Another recruit that Beilein identified early and missed out on is headed to the NBA. He's gonna be a nice role player in the NBA. Good size, very good vision, and solid shooter. Glad to avoid playing him in 2018-2019.
Sports twitter has gone plaid tonight with the posting of this article on The Ringer:
Yes, that's right: It looks like Philadelphia 76ers GM Bryan Colangelo has been using burner twitter accounts, and he's been using them to bring the salt.
Yes, that's an alleged Colangelo burner account knifing his own player in the back. He also takes shots at the guy who took over for him in Toronto, and at his predecessor at the Sixers, Sam Hinkie.
Speaking of which:
So twitter is naturally having fun with this. Some Michigan guys are speculating what Dave Brandon burner accounts would look like. The obvious answer, of course, is that he already lurks among us. Others have tossed out thoughts on which college football coaches would most likely have a burner account (Lane Kiffin!) or traded good-natured barbs at each other.
In short, it's a lovely evening.
Say, what would a DB burner spend time doing on here, anyway?
Tomorrow is the deadline and I've heard rumblings that he's leaning towards declaring. I've never been one to criticize a player's decision to go pro, but I think Matthews going pro would be a mistake, and not just for my own selfish reasons
Villanova sophomore Donte DiVincenzo will remain in the 2018 NBA Draft and forgo his remaining collegiate eligibility, sources told Yahoo.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) May 29, 2018
The Final Four Most Outstanding Player had strong Combine, has performed well in team workouts.
This is noteworthy considering Michigan will face Villanova in the Gavitt Classic next season. Nova will lose a lot in Brunson, Bridges, Speilman and DiVincenzo. Charles Matthews have tomorrow to decide to stay or come back to Michigan.
With the NBA Championship starting Thursday, can you name the five U-M players who have NBA Champiosnhip rings? I couldn't - I got four of the five.
According to my research, here's the list. See how many you guessed:
Bob Harrison (three championships in the 1950s with the Minneapolis Lakers)
Cazzie Russell (1970 with the Knicks)
Mike McGee (two championships with the Lakers, 1982 and 1985)
Glen Rice (2000 with the Lakers)
Juwan Howard (2012 and 2013 with the Miami Heat)
We also had three players who won ABA championships - Craig Dill, John Clawson and Oliver Darden.
Conference USA will be moving to a conference schedule that is a round robin and then "podding" teams into categories, with teams in a pod playing each other again. This is very similar to Brian's proposed Big Ten schedule.
"We're going to play 13 games and your travel partner twice, which would be Western Kentucky for us," said D'Antoni. "Then they are going to seed the schools. If you finish in the top five, No. 1 through No. 5 will play each other for the next four games to get 18 games.
They are hoping that this will increase their chances to get a second team into the tournament.