Another historical first for Michigan Basketball

Submitted by Wolverine Devotee on June 26th, 2014 at 10:46 PM

For the first time in Michigan Men's Basketball history, they have had two consecutive years where two players were taken in the first round of the NBA Draft.

In BOTH of those years, there was one lottery pick I might add.

That means 4/5 of the starting lineup on the 2013 Final Four team has been drafted into the first round.

Only 3/5 of the Fab Five were first round draft picks. 

John Beilein. 

Comments

Lucky Socks

June 26th, 2014 at 11:11 PM ^

If it ain't broke, don't fix it.  The Spurs have a vision and it wins championships.  They basically drafted Boris Diaw -- who is a free agent.  I would laugh at Anderson to any other team, but he fits what the Spurs want perfectly.  

Unfortunate for Glenn.  This is a very deep draft and he knew that when he entered.  He'll hear his name soon and it's up to him to earn his spot.  

gwkrlghl

June 26th, 2014 at 10:49 PM ^

Too bad GRIII didn't get taken in the first. I was holding out hope the first six guys from that team would be 1st rounders. Still a great chance to get 5 + a 2nd rounder

bronxblue

June 26th, 2014 at 11:19 PM ^

Another sign that the program is becoming elite.  Suspect GRIII is going to be picked soon, then he can start earning his way into the league.  Nik and McGary should also perform well.

Perkis-Size Me

June 26th, 2014 at 11:59 PM ^

Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't he play out of his natural position for the past 2 years? I thought Beilein told him he'd be moving back to SF this year, but he played more of the PF role this year instead.

I'm not a basketball guru, but if this was the case, maybe he sat there and thought he couldn't afford to potentially play out of position for another year.

Mr Miggle

June 27th, 2014 at 6:22 AM ^

Calling GRIII a moron is despicable and childish. The people who upvoted you should be ashamed of themselves. He made a rational decision. Whle it may not have turned out the way he wanted, there is no way to know whether he was right or wrong. You can only pretend to know that he would have played SF this year and been drafted higher next year. He was projected to go much higher last year. Did you also call him a moron for coming back? Obviously, being ready isn't a prerequisite for being highly valued in the NBA.

youn2948

June 27th, 2014 at 10:38 AM ^

My gf said the same exact thing!

She was also sad that Nik didn't go to the Bulls because she wanted to go to a few games lol.

8th overall was awesome though, especially before McDermott!

I hope that GR3 can at least get some playing time where he's at, I instantly had to go lookup the Timberwolves, know nothing about them.