C J Lee to become Marist assistant coach

C J Lee to become Marist assistant coach

Submitted by Zoltanrules on July 16th, 2014 at 1:14 PM

http://www.mlive.com/wolverines/index.ssf/2014/07/cj_lee_leaves_michigan_basketb.html

Congratulations to CJ, one the finest Michigan Men on campus. He will be missed and it will be no surprise to see him continue to rise up the coaching ladder. Beilein's staff is quality from top to bottom with guys who do things the right way on and off the court. Very happy for one of my favorite former players : )

 

Michigan announces 2014-15 Basketball non-conference schedule

Michigan announces 2014-15 Basketball non-conference schedule

Submitted by Wolverine Devotee on July 15th, 2014 at 5:44 PM

Per @umichbball

 

Some notes-

 

  • Michigan will open the regular season on the day of Michigan Football's second bye week. They'll face Hillsdale from Division II. 
  • Nice to see EMU back on the schedule. 
  • Apparently Michigan will play two regional around games in the Progressive Legends Classic. Per UMHoops, it looks like Michigan will be facing Toledo and Bucknell in those regional home games.
  • New Jersey Tech actually is a D1-Independent across the board. Those are kind of rare. 
  • Whoever made this graphic misspelled Nicholls State. And, I think the game against 'Nova is on 11/24 instead of 11/25. Why would Michigan's semifinal game still needed to be decided?

 

OT: RIP Washington Generals' Player-Coach-Owner "Red" Klotz

OT: RIP Washington Generals' Player-Coach-Owner "Red" Klotz

Submitted by chatster on July 15th, 2014 at 9:43 AM

For anyone who ever saw the Harlem Globetrotters play in person or on television before 1975, Louis “Red” Klotz, player-coach-owner of the Washington Generals, the Globetrotters’ regular opponent, might have been as important to the worldwide growth of the sport of basketball as anyone else. He died last weekend at the age of 93.

Despite decades of losing on the court to the Globetrotters, often over 200 times a year, Klotz was a member of the NBA championship Baltimore Bullets in 1948.  He may forever have the honor of being the man who made the last shot in what long was thought to have been the only game that the Globetrotters had ever lost to the "Generals" who played that game on January 25, 1971 in Martin, Tennessee as the "New Jersey Reds."  LINK

UM Bball NBA Summer League Recap 7/14

UM Bball NBA Summer League Recap 7/14

Submitted by VectorVictor05 on July 15th, 2014 at 9:39 AM

Trey struggled a bit with his shot, but did fill up the stat sheet in other ways.  Otherwise, some great all-around and efficient play from Timmy, Nik, and Darius.  Given the up and down style of the summer league, the most impressive stat may be the only 5 combined turnovers from the Bielien disciples.

T. Hardaway - 17 pts (6-12 fg), 4 reb, 3 ast, 3 stl, 1 to

N. Stauskas - 15 pts (6-8 fg), 3 reb, 2 ast, 2 to

D. Morris - 19 pts (7-12 fg), 4 reb, 4 ast, 1 to

T. Burke - 2 pts (0-6 fg), 6 reb, 6 ast, 1 stl, 1 to

GRob/JMo play at 4:30PM today and Trey plays again 8:30PM.

Mark Donnal story on Mlive

Mark Donnal story on Mlive

Submitted by BlueCube on July 14th, 2014 at 10:13 AM

There is a nice Mark Donnal story on Mlive.com . The story mentions how difficult it was for him not to play last year as he was holding his own against the starters.

The quote I liked to see was this:

 

Because of that, Donnal opted to attend both U-M summer sessions this offseason. He remained on campus, emulating last summer’s regiment of Nik Stauskas and Caris LeVert that was often cited for their breakout 2013-14 campaigns. Joined by Irvin, LeVert (who is recovering from injury) and sophomore point Derrick Walton Jr., Donnal logged added hours in the gym and on the court. The group visited with U-M strength and conditioning coach Jon Sanderson “nearly every day,” in Donnal’s estimation. Three days a week focused on weight lifting. Some days consisted primarily of stretching, agility drills or endurance training.
Donnal noted his biggest emphasis has been “developing my body and fine-tuning everything -- working on post moves and making sure my jumper is alright.”

It sounds like he is confident and ready to go.

Stauskas debut

Stauskas debut

Submitted by Double-D on July 13th, 2014 at 12:35 PM

Not a bad stat linr for Nik.  Sounds like he is shaking up the roster.  Two steals and two blocks?  Hard work, talent, and confidence is going to add up to a long NBA career.

"Stauskas posted 14 points on 4-of-9 shooting, tying forward Quincy Acy for the team lead in scoring, and added three assists, two steals, two blocks and three turnovers."

http://www.mlive.com/wolverines/index.ssf/2014/07/nik_stauskas_impresse…