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Miroslav Jaksic, a 6-foot-11 Serbian-born Canadian who has spent his high school years at Walled Lake Western High School, has been attracting some major interest during his senior season.
Jaksic appears to have all the tools of a high-major big man and college coaches are steadily beginning to notice.
“I’m a skilled big that has a variety of post moves inside. I can finish over either shoulder. I can shoot the ball for a big man, I’m really skilled for a big man,” Jaksic said. “I can run the floor, I can block shots, I just need to keep becoming a better rebounder.”
Jaksic was in attendance at Michigan’s College Practice Camp this past June and said the experience gave him some much-needed exposure in front of the Michigan coaches.
“It was a great experience. I got to play in front of the Michigan coaches. It was good competition there. They showed us the school, it was a great chance to go and meet other prospects in Detroit,” Jaksic said. “I think I showed them my skills, that I ...
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John Beilein, Trey Burke and Spike Albrecht met with the media this afternoon to look ahead to Michigan’s Thursday night game in Minnesota. Watch the interviews in the embedded media players below.
Burke and Albrecht after the jump.
Michigan, like many other high-major basketball teams, played few true road games during its non-conference slate. The Wolverines traveled to Peoria, Ill. to take on Bradley in the hopes of giving the team a taste of a tough road environment. Before that game, Beilein outlined his hopes for using this road game as a simulation of a Big Ten road environment.
(AP) Trey Burke and Michigan can put aside for now the idea of being ranked No. 1 in the country.
An undefeated start to the season? That's over too after the Wolverines sputtered last weekend at Ohio State.
Now, the focus is on a Big Ten schedule that will test Burke and his teammates plenty more over the next few weeks. No. 5 Michigan plays at No. 9 Minnesota on Thursday...
One score and 16 years ago, midway through the Big Ten season, the #10 Golden Gophers played the #5 Michigan Wolverines, and lost a heart breaker 86-80. It was the last time two top 10 teams played each other in The Barn. On Thursday we get to do it all over again. After two miracle comebacks fell just short, both Minnesota and Michigan hope to stay in second place in the Big Ten...
(AP) — Trey Burke and Michigan can put aside for now the idea of being ranked No. 1 in the country. An undefeated start to the season? That's over too after the Wolverines sputtered last weekend at Ohio State. Now, the focus is on a Big Ten schedule that will test Burke and his teammates plenty more over the next few weeks. No. 5 Michigan plays at No. 9 Minnesota on Thursday night.
Kofi Opare, a defender who played from 2009-12 for the Michigan