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06/13/2018 - 3:38pm Tough life growing up with a…

Tough life growing up with a dad like that. Awesome to see a kid overcome those kind of obstacles...plus making a good career decision to go into nursing.

06/13/2018 - 11:04am Kinda funny to send an…

Kinda funny to send an assistant to recruit a top-10 player. Maybe not the best first impression.

06/11/2018 - 11:53am Ben Mason voice: "IF I WAS…

Ben Mason voice: "IF I WAS BRENDAN QUINN I'D BE KIND OF OFFENDED THAT YOU STILL HADN'T SUBSCRIBED TO THE ATHLETIC."

06/04/2018 - 10:31am I'm saying

I'm saying that if you're talking about height/length, your wingspan matters way more than how high your head is. Everything else being equal, I'd take a 5'11" guy with a wingspan of 6'6" over a 6'2" guy with a 6'2" wingspan.

06/04/2018 - 10:05am Yep

Yep, and in basketball that's what matters. Standing reach is really the difference maker, not where the top of your head is.

06/01/2018 - 4:14pm If I find out

If I find out that Warde was out on his boat when Beilein called to settle the extention before interviewing...

[arthur fist dot gif]

05/31/2018 - 10:50am Athleticism

I don't mind Wilson's lack of bounce. If anything, it may keep him in college a year longer. He reminds me of Trevon Bluiett with better handles. Love how aggressive he is going to the hoop, too.

05/30/2018 - 3:42pm favorite gif

favorite gif. what's it called?

05/30/2018 - 12:06pm This is the new Draftageddon

This is the new Draftageddon

05/25/2018 - 3:53pm Just glad

Just glad I don't have to hear a bunch of hipster American guys saying "Detroit ARE playing well this season"

05/25/2018 - 10:24am sooooo

sooooo much easier to make money when you start with money (or have access to it via family and friends).

05/23/2018 - 3:56pm Flo from Progressive / Dollar Shave Club

Awful. Just awful. Although the more recent ones with the guy who doesn't recognize the other guy are pretty funny.

One of my favorite ads of all time was the Dollar Shave Club launch campaign with the CEO or whatever walking through the warehouse.

 

05/23/2018 - 1:50pm ...

05/23/2018 - 12:44pm Pretty amazing

Pretty amazing that the best investment is also the easiest. God bless John Bogle.

05/21/2018 - 3:48pm not if

not if Izzo has anything to say about it...

05/21/2018 - 2:07pm mattD

Interested to see if you agree with this. Your rankings seem like they skew a fair bit toward valuing athleticism over skill (since, as a general rule, skill can be developed a lot more than athleticism). To take a random guy as an example, Trevon Bluiett may have been a bit lower in your rankings than he was in Scout/247/Rivals, due to his lack of burst. He always got buckets on the AAU circuit, and has been a great college player (in line with his ranking), but his athletic limiations seem to have kept him in college longer than he otherwise would be based on production. Would you agree with that? Like, if you were a college coach, you'd recruit more like Pitino than Beilein (i.e. athletes with a higher ceiling but lower floor due to skill).

05/18/2018 - 10:39am ...

I've never seen a diamond in the flesh. I cut my teeth on wedding rings in the movies. And I'm not proud of my address. In the torn-up town, no post code envy.

05/18/2018 - 8:32am Happy

Happy to live in a country where our royalty are all born in a Harvard dorm room or southern California garage or Romeo Michigan and not Windsor Castle.

05/14/2018 - 9:27am ...

glad to see Tom Izzo visiting the board. I'm sure you'll have him in the NBA after a solid 4 years in college.

05/14/2018 - 9:22am blowing up

He's been blowing up recently and ranking haven't been updated. When they re-rate, he'll shoot up.

05/10/2018 - 2:55pm Wilson

Glad to hear Jalen Wilson is now a silent commitment.

05/07/2018 - 9:22am Seattle kids

Seattle kids almost never seem to end up in the B1G (reminder that Jamal Crawford was like 20 years ago). Long ways from home.

05/03/2018 - 12:59pm GMs probably

GMs probably know he is gonna be good, were told by their owner not to draft him for possible bad PR if he dies/is otherwise hurt on the job, and are pissed that someone else has an owner who doesn't care and gets the benefit of a 5th round steal.

05/01/2018 - 4:13pm beards

I'd say more beards than man-buns. Still, Depot Town is pretty cool and far less pretentious than Ann Arbor, which I like.

05/01/2018 - 2:03pm Cultivate Coffee & Taphouse

East Ann Arbor

04/27/2018 - 1:07pm ...

people are really gonna milk that kinda joke if he disappears during a game

04/23/2018 - 8:59am triggered

triggered...i see what you did there

04/20/2018 - 9:54am Putting up the Matt Demorest/Homesure Lending signal

If he can afford to buy rounds of beers all the time, surely he can sponsor a tailgate condo

04/19/2018 - 9:20am word

“We buy things we don't need with money we don't have to impress people we don't like.”

04/18/2018 - 12:12pm Castleton reminds me

Castleton reminds me of Cody Zeller, but a year or two behind. Zeller was stronger and very polished offensively as a freshman in college. I think Castleton has the potential to showcase many of Zellers strengths, except he has a much higher ceiling defensively.

04/17/2018 - 11:53am unlikely

unlikely that Iggy is a better shooter than Dejulius. DDJ, in particular, is very good off the dribble and off the dribble shooting is what drags Iggy's numbers down a lot according to UMHoops.

04/10/2018 - 3:28pm Doubt

Doubt Davis leaves. His family is in the area and I think he's big on academics. I wouldn't be shocked if both Brooks and Watson left. I think Dejulius is gonna blow right by Brooks for the backup PG spot.

04/06/2018 - 9:47pm eh

eh, if you've ever worked in a prosecutors office, you'd know that there's always a serious lack of resources. if they took every case to trial, they'd lose most of them due to being unprepared by reason of a massive workload. plea deals basically keep the whole train moving (albeit slowly) and prevent prosecutors from drowning in work.

04/03/2018 - 4:13pm makes sense

makes sense

03/29/2018 - 4:15pm That's a paycut

That's a paycut compared to college without bag men. UM out of state tuition is like $62k (factoring in room and board). Add on top of that all of the other benefits (training table, gear, insurance, etc) and you're close to $75k tax free. That $75k G League salary is before taxes and won't include insurance probably. That being said, a guy like Bazley could probably start signing some pretty nice endorsement deals even as a G League guy.

03/29/2018 - 1:19pm Feedback

Feedback: Try to stay on feet when playing defense; strengthen ankles; working on intimidation tactics more

03/20/2018 - 11:10am ...

Tracking what? He has looked completely lost in most of the minutes he's played and is shooting 39% from 2, 33% from 3, and 54% at the FT line. Woof.

Seems like a nice kid, but doesn't look like a B1G caliber player right now.

03/15/2018 - 10:40am Syracuse

Syracuse would probably present more problems for MSU. They've got the length and MSU may struggle with their zone.

03/15/2018 - 10:16am If you're a subscriber

this is a great overview.

https://theathletic.com/272242/2018/03/14/nba-draft-report-top-prospect…

03/14/2018 - 1:25pm Dominic Ingerson

His unlocked character plays in the buff.

03/13/2018 - 1:05pm Guard play

I'm a firm believer in guard play carrying teams through the tourney. If Andrew Dakich is seeing legit minutes for your squad, I'm just gonna assume you're not going to make it to the sweet 16.

03/05/2018 - 1:40pm man

man were we lucky to miss on Grandstaff and not offer McQuaid

03/05/2018 - 11:17am Nah

Nah, it was pretty clear that Cassius is not fleet of foot (see my post above) and a subpar defender. I'll pass on that. You need guys that cause matchup problems against high level teams. Cassius just doesn't do that right now. He may get a lot stronger and add a Darius Morris bully element to his game, but until that happens he'll put up nice stats against the NWerns of the world and have a lot hard time when it matters. Take away Bridges and JJJ (and possibly Ward if the message board rumors are onto something) next year, and I think his limitations will be on full display.

03/05/2018 - 10:27am Kinda proud right now

http://mgoblog.com/mgoboard/cassius-winston-wins-michigan-mr-basketball…

http://mgoblog.com/content/cassius-winston-drops-michigan#comment-33493…

http://mgoblog.com/mgoboard/fire-coach-michigan-basketball-tradition#co…

I'm choosing not to look for any more recents comments made last year if I walked that back. Haha.

02/24/2018 - 3:11pm Request

Hoping someone can post today's game today. Wasn't home and missed the killer 1st half.

02/23/2018 - 12:13pm Eh

Eh, this isn't a staff accountant making $40,000/year with kids to feed. It's a guy who's paid $1mm+ for the entertainment of fans. Part of the gig.

02/23/2018 - 8:25am Agreed....but

Agreed....but, as has been pointed out elsewhere, it's not like Dawkins was the only guy in town. If someone takes $400 from one guy, reasonable to assume that they'd take more money from others, particularly those who actually land the player (i.e. bagmen, Draymond Green, etc).

Plus, there are 4,000 phone calls that were tapped. We've only seen a tiny spreadsheet, which is just a snapshot of all the evidence. Probably more to come as Yahoo seems to be releasing little teasers here and there.

02/22/2018 - 1:50pm With every mention

With every mention of "but John Beilein definitely won't get in trouble", I get slightly more concerned that a UM player did take money behind Beilein's back and we'll get lumped in with everyone else when this whole thing shakes loose.

02/22/2018 - 9:32am Upgrade

Yaklich is an upgrade over Billy Donlon. Seems to be a better recruiter too.

02/09/2018 - 11:23am Mt Drevno

Harbaugh appears willing to die on Mt Drevno for reasons beyond my comprehension. Never thought I'd see the day when he, of all people, would make job performance second to friendships. Baffling.