Derryck Thornton (MBB Recruit) to Reclassify to 2015?

Derryck Thornton (MBB Recruit) to Reclassify to 2015?

Submitted by MGoChippewa on December 18th, 2014 at 12:02 PM

Adam Zagoria of ZagsBlog is reporting that Louisville has offered 5* PG Derryck Thornton, a Michigan basketball target for the c/o 2016, as a 2015 prospect.  According to Zagoria, Thornton's father has said that it's unlikely he would re-classify, but the family is considering the possibility.  If Thornton does indeed re-classify to 2015, it may help Michigan's chances.  Michigan and Duke are the top two teams for Thornton right now, based on 247's Crystal Ball tool.  Thornton may have some hesitation about committing to Duke before he knows whether or not stud freshman PG Tyus Jones will leave for the NBA.  Same goes for Louisville and Terry Rozier.  Although UofM has their own incumbent at the PG spot, Beilein has played two PGs for long stretches of time this year, an idea that may be attractive to Thornton.

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How to solve Michigan basketball issues

How to solve Michigan basketball issues

Submitted by ThadMattasagoblin on December 14th, 2014 at 8:56 AM

I'm not sure that there's much you can do at this point. We are way too young everywhere and our experienced players are all injured. We need to find someway to score. Irvin, Walton and Spike need to take it to the bucket either by ball screens or isolation. That will lead to kick outs for threes or lay ins. In the offseason we need to make sure Levert comes back. I think it's mutually beneficial as he'd rise on the boards next year when he's not being asked to do everything and being the man who's focused on completely by the opposition. Also, at this point it's evident we need to recruit someone in 2015 at center or the wings. If you can get a 4/5 star 5 man then you can move Donnal to the 4. If these things happen then I think we can be back to big ten contention next year.

OT: Hypothetical: kentucky vs. 76ers

OT: Hypothetical: kentucky vs. 76ers

Submitted by Gucci Mane on December 12th, 2014 at 11:25 PM
A little while ago many on this board were arguing whether or not Kentucky would win any games in an NBA season. Some claimed that Kentucky would go 0-82, while others thought a handful of wins was more likely. Here is a very interesting article I just stumbled upon that attempts to answer the question.

To those that don't want to click, the 76ers would only beat kentucky 74% of the time at home and only 56% on the road. http://fivethirtyeight.com/datalab/kentucky-would-lose-to-the-76ers-at-…

Spike Dealing With Lower Body Injury

Spike Dealing With Lower Body Injury

Submitted by Sports on December 11th, 2014 at 4:24 PM

In a Freep interview (sorry) Spike revealed that he has had a lower body injury that is seriously limiting him in games and practice. Surgery may be necessary, but a decision has been made to wait until the offseason, given the operation's long recovery time.

 

http://www.freep.com/story/sports/college/university-michigan/wolverines/2014/12/11/michigan-basketball-spike-albrecht/20259483/

2016 PG Cassius Winston scores 33 points with John Beilein in attendance

2016 PG Cassius Winston scores 33 points with John Beilein in attendance

Submitted by Dilla Dude on December 11th, 2014 at 3:31 PM


2016 PG Cassius Winston scored 33 points in a 76-72 win over Detroit East English Village on Wednesday. John Beilein was in attendance, and had to be pleased with Winston's performance against one of the better teams in the Detroit area:


 

Basketball Injuries

Basketball Injuries

Submitted by APMGoBlue on December 11th, 2014 at 9:58 AM

Beilein says it isn't an excuse, but it is what it is... a young team fighting both injuries and a massive learning curve is going to struggle.

"We have a couple of injuries that have been significant in these games that have (made it) hard for our guys to practice and do things, but it's not an excuse," Beilein said.

http://www.mlive.com/wolverines/index.ssf/2014/12/john_beilein_says_mic…