Coach B w Andy Katz podcast

Coach B w Andy Katz podcast

Submitted by pryoo on April 24th, 2018 at 11:44 PM
Stumbled across this podcast today, Coach Beilein comes in after the 18 min mark. The man hasn't taken a break, hitting the recruiting trail right after the championship game. Also brings up the point that we won about 60 games the last 2 years and we're losing the top 6 players that helped us do so, 7 if Matthews leaves. Future is very bright, I hope we give the freshman time to adjust and learn the offense (and defense!) as they will certainly improve come March next year. Can't wait to see what our coach is able to do with all this young talent! https://www.ncaa.com/news/basketball-men/article/2018-04-24/march-madne…

OT: Rick Pitino Rumored to be Candidate for Detroit Mercy Job

OT: Rick Pitino Rumored to be Candidate for Detroit Mercy Job

Submitted by MGoBlue7523 on April 23rd, 2018 at 11:45 PM
The Detroit Mercy coaching search continues to wind all over the map...Would fit the "small, Catholic" school profile that Pitino is said to be looking for. However, UDM is an Adidas school so that would seem to create some conflicts.

Final 2018 Basketball COMPOSITE Rankings

Final 2018 Basketball COMPOSITE Rankings

Submitted by SailingNomad on April 19th, 2018 at 10:46 PM

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.

2018-19 Michigan Basketball B1G slate announced

2018-19 Michigan Basketball B1G slate announced

Submitted by Wolverine Devotee on April 19th, 2018 at 3:04 PM

http://www.bigten.org/sports/m-baskbl/spec-rel/041918aae.html

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

Potential basketball transfers. Out of the running for Matt Mooney, but in for Dachon Burke?

Potential basketball transfers. Out of the running for Matt Mooney, but in for Dachon Burke?

Submitted by robbyt003 on April 18th, 2018 at 11:37 AM

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.

LINK predicting Dachon Burke (he would have to sit out a year).  Dachon Burke STATS

Has anyone else heard any other names as potential transfers (grad or not)?

Why John Beilein is 1st on Michigan's basketball Mt. Rushmore

Why John Beilein is 1st on Michigan's basketball Mt. Rushmore

Submitted by PeteM on April 16th, 2018 at 9:42 PM

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:

 https://www.michigandaily.com/section/basketball/john-beilein-michigan-…

 

If Moe Should Go

If Moe Should Go

Submitted by rockydude on April 14th, 2018 at 10:02 PM

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?

Which freshman cager will have the biggest impact this season?

Which freshman cager will have the biggest impact this season?

Submitted by Eastside Maize on April 14th, 2018 at 6:39 PM
I watched the World team beat the US squad at the Nike Hoops Summit yesterday. Ignas Brazdeikis had a line of 9 pts, 4 reb, 3 ast, 1 steal. Iggy can get to the rim and finish, proof positive was a drive & finish over Bol Bol. I was torn between DeJulius and Iggy, but I think Iggy will have a bigger impact next season. What say you?