MBB Secret Scrimmage

MBB Secret Scrimmage

Submitted by goblue16 on October 17th, 2014 at 4:45 PM

So apparently Michigan plays there first exhibition game against Bowling green on November 1. The catch is that fans cant attend and no statistics are recorded. A team can play open exhibition games or "secret" games. Any ideas why Beilein would want to do this now? Discuss


Rutgers Basketball Preview

Rutgers Basketball Preview

Submitted by Padog on October 17th, 2014 at 3:40 PM


I decided to start at the bottom and work my way up to what I think will be the standings next year. Rutgers was not very good this year, finishing 5-13 in the not-so-good American conference. A lot of people would say, "you can only get better from here". This may be true for this Rutgers team. Rutgers loses seniors Wally Judge and J.J Moore. Jerome Seagears, D’Von Campbell, and Craig Brown are also transferring. Losing these five players means a loss of:

48% of their points 

41% of their rebounds per game

and 50% of their minutes

They do bring in 6 freshmen who, unless they contribute right away will leave Rutgers pretty awful.

So here is their projected roster:

#     Name                  HT   WT   YR   POS

11   Kadeem Jack      6-9   235   SR.  PF

Starting Power Forward, averaged 14.3 points per game with 6.8 rebounds. A close second to Mack.

4     Myles Mack         5-10   175   SR.  PG

Starting Point Guard, averaged 15 points per game with 4.3 Assists. Rutgers' best player.

0   Malick Kone          6-5   200  SR.  SF

The starting Shooting Guard, averaged 3.5 points per game last year.

3    Kerwin Okoro       6-5    215  JR.   SF

Does not play meaningful minutes.

21    Stephen Zurich    6-5    205  JR.    SF

Same as Okoro.

23    Jalen Hyde          5-8    165   JR.   PG


35    Greg Lewis          6-9    245   JR.  PF

The starting Center that has a decent rebound rate. With him starting Rutgers actually has a pretty big lineup.

10    Junior Etou          6-7     230   SO.   SF

The starting Small Forward, averaged 5.3 points per game.

33    Khalil Batie           5-10   175   SO.   PG


5     Mike Williams         6-2    190   FR.    SG

3 Star, offers from Dayton, Iowa, ST. Johns, Temple... 

2      Bishop Daniels      6-3     185   FR.    SG

3 star, no other offers

32    Ibrahima Diallo      6-10     240    FR.   C

Rawer than sushi. 3 Star

22    D.J. Foreman         6-8     230    FR.    PF

Offers from Iowa State, Minnesota, Pittsburgh…

13    Ryan Johnson        6-6     190    FR.    SG

A low ranked prospect. Supposedly he can shoot. According to Rutgers he is the next Jeremy Lamb.

40    Shaquille Doorson  6-11    275    FR.    C

Low ranked recruit. Redshirt.

15    Jake Dadika          5-11     160   FR.    PG

Preferred Walk-on

My projected starting lineup:

Point Guard: Myles Mack

Shooting Guard: Malick Kone

Small Forward: Junior Etou

Power Foward: Kadeem Jack

Center: Greg Lewis


Michigan plays Rutgers at home and on the road next year, which is favorable for us.

In all, Rutgers is a pretty small team that is losing a lot of players of. They do not have depth, or much skill. The junior class looks to have nothing so the team will rely on mostly seniors. I project Rutgers will go 4-14 and tie with Purdue for last. 

Next up... Purdue.

MSU Basketball: Leadership better this year?

MSU Basketball: Leadership better this year?

Submitted by Leaders And Best on October 16th, 2014 at 8:00 PM

This sounds an awful lot like 2014 Michigan Football in the preseason. Branden Dawson and Izzo threw Gary Harris, Adreian Payne, and Keith Appling under the bus at Media Day. And the last guy that should probably be talking about leadership is Branden Dawson after the whole "Dakich made me punch a table" incident last season.

"They were just so quiet," Dawson said about last season's veterans. "Not trying to throw those guys under the bus but this year, our communication is better. I talk a lot. Denzel is talking a lot and Travis is too. ... As far as this year, we're all on the same page."

His coach agrees. Izzo kicked off Big Ten Media Day by addressing leadership challenges that he doesn't expect to affect the team this year.

