

Did any MGoPistons fans catch this game? Down by as many as 18 in the 3rd quarter, the Pistons outscored Portland 41-11 in the fourth to defeat Portland 120-103 on the road.

Reggie Jackson scored 26 of his 40 points in the 4th, and Drummond tallied 29 points and 27 rebounds.

Tonight's game was the second of a six-game road trip, and the win brings the Stones to 5-1 on the season. It's early, to be sure, but for the first time in a long time I'm excited for the future of Pistons basetball.

Reminder: Michigan bball plays tomorrow

Reminder: Michigan bball plays tomorrow

Submitted by robbyt003 on November 5th, 2015 at 10:13 AM

Tomorrow night at 7pm ET, Michigan will host Le Moyne basketball in an exhibition game.  This will be a battle of the Beileins and is Patrick Beileins first game as a head coach.

Maizenbrew has a nice article about the father vs son matchup

It looks like the game will air on BTN Plus and so will next Fridays game vs Northern Michigan.  It may be worth the 1 month subscription to catch both games.  

First Playing Time for Glenn Robinson III + other UM NBA Players.

First Playing Time for Glenn Robinson III + other UM NBA Players.

Submitted by Smoothitron on November 4th, 2015 at 9:48 PM

In his first playing time for the Pacers, GRIII made a big impact with 10 points on 3-4 shooting(4/5 FT); he also chipped in 2 boards and a steal in 19 minutes.  Perhaps most importantly, he found himself on the floor with the score tied and less than a minute left against Evan Turner, Jared Sullinger and the Celtics.  The preseason noise about his development might not be the mirage it appeared to be after starting the season with 4 straight DNPs.

Stauskas started again for the Sixers and currently has 14 points, 5 boards, and 2 assists in the 3rd quarter, albeit not very efficiently(5/14 FG, 3/10 3pt)

Tim Hardaway and Mitch McGary's teams are both in action tonight, although neither have played.  McGary has 4 quality big men in front of him in OKC, while Tim Hardaway appears to be the literal last man off the bench for Atlanta at this point.

 

Final lines:

Robinson: 10 PTS, 3-4 FG, 4-5 FT, 2 REB, 1 STL, 1 TO, 19 Minutes
Stauskas: 14 PTS, 5-19 FG, 3-14 3PT, 1-1 FT, 7 REB, 4 AST, 4 TO, 35 Minutes
Hardaway: DNP-CD
McGary: DNP-CD
Burke: 17 PTS, 7-13 FG, 1-4 3PT, 2-2 FT, 2 REB, 1 STL, 2 TO, 26 Minutes
Crawford: 8 PTS, 4-15 FG, 0-3 3PT, 5 REB, 1 AST, 1 STL, 20 Minutes

Women's Hoops Hello: Kysre Gondrezick

Women's Hoops Hello: Kysre Gondrezick

Submitted by Raoul on November 4th, 2015 at 3:44 PM

Kim Barnes Arico wrapped up her 2016 recruiting class in a big way by getting an in-state commitment from Kysre Gondrezick, a 5-9 combo guard out of Benton Harbor HS who's a consensus top 100 player. She picked the Wolverines over Baylor, Texas A&M, and Penn State. She's ranked #30 by Blue Star, #43 by ASGR, and #70 by espnW. Her espnW page includes this scouting report from July:

Smooth lead-guard with consistent offensive game; handles and distributes in transition game; mid-range game creator delivers in traffic; developing deep threat consistency; among the stock risers in the 2016 class.

Here's another recent eval from Blue Star:

College ready game…understands how to create space and get shot off while defended…ballhandling is proficient with both hands…can get to any spot on the floor and make a play.

This commitment is also important in another way: Gondrezick is the first in-state player that Coach Arico has landed during her time at Michigan. And this will also ratchet up the Michigan-MSU rivalry in women's hoops a bit more, as Kysre's sister Kalabrya is a freshman guard for the Spartans.

Quick Roundup: Wolverines in the NBA

Quick Roundup: Wolverines in the NBA

Submitted by HailChicago on November 4th, 2015 at 1:21 PM
A week into the season, here's a roundup on how Belein's boys have fared.
 
Of note: GRIII, Nik, and THJ have all changed unis this year, but only Nik has taken advantage so far. He's getting more minutes with Philly already; let's hope he can continue to earn more. Unfortunately, THJ is fighting against a logjam of wings/guards, as he is yet to be activated (extra surprising considering ATL gave up a first round pick for him).
 
As noted in previous threads, TB3 is coming off the bench, but great to see that he has improved game over game, scoring 0, 13, and 15 points in the first three games. Small sample size, but important that he's accepted/adjusted to his bench role (despite being tabbed my many to start after Exum went down).
 
Nik still probably has the bet shot at making the best mark in the league -- if he keeps shooting like has and cotinues to improve his D, he has the best shot to stick around.
  • GRIII: Has not played
  • Mitch: 1 GP, 4 min of play
  • Nik: 2 GP, 1 GS, 13.5 PPG, 43.8% 2P%, 41.7% 3P%
  • TB3: 3 GP, 0 GS, 8.3 PPG, .47.8% 2P%, 33.3% 3P%, 3.3 APG
  • THJ: Has not played