Carlton Brundidge and Juwan Howard Jr. Come To Visit

Carlton Brundidge and Juwan Howard Jr. Come To Visit

Submitted by Everyone Murders on November 20th, 2014 at 12:20 PM

Brendan Quinn put up a nice ARTICLE on Carlton Brundidge's return to his prior home court, and Juwan Howard Jr.'s visit to his father's old stomping grounds.  Both players relished a career at Michigan, but Brundidge wanted immediate playing time (he was well-regarded out of h.s.) and Howard Jr. was not quite skilled enough in h.s. to merit a UofM scholarship.

It sounds like Brundidge has really matured well, and Howard comes off well in the article too.  Their presence certainly adds a nice element to the UofD Mercy game.  I wish these kids the best, and wish things had worked out better for Brundidge during his time with Michigan.

Baseless Speculation: Could Brundidge Return if Burke Leaves?

Baseless Speculation: Could Brundidge Return if Burke Leaves?

Submitted by JCV16 on March 27th, 2012 at 11:37 AM

If Burke decides to go pro, is there any possibility that CB might change his mind and stay with Michigan? It seems like his main gripe was playing time (somewhat understandable if he thought he was going to be relegated to 5-7 minutes a game behind Burke for his whole career), but if if Burke left CB would seem to be the near-undisputed starting PG for 2012-13.

Is there any precedent for a player announcing he's transferring and then changing his mind? Would JB take him back? Should he?  The conventional wisdom is obviously "once he's gone, he's gone" but I wonder if this particular situation might warrant an exception.



DetNews article about Carlton Brundidge transfer speculation. (edit) - He shoots it down.

DetNews article about Carlton Brundidge transfer speculation. (edit) - He shoots it down.

Submitted by markinmsp on March 1st, 2012 at 12:29 PM

DetNews has an article about Carlton Brundidge and speculation that he'll transfer.



(edit) - He shoots it down.

Horford's Season Officially Over

Horford's Season Officially Over

Submitted by Raoul on February 24th, 2012 at 3:56 PM

A Baumgardner item at quotes Beilein as saying Horford's season is over:


On Friday, Michigan basketball coach John Beilein said it doesn't make sense to chance putting the 6-foot-10 sophomore forward back into the lineup this late in the year as he continues to recover from a right foot injury.

"We're just working him hard in half court (during practice) and thinking about the future," Beilein said. "I don't think it makes much sense (to play him now).

"It's not fair to him."

Horford's injury has been unfortunate as I thought he was posed for a breakout season, and the team could have used him in a number of recent games. He'll be eligible to apply for a medical redshirt at a later date.

Also on the injury front, Carlton Brundidge returned to practice yesterday and may be ready to play in Saturday's Purdue game. He's missed several games because of complications from asthma.

"He was sick before our last trip, he had an upper respiratory infection, so he didn't make the trip," Beilein said. "He practiced (Thursday) and (could be) full-go (on Saturday)."


Some Insights Courtesy of Bacari Alexander

Some Insights Courtesy of Bacari Alexander

Submitted by MGoShoe on June 26th, 2011 at 12:10 PM

Bacari Alexander comments on the physical development of some of Michigan's players. Pretty encouraging stuff.

  • bacari34 Boy, did some of our guys work hard or what this spring! New and improved bodies. Wow! Great job fellas!
  • bacari34 Wow Evan Smotrycz is diesel! I'm hearing 235lbs! Geeze! Jon Horford up to 250! Now that's exciting! Vogrich looks bigger/taller too. Yes!!!!
  • bacari34 Jordan Morgan is more cut up it seems as well [as] Novak and Douglass. Carlton Brundidge looks fit and trim and Trey Burke has been working.
  • bacari34 Max Biefeldt looks great and is a lean, mean machine it seems. His body has really developed over the years. I'm sure pick up gms will b fun
  • bacari34 Unfortunately, we can['t] watch pick up games nor can the players report back to us. NCAA rules! We trust our players will do the right things.

