UMHoops Spain Game Highlights, Video, Recap ($$$)

Submitted by Bambi on August 21st, 2018 at 11:35 AM

UMHoops has posted a highlight video, full game video, and recap of Michigan's game vs the Madrid Generals.

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I've only watched the highlight video but things to note in it:

- First highlight is Teske hitting a long jumper.

- Poole looks exactly like you'd want/expect him to.

- Matthews hit a couple mid range shots and looked confident with his drives.

- Iggy and Johns were the two freshman who were notable. Iggy had a great game and looked great getting to the rim and finishing/creating. Johns looked active around the rim.

- Brooks looked pretty good. Maybe a candidate with Poole as a 2nd year break out Beilein guard.



August 21st, 2018 at 11:39 AM ^

From looking at the recap, a few negative notes: 

- The whole team struggled with turnovers, but especially Matthews. Maybe the drives aren't as confident as I hoped. The only player without one was Davis, who had 12 points.

- The team was 0/8 from 3. Shooting remains an issue.

- There were some defensive lapses, mainly from JP, Livers and Johns. Johns is a freshman so understandable, but JP and Livers need to do better there, especially since Livers isn't the offensive threat JP is.


August 21st, 2018 at 12:25 PM ^

The turnovers are concerning but I am confident that a Beilein team will have that sorted out by the time the season starts.  As for the 3 point shooting, it's a small sample size and I believe the 3 point line there is farther from the basket than NCAA regulations.  And defensively, I don't think we can expect perfection just minimizing lapses, especially from players who add so much offensively.