Goodbye Manny Harris

Submitted by mghorm on March 12th, 2010 at 2:08 PM

Todays game pissed me off on so many levels but the worst part is that I believe that was Manny Harris' last game in a Michigan uniform. His draft stock can't be higher. He just had the game of his life on national tv where he made 2 go ahead shots with under 30 sec left while being guarded by the national player of the year. I hope to god that I'm wrong but if I'm not i wish him the best of luck.

Comments

Bando Calrissian

March 12th, 2010 at 2:10 PM ^

One good 10 minutes of down-the-stretch basketball when your team has nothing else to lose doesn't necessarily outweigh an entire season of coming up short of expectations on an otherwise awful basketball team.

He'll be back, unless he's hell-bent on going the NBDL route.

jblaze

March 12th, 2010 at 2:17 PM ^

and the fact that this was a 2nd round B10 tourney (not NCAA tourney) game takes some of notice away from him (and the fact that we lost).

Hopefully, he realizes that he'll be the #1, undisputed leader next year and will have a chance to become a 1st round pick.

However, given how everything has ended up (defeat grasped from the jaws of victory for all things Michigan sorts), I wouldn't count on him being back.

InRichRodWeTrust

March 12th, 2010 at 2:12 PM ^

He was 3rd team all big ten. That is not NBA caliber. I wish I could say he does go because if that were the case, Harris would have had a Tractor Traylor like tourney run.

jmblue

March 13th, 2010 at 8:10 PM ^

He has the potential to develop into an NBA-caliber player. No one disputes that. If he were a big man, he'd be drafted for sure, since they're so hard to find. But shooting guards are a dime a dozen. Teams don't draft a SG to put him on the bench. If he isn't NBA-ready - and the scouts don't think he is right now - then he'll go undrafted. With a year of hard work, he might become NBA-ready next year. He could put in that work in the NBDL or a lesser European league, or he could do it at Michigan. It's up to him.

CWoodson

March 12th, 2010 at 3:54 PM ^

Beilein is an idiot because Steve Lavin (out of coaching) thought pressuring the inbounder was the right call? Well, if Smitty D says so too. You can't allow an easy 2 there, and we can't pick off a deep pass because we have no size. The inbounder can run along the line, make the exact same pass, and now we're defending 4 with 4 instead of 5.

Turner made a running THIRTY-FIVE FOOT shot. It's, at best, a 5% proposition. Stu should have been closer, but it's not like we have some lockdown defender lurking around I don't know about. It's bad luck. Insanely, soul-crushing bad luck, but that's it. The end.

roofer

March 13th, 2010 at 7:58 PM ^

well we won the gaem every one seen how alte the clock started where all the refs froem ohio head over 3 seconds to get where he took the shot but beilein should be fired if i was manny i would leave beilein siad we just not good this year hell its just bad coaching

BlueintheLou

March 12th, 2010 at 2:19 PM ^

One 10 minute stretch does not account for a much worse year, statistically. His inconsistencies are still prevalent. He has no more games to continue this run. His jump shot is still a question mark. His shot selection is still a question mark.

He is still NBA talent, and while today's effort was incredible (I would've rather lost by 20). It does not account for a sub par season, which is still right on NBA scout's minds.

Wolverine In Exile

March 12th, 2010 at 2:32 PM ^

he's Europe or NBDL bound as a free agent. He sticks around another year, puts a little more muscle on / improves his physical condition, and (yikes) improves his skill set more, he's a 2nd rd pick / end of 1st rd pick with a chance to turn into a Michael Redd / Gilbert Arenas type 2 guard.

Especially if we get better enough to get a tourney slot next year, NCAA games are the places to shine, not 1st game of the day on Day 2 of the Big Ten Tournament.

SanDiegoWolverine

March 12th, 2010 at 4:08 PM ^

Michael Redd was not known as a shooter when he was drafted out of OSU and that's why he slipped to the 2nd round. Scouts were very surprised when he became such a good shooter.

http://www.draftexpress.com/profile/Michael-Redd-4049/

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/basketball/college/1999/ncaa_tourney/m…

Says he was a 61% FT shooter his sophomore year at OSU. Not exactly what you look for in a great shooter.

J. Lichty

March 12th, 2010 at 3:28 PM ^

he needs to go in the first round to get the guaranteed money - he can make decent money in Europe, and if he is ready to try that route - that is his fate this year. Unless he truly cannot stand Beilein it is worth it for him to wait another year to see if he can sneak into the end of the first round.

I am sure his "advisors" will advise him though - right now it is only a dollars and cents issue.

HAIL 2 VICTORS

March 12th, 2010 at 2:37 PM ^

I am not sure if Manny is NBA ready but I am also not that sure that another year in the Bielien system makes him that much more ready either. In any event Manny has been stand up and I am glad he stayed on after Tommy Ama-, Tommy Ama-, the coach that will remain nameless.

mmiicchhiiggaann

March 12th, 2010 at 2:58 PM ^

Theres no way manny is a first round pick and leaving for an unguranteed contract as a second round pick is stupi. If he has anyone in his life that guides him he should stay.

BigBum

March 12th, 2010 at 3:19 PM ^

If he brought that emotion and fire that he played with today to every game we would be looking at playing next week.

I hope he stays, I doubt he will, que sera.

twohooks

March 12th, 2010 at 4:29 PM ^

Are not drooling over one game, only Matt Millen or my six yr old would find a pro roster spot for Manny because of todays events. I can find plenty of game film to tell you he is ready to be a 6th man in Honduras, possibly.