Jalen Rose backs Brandon/Thinks Les Miles should be hired

Jalen Rose backs Brandon/Thinks Les Miles should be hired

Submitted by Chameleon Eyes on October 23rd, 2014 at 4:15 PM

http://michigan.247sports.com/Bolt/Rose-Keep-Brandon-Hire-Les-Miles-32274129      Title says it all. At this point, I'm just hoping things don't cool down enough for Dave Brandon to stick around.

Jalen/Bill Simmons preview the Kings and discuss Stauskas

Jalen/Bill Simmons preview the Kings and discuss Stauskas

Submitted by FabFiver5 on October 21st, 2014 at 2:06 PM

Jalen and Bill Simmons have been releasing their team-by-team previews for each NBA club and the Sacramento Kings version discusses Nik Stauskas quite a bit. They both seem to agree that he'll be a good pro, but he's not necessarily on the right team at the moment.

Should be interesting to watch his development (plus Mitch + GR3's) going forward.

WATCH HERE

Bonus link - Pistons preview HERE

Jalen Rose Appreciation Thread !

Jalen Rose Appreciation Thread !

Submitted by RealJabrill on March 5th, 2014 at 11:31 PM

The stock on Michigan Basketball couldn't be hotter right now and alot of credit goes to where it should - like Beilein and his coaching staff, and the players.  The last few years have brought acclaim and fun basketball back to Ann Arbor.  Michigan recruits good kids who represent the school well.  And, we're competitive with the elite programs and improving year by year.

But, I've noticed that members of the community have been dogging Jalen for being so vociferous about inclusion of the Fab 5's inclusion back to the fold.  I, for one, think it  could have a good effect on the school.  Alot of ppl now a days dont even know the history of the team and its iconic brand of basketball.  But alot of ppl do and I'm glad that Beilein and Co. have been so receptive of their input and support.  

Jalen Rose wasnt implicated in the Martin Scandal and by all measures has been a model for the school.   He had an illustrious NBA career and has become a solid broadcaster and personality.  His Grantland segments are gold.  He loves Michigan almost as much as he loves himself.  So, why begrudge him to use his platform to try to get what he wants.  It might be what is best for the school.

Jalen Rose: "[UM does not] have a family-type atmosphere"

Jalen Rose: "[UM does not] have a family-type atmosphere"

Submitted by MGoBender on January 24th, 2014 at 5:35 PM

Submitted without commentary, Jalen Rose knocked UM for their treatment of former players:

“Every Michigan coach has left unceremoniously, even the greatest coach in the University of Michigan history, the only coach that’s taken the school to three Final Fours and well as won a national championship, Steve Fisher, and also the Fab Five – Jalen Rose, Chris Webber, Juwan Howard, Ray Jackson, Jimmy King – who played in two Final Fours and national championship games, two of the seven that the university has had since the 1900s,” Rose continued, his voice rising.

“So when you’re not able to have a family-type atmosphere where everybody feels welcome and feels like their contribution to the school is noted from a basketball and or football perspective, the relationships become fractured, and that’s something Michigan has to improve on. Michigan State, when you watch their games, it could be a guy that averaged two points, but the fans are going to celebrate him and treat him like he’s family. That’s why Michigan has lagged behind Michigan State in basketball, and frankly, right now, that’s why Michigan State has evened the playing field.”

http://detroit.cbslocal.com/2014/01/24/jalen-rose-predicts-msu-victory-…

David Merritt Opens Retail Storefront on UM Campus - Needs Your Support

David Merritt Opens Retail Storefront on UM Campus - Needs Your Support

Submitted by David Merritt on November 19th, 2013 at 9:47 AM

Wolverine Nation,
 

It's always such an honor to reach out to the UM fan base. I cannot thank you all enough for your continuous support throughout the years while playing at Michigan, in addition to the various endeavors I have been involved in since my basketball career ended back in 2009. To the MGoBlog staff and all the readers out there, I just want to say thank you.
 

Because of your support, and the support of many others, my cause-based fashion brand, Merit, has opened up its very first retail storefront right in the heart of the UM campus (1113 South University). For those of you that don't know, every Merit purchase shapes the fate of students in need and helps send them to college. Not only do we donate 20% of all our revenue to fund college scholarships for underserved youth, but our very own education enrichment program (FATE) increases access to college by providing the tools and opportunities necessary for our students to graduate high school. 
 

Did I mention, the product stands on its own? We've worked extremely hard to offer tees, hats, hoodies, henleys, and accessories that are incredibly fresh and provide amazing comfort.
 

All in all, we need your support. This is an enormous endeavor and we would like the chance to be successful and become a fabric of the UM/Ann Arbor community for many years to come. So if you can, come out and support our grand opening this Wednesday, Nov 20th at 6:30 PM. If you can't, come by some other time. Tell your friends and family too. We need all the support we can get. :) Thank you for your time and GO BLUE!

 

Merit Hours: MondayWednesdayFridaySaturday12-8pm

 

 

 

 

Staying back in school to become elite basketball prospects

Staying back in school to become elite basketball prospects

Submitted by Leaders And Best on July 18th, 2013 at 9:09 AM

Didn't see this posted but really interesting story about the increasing practice of holding back basketball prospects in middle school to give them an advantage to become elite prospects. Some examples: Andrew Wiggins, Nerlens Noel, and Shabazz Muhammad. The four top rated prospects in New Jersey in 2014 & 2015 were all held back a year in middle school (including Karl Towns). The other interesting part is after some of these kids become elite, they skip their junior year to reclassify as seniors to get into the NBA earlier (Andrew Wiggins, Nerlens Noel, and Karl Towns).

NJ Star Ledger article: http://www.nj.com/hssports/blog/boysbasketball/index.ssf/2013/07/staying_back_to_get_ahead_high_school_basketball_players_are_staying_back_in_middle_school_to_get_an.html

Discussed at length on the Jalen Rose podcast:

 

OT - Jalen Rose was on Tosh.0 Tuesday night, discussing the greatest ginger Nerf basketball dunker

OT - Jalen Rose was on Tosh.0 Tuesday night, discussing the greatest ginger Nerf basketball dunker

Submitted by Maizenblueball on May 15th, 2013 at 4:17 AM

For those who may have missed it, our own Jalen Rose made an appearance on Tosh.0 Tuesday night.  Tosh was making fun of a ginger (turns out he's from Michigan) who made a video of his greatest Nerf dunks.  Jalen, Spud Webb, Bill Simmons, etc all discuss the greatness of this kid's dunking ability. 

It's late and I'm too tired to try to figure out how to embed, so click the link below, or if somebody wants to embed, feel free.

Heads up- For those watching at work, there are a couple of swear words, so you may want to close your office door, or turn down the volume on the speakers.  Enjoy.

http://tosh.comedycentral.com/video-clips/7s0un5/30-for-30-0---nerf-hoops---uncensored

Fab 5 reunion tomorrow? "Slight chance"

Fab 5 reunion tomorrow? "Slight chance"

Submitted by bluebrains98 on April 7th, 2013 at 4:58 PM

So, my interest was piqued, so I figured I'd share. During the halftime show for the Lakers-Clippers game, Magic congratulated Jalen on his alma mater's success. Some banter broke out, with the following dialog:

Question: Is there even a slight chance we'll see the Fab  in the stands tomorrow?

Jalen: There is a slight chance. I'm working the phones right now.