Final Scout Basketball Rankings

Final Scout Basketball Rankings

Submitted by umuncfan11 on April 26th, 2011 at 12:08 PM

The final Scout basketball rankings came out today.  Trey Burke went from unranked to #94 and he will be a four-star.  Carlton Brundidge checked in at #98.  And Max Biefeldt didn't crack the top 100...he is a 3 star.  Glad to see future Michigan hoopers getting some love!

All Three 2011 Hoops Recruits in the Top 100

All Three 2011 Hoops Recruits in the Top 100

Submitted by Kilgore Trout on April 18th, 2011 at 2:35 PM

I don't know how respected MaxPreps is, but in their final top 100 all three UM recruits made the top 100. 

Brundidge = 62

Burke = 80

Biefeldt = 100

Your projected michigan basketball 2011-2012 lineup

Your projected michigan basketball 2011-2012 lineup

Submitted by vaneasy2338 on March 21st, 2011 at 10:58 PM

I know Brian already touched on this a bit in one of his recent posts, but I think this deserves its own thread with the buzz around the program. I have to be honest if Burndidge or Burke can play, I see us having a very solid 8 to 9 man rotation. I'm curious to see (if Smot countinues to develop) whether we go to a lineup with a bit more size or stick with the four guard lineup. My guess is we stay with the small lineup because I can't see either Douglass or Novak not starting as seniors.

Here's my guess:

PG: Morris/Burke/Douglass



PF:Novak/Smot/Christian or Mclimans


Just a couple of my thoughts about next season:

1. I think we need one of the backup PFs or Cs step up and become a defensive specialist. My guess is that Colton Christian can be that guy. We saw him be that guy (albeit for a short period of time) against Tennessee.

2. If Burke isn't ready to play right away, then I would have Douglass as the backup point guard with Brundidge playing 15-20 minutes a night. No reason to have Morris play 38 minutes a night again.

3. If Horford steps we are going to have a hard time getting everybody the minutes they deserve (not that this would be a bad problem). At that point I couldn't see us keeping Novak at the 4 which could create a logjam at 1,2,3.

3. I wouldn't be surprised if somehow Eso Akunne found a way to play 5 minutes a night.

Carlton Brundidge Signs MBB LOI

Carlton Brundidge Signs MBB LOI

Submitted by MGoShoe on November 16th, 2010 at 4:24 PM

According to the Freep (via, Carlton Brundidge, Michigan's first commitment of the 2011 class ("Hello" post here) has now signed and faxed his letter of intent to the Michigan basketball offices.  Brundidge joins Trey Burke who signed his LOI last week. 

Brundidge faxed his letter of intent to the Michigan basketball offices this morning, making his commitment official. Here’s Brundidge’s statement on his signing and explanation of the delay (per Detroit Free Press):

“It means a lot,” Brundidge told the Free Press. “My sister went to the school, and I like going to a program that’s improving. I want to build up Michigan. I want to be the person who helps build it up.”

He said when his father got home during the weekend, they discussed the letter, made certain it was the right decision and moved forward. “He said, ‘Carlton, are you ready to do this?’ I said, ‘Yeah, I was waiting for you,’” Brundidge recalled.

“Carlton is a physically strong, attacking combo guard that will add toughness and offensive punch to our lineup,” said [Michigan Coach John] Beilein. “He is a leader and a winner that loves to compete. We love the fact that we have added another outstanding in-state player to our program, and value the loyalty Carlton has demonstrated throughout his recruiting process. We are thrilled with his decision to become a Michigan Wolverine.”

Welcome, Carlton and thanks for making this official so this guy doesn't have to "feel like a neurotic girlfriend" anymore.  Also, excellent Facebook stalking to this guy.  Well done to all concerned.

Much speculation that since Michigan lost the Amir Williams sweepstakes, they'll bank one scholarship for use in the 2012 class.'s 2012 recruiting hotboard resides here and its very useful Scholarship Breakdown page is here.

[Edited to make it clear that the Amir Williams decision is firm. H/T Raoul.]