We likely all remember that McGary's success in the tournament apparently had something to do with him losing weight. Dylan over at UMoops noted the other day that he was listed at 266 lbs at the Nike Academy and worried that he'd added his old, bad weight back. It turns out that isn't true. Someone watching the camp tweetered that he looks "downright svelte," and the big fella sent out a pic of himself with Anthony Davis (I can't get the thing to embed) in which he looks pretty fit. It seems like things continue to be on the upswing with our favorite unicycle-riding big man.
PS: Read UMHoops if you don't already (I have no connection to it). It's about Michigan! And basketball! And Michigan basketball!
Still no 2015 commits for Kim Barnes Arico and the Michigan basketball program, but they today picked up a 2017 commit—5-8 guard Brelynn "Bre" Hampton-Bey—after getting a pledge from Akienreh Johnson in the 2016 class last week. Having attending Springfield Middle School, Hampton-Bey will join Johnson at Toledo Rogers High School this fall. Hampton-Bey also plays AAU ball for the same program as Johnson—the Toledo Vipers.
There's little available on the web about Hampton-Bey—which isn't surprising given that she just finished 8th grade—but If I come across anything else I'll post it here or in the recruiting board thread. I did find this video of her dunking—but certainly not on a 10-foot rim. There's another video of her supposedly dunking on 9.5-foot rim, so perhaps that's the height here.
i hope it's wrong. he has Trey going to OKC (a terrible situation for him) with the 12th pick.
he also has THJ to LAC with the 25 pick (which in my opinion would be a good situation).
if Trey really got stuck behind Russell Westbrook and fell to 12 that would be awful. here's hoping Chad Ford is wrong again.
I'm hoping my fellow MGoBloggers might be able to help me out:
I have a 12 year old son who has become a huge basketball fan this past year. He plays PG for a city basketball team where we live in Ulsan, South Korea (안녕하세요). This is my proud-father opportunity to mention that he was tournament MVP for the last two tournaments.
I coach his team, and we spend a lot of time talking basketball. It has developed into one of those marvelous father-child opportunities that parents cherish. It's been fun introducing him to the basketball of my youth - 1989 Championship, Fab Five, and the Bad Boys.
He is especially interested in the Fab Five (having seen the doc and having read the Mitch Album book) and the Bad Boys. I have searched tirelessly for downloads of games for either team but can't find anything that is current and being seeded. Is there a specialized but less publicized place to find older sports downloads?
Does anyone know where I can download or watch any Fab Five or Bad Boy games? I would be very appreciative and you'd make my Trey-Burke-uniform-wearing-Michigander-boy-in-Korea very happy and connected to his home.
EDIT: and for discussion purposes, which games do you think would be the best and most essential viewing?
Fab Five - it is painful just thinking about the finals loss to Duke and NC. This game is the only game that we could find, via YouTube and extra low-quality. The 92-93 Kentucky game was classic. Which Fab Five victory do you think would be essential viewing?
Bad Boys - really the greatest era of the NBA. Clashes between Bird's Celtics, Barkley's 76'ers, Magic's Lakers, and that one guy named Jordan. Many classic series. I'm trying to find the 1988 Pistons loss to the Lakers in game 6 of the finals - the phantom foul game. I believe that was one of the classic NBA serices, with the Pistons losing in 7 games. Argh. But the next two championships sort of eases that pain. I'm also trying to find one gave vs. the Bulls (1990), Celtics (1988), and the finals vs. the Trailblazers (1990).
Trey Burke signed autographs tonight at the Champs Sports in Times Square. There were hundreds of fans on line, so he wasn't able to spend much time with each guest. But he was very nice and respectful. When I asked him to sign a maize and blue shoe on which I have other MBB player signatures, he recognized those and laughed and also complimented my shoe. Also, whenever anyone asked him what he's heard about who is going to pick him, he pretty much punted on the question; he's been well coached.
...and the sun comes up in the East, I know.
There are 10 Players invited to the draft day green room; the list is in the link:
Ken Berger reports that the clippers and celtics have reached an agreement to release Doc out of his contract and to sign with the Clippers for a 3 year, 21 million dollar deal. The celtics would recieve a 2015 1st round pick. However for now it seems as if Kevin Garnett is to remain a celtic....for now
I don't know if anybody else saw this today, but Trey Burke had a segment on Sportscenter today where he sat down with Jalen Rose and Bill Simmons. The video isn't up on ESPN.com yet, but it'll probably be running for the rest of the day.
The highlights of it were Trey comparing himself to Chris Paul, and Bill Simmons calling him "the one sure thing" in this year's draft. Other than that, he talks about how people who doubt him (particularly those who call him out on twitter) motivate him to work harder. Jalen Rose also comments on how he loves Trey's attitude towards his critics. It's a good piece if you get the chance to see it, and if anybody finds the link to the video, please feel free to post it in the thread below.
Brunson, a 6-foot-2 point guard, is a five-star prospect and ranked as the top point guard in his class and #20 overall according to ESPN.com. Brunson received the offer while on an unofficial visit to Michigan on Saturday.
*embed fail, highlights below*