"I think [this is] a team with the same kind of passion we had last year, the same kind of camaraderie, but a little better leadership," he said. "Last year just wasn't ... it wasn't a strength of our team. It wasn't necessarily a weakness, but we had, we didn't have quite the leadership that I think we have with Travis Trice and Denzel Valentine."



OT: Chris Webber part of group to buy Atlanta Hawks

OT: Chris Webber part of group to buy Atlanta Hawks

Submitted by Vengeful Barbarian on October 16th, 2014 at 11:54 AM

Adrian Wojnarowski reports that Chris Webber is part of group insteresting in buying the Atlanta Hawks.

Five-time NBA All-Star Chris Webber is part of a potential ownership group that has submitted a letter of interest to the NBA about its desire to purchase the Atlanta Hawks, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

Webber would have a modest financial investment in the partnership, but is expected to emerge as a face of the bid with an ultimate goal of becoming a prominent figure on the basketball side for the Hawks, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

story here: http://sports.yahoo.com/news/sources--chris-webber-joins-group-interest…


At first I was confused as to how Chris webber could afford to buy an NBA team, but luckily I came across this very interesting article from People with Money magazine that broke it all down.

It's been a rough year for the basketball player, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 41-year-old Chris Webber has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid basketball players for 2014 with an estimated $96 million in combined earnings.


In 2012 it looked like the basketball player’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, he was back on top. People With Money reports on Wednesday (October 15) that Webber is the highest-paid basketball player in the world, pulling in an astonishing $96 million between September 2013 and September 2014, a nearly $60 million lead over his closest competition.


The American basketball player has an estimated net worth of $275 million. He owes his fortune to smart stock investments, substantial property holdings, lucrative endorsement deals with CoverGirl cosmetics. He also owns several restaurants (the “Fat Webber Burger” chain) in Washington, a Football Team (the “Detroit Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderwebber - US), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Chris) and a fashion line called “Chris Webber Seduction”.


Yes, Chris Webber is not actually the highest paid basketball player, as that people with money article is satire, but he is actually part of a group trying to buy the Atlanta Hawks. Anyway, it gave me a laugh at least so thought I'd share it.


B1G Hoops Preseason Poll: Michigan 5th

B1G Hoops Preseason Poll: Michigan 5th

Submitted by MGoLesher on October 15th, 2014 at 9:59 AM

B1G Media Day was today for basketball, and the preseason rankings voted by the media are out: 

1) Wisconsin 378 points
2) Ohio State 322
3) Michigan State 305
4) Nebraska 299
5) Michigan 286
6) Minnesota 226
7) Iowa 214
8) Illinois 196
9) Indiana 163
10) Maryland 162
11) Purdue 95
12) Penn State 84
13) Northwestern 78
14) Rutgers 27

Source: http://www.freep.com/story/sports/college/university-michigan/2014/10/1…

MBB Preseason Predictions

MBB Preseason Predictions

Submitted by goblue16 on October 14th, 2014 at 1:19 PM

With Big ten media only 2 days away Brendan F. Quinn  wrote an article on mlive about his preseason Big Ten predictions. Interesting read and wanted to discuss because BASKETBALL!!! Thoughts??


Projected Big Ten Standings
1) Wisconsin 
2) Ohio State
3) Michigan 
4) Nebraska
5) Michigan State
6) Illinois
7) Iowa
8) Maryland 
9) Minnesota 
10) Indiana
11) Northwestern
12) Purdue
13) Penn State
14) Rutgers

Preseason All-Big Ten Team
Sam Dekker, F, Wisconsin
Yogi Ferrell, G, Indiana 
Frank Kaminsky, F, Wisconsin
Terran Petteway, G, Nebraska
Derrick Walton Jr., G, Michigan

Player of the Year
Sam Dekker, F, Wisconsin

Stauskas surprised by reaction to "white comment" (no money shot)

Stauskas surprised by reaction to "white comment" (no money shot)

Submitted by Autocracy Now on October 9th, 2014 at 5:49 AM

ESPN's got the story. Overblown, but a good view into his early NBA experiences.

In my opinion, he should have also mentioned that players tend to go after Canadians. Terrible problem.