Basketball Recruiting Update?

Submitted by HartAttack20 on January 18th, 2010 at 10:15 PM

With all of the excitement of the football recruiting wrapping up, I was wondering what was going on for the basketball team. Now, I definitely understand that Beilein and Co. are a little busy with the season being in full swing, but there must be something going on. The last I heard, UM signed Smotrycz and now Zeigler may be going elsewhere. Other than that, I haven't heard a whole lot. Who else is Michigan going after and who is the most legitimate possibility at this point. I'm guessing we don't have many more spots open, one maybe two?



January 18th, 2010 at 11:47 PM ^

Michigan hasn't had a classic center since Tim McCormick or Ray Tarpley, or a really good one since undersized Juwan Howard. Michigan has gotten by with threes (i.e. Mills, who was a two in HS before a six-inch growth spurt put him at five) and fours (i.e. Traylor) in the five spot forever.

This team doesn't have a true center right now; the current tall guys are threes and fours, too. I would love to see Michigan have a legit five again. Also, I would love to see Michigan in on some of the higher-profile recruits. I miss the old days when Michigan was in on top ten guys and a few of them decided to wear the maize and blue.

Someday, I would love to see Michigan cramming the ball into the low post and being rewarded for it.


January 19th, 2010 at 12:29 AM ^

Imagine how good we will be next season if: a) Manny returns (as he should), b) Ziegler commits (again, as he should, lol), and c) Horford commits!?

C: Horford (Fr), McLimans (Fr), Morgan (Fr)
PF: Novak (Jr), Smotrycz (Fr), Wright (Sr)
SF: Harris (Sr), Vogrich (So)
SG: Ziegler (Fr), Lucas-Perry (Jr), Hardaway (Fr)
PG: Morris (So), Douglass (Jr)

That'd be a nice team. Morris would be a much more complete point guard. Harris and Ziegler would both be able to score at will. Novak would bring a lot of energy. Horford would (hopefully) be able to beat out McLimans and Morgan. Then you've got A LOT of guys that can come off the bench and shoot lights out!


January 19th, 2010 at 6:37 AM ^

I like the thought, but something tells me that Ziegler might be waiting to here what Manny does with the pro draft. I wouldn't be surprised if Manny came back and Ziegler went elsewhere, or vice versa. Without Manny and with Ziegler the rotation would look a little different:

C: Horford, Morgan
PF: Smotrycz, Novak, Wright
SF: Novak, Ziegler
SG: Perry, Vogrich, Hardaway
PG: Morris, Douglass

The guards are pretty interchangable, wouldn't be surprised if Morris started at the 1 and Douglass at the 2. Ziegler is a 3 all the way and probably will be the first guy off the bench, at least to start the season. He would be a great energy guy off the bench.

The Royalty of Roto

January 20th, 2010 at 7:16 PM ^

Received what is conceivably his best offer yet from Duke, I believe over the last month.

I'm not sure whether I'll see Trey in person or talk to him over the course of the season, but I may try and make it up to Saginaw for the Mt. Pleasant @ Saginaw game. I'm starting to see it harder that he's going to stay in-state, but that's just me.

I think that Amir Williams would be a huge coup for the Wolverines, though. He's 2011 of course.