As noted by a couple of users in the 247 rankings thread, the composite was updated this afternoon now that Rivals, ESPN, and 247 have all released their final 2018 rankings. There are a couple of small changes from earlier today (and one large drop for Nunez):
Ignas Brazdeikis: 36th / 4-star
Brandon Johns: 65th / 4-star
David DeJulius: 98th / 4-star
Colin Castleton: 117th / 4-star
Adrien Nunez: 291st(!) / 3-star
Not sure what happened with the Nunez composite ranking - earlier today he was at 216. Regarless, we end up with 1 Top 50 recruit and 3 total in the Top 100. Four 4-star recruits and one 3-star recruit.
For those interested, Taylor Currie ended up at as a 3-star at 191. Also, Indiana still has a chance to bring the Big 10 it's lone Top 10 recruit if they can sign Romeo Langford (6th in the composite). He would join Jalen Smith (14th in the composite / signed with Maryland) as the lone 5-star recruits in the B1G for 2018.
Home: vs Nebraska, vs Ohio State, vs Purdue
Road: at Illinois, at Iowa, at Rutgers
Home/Road: Indiana, Maryland, Michigan State, Minnesota, Northwestern, Penn State, Wisconsin
LINK for Matt Mooney
On Monday, he indicated he’d narrowed the choices for his next school down to Texas Tech, Creighton, Arizona State, Northwestern and Utah State.
With Ibi Watson transferring, and Wagner going pro, Michigan has 1 available scholarship and he seemed like the perfect option.
Has anyone else heard any other names as potential transfers (grad or not)?
I recall a post 4 or 5 years ago ranking Michigan basketball coaches. Everyone agreed that Beilein was up there, but some thought that Fisher, Orr or Strack (all great coaches) had done as much or more. As someone who has had tickets since the late 90s I think that this article does an excellent job of summarizing how far we've come. The 2009 tournament bid was a revelation (Crisler was half full for the televised announcement), and back then the idea that we'd be finalists twice in 5 years was something that no one would've thought possible.
In any case, this article puts what Beilein has accomplished in the last decade in outstanding perspective and I think is worth a read:
Where should Moe go, you know?
Ok, I apologize for that. But, what would your pick be for the NBA landing place for our favorite Berliner?
I'll take the easy one, and let someone more savvy think of something smart. Golden State, with all the shooting that they already have, could provide a unique opportunity: can you imagine the pick and pop, and probably offensive sets specific to the talent of that personnel set?
Ok, what else do you have for me?