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A.J. Turner is a 6-foot-7 guard at Warren De La Salle High School graduating in the class of 2014. De La Salle is currently 3-0 coming off of a double overtime win over Michigan State commitment Drake Harris and Grand Rapids Christian. Turner had 35 points in the win (video above) and has been drawing significant interest from Michigan’s coaching staff. Most recently, John Beilein attended his practice and we caught up with Turner to talk about his game, his recruitment and what he thinks of Michigan.
Describe your game
I’m a big guard. I can use my length to shoot over defenders. I have a really good jump shot and I can get to the rack pretty easily. I’m real long, and I think that helps me play defense, too.
How’s De La Salle’s season going?
We’re doing pretty good. We’re 3-0. We had a big win over Grand Rapids Christian on Friday.
What was it like going up against Drake Harris?
It was pretty fun. He’s a great player, I’ve got a lot of respect for him. It was a real fun game.
BEST OF MAXIM
This is exactly what Michigan was hoping for when John Beilein was hired as coach in 2007.
Over the last six seasons, the Wolverines have built a program that can again challenge for a national championship. After an 81-66 victory over West Virginia on Saturday night, Michigan is 11-0 and sitting at No. 2 in the AP poll - its highest spot since the Fab Five era.
John Beilein spoke to assembled media on Thursday after his team’s 93-54 blowout of Eastern Michigan. You can watch the full press conference using the embedded media player below or read selected notes and quotes after the jump.
Opening statement: “I’m really pleased with the way we played today. With the preparation the last two days, we prepared just as we did playing...
Michigan coach John Beilein has the 2nd ranked Wolverines off to their first 12-0 start since the 1985-86 season. Avoiding outside pressure or expectations has proven easy thus far thanks to a quote from a Wolverine coaching legend.
Michigan coach John Beilein left A2 right after practice earlier today to head over to Warren De La Salle high school and watch 2014 swingman A.J. Turner practice. Turner talks with GBW about his conversation with Beilein, his game, and other schools on his list.
John Beilein, Trey Burke and Jordan Morgan all met with the media this afternoon to discuss Michigan’s upcoming game with Eastern Michigan. Watch interviews with all three in the embedded media players below.
Burke and Morgan after the jump.
The numbers say that Michigan has played progressively slower basketball in every year since John Beilein arrived in Ann Arbor. The Wolverines were the nation’s 189th fastest team in Beilein’s first season, 2008, and rank 328th in adjusted tempo thus far this season. Through 11 games, Michigan is averaging roughly the same number of possessions per game as the...
As Michigan gets set to host a pesky Eastern Michigan team Thursday night at Crisler Center, coach John Beilein says the Wolverines could mix a few things up with the rotation.
Michigan hosts Eastern Michigan this evening in a post-Finals, pre-Christmas tune-up. The undefeated Wolverines will look to move to 12-0 with a victory over their neighbors to the Southeast. Join in the discussion before, during and after the game in the comments section below.
Game 12: Eastern Michigan at Michigan Preview
Notebook: Horford out...