Rock me, Amadeo ?

Submitted by rockydude on March 21st, 2012 at 5:42 PM

I'm looking for the good news today also. Interesting timing, but earlier today UMHoops posted a brief interview with Amadeo Della Valle.

I won't post the whole thing here, as you can go read it there, but I found this quote from Amadeo regarding the possibility of an open scholarship to be quite interesting- ”I’m not sure, but I think [maybe a spot might open]. I’m not sure though. Coach Beilein is supposed to come Thursday to my game. We’re playing some scrimmages because we play in an ESPN tournament at the end of the month, so he’s going to come out to watch the scrimmage.”

If you'd like the rest of the article, click away    http://www.umhoops.com/2012/03/21/amedeo-della-valle-trims-list-talks-f…

The reason that I am calling this good news is that it makes me think that Beilein and staff knew this was coming, were not caught off guard, and were already making contingency plans.

 

PS - I still think Smot was going to have an excellent junior season with UM, but I wish all three of them the best.

 

Comments

LSA Aught One

March 21st, 2012 at 6:49 PM ^

it going down as a Twitter conversation.  One tweeted "I'm out." and the other two just re-tweeted the same thing because they thought it was a good idea.  Totally spontaneous without warning.  Turns out that the first guy was just talking about cereal and when he got back from Meijer, it was too late to back out...

orobs

March 21st, 2012 at 5:51 PM ^

meh.  if he sucks he's gonna transfer and if he's good he'll just leave after a year.  I have to root for complete mediocrity from every player from now on unless they are seniors

aiglick

March 21st, 2012 at 5:59 PM ^

Colton, Carlton, and Evan do not suck.

Hope Burke stays. Would be devastating in the short term if he does but it would be yet another player Michigan sent to the League in a short time.

Recruits notice things like this.

The world is not ending we will be fine.

Swazi

March 21st, 2012 at 7:05 PM ^

Who have we sent recently to the NBA?  I mean, Morris and Harris left agaist JBs advice (I am assuming), and they both are in D-League obscurity right now.  Morris now has Sessions to deal with if he wants to get any kind of playing time with LA, and Harris has Irving (is Manny still on the Cavs?)

Young John Beilein

March 21st, 2012 at 6:03 PM ^

Yeah the first news of Michigan being interested in this kid broke maybe 2 months ago and everyone was puzzled at the time, and it led to some speculation. Now it makes more sense obviously.  I loved this kid the first time I watched video of him lighting up other euro squads.  Great passer, loves to push the ball, great shooter.  Let's hope he signs with us.  He will play an integral role at both guard spots if he does sign and will soften the loss of Stu.  Hopefully the whole global michigan brand thing can help us out here.

rockydude

March 21st, 2012 at 6:08 PM ^

There really is not much info available about him that I have found, so I'm glad to hear that. Anyone else that knows anything much about his game, feel free to chime in.

All I can tell you is that he is about 6'5 and wiry, and can shoot the ball. He well may be what we have come to think of as that prototypical European guard, but I just don't know enough to say. He might help us replace Smot's 3 point shooting though.

dahblue

March 21st, 2012 at 6:30 PM ^

In his euro highlight video, if you squint, he looks like Pauly Shore.  I like Pauly Shore.  Therefore, I want this kid to come to Michigan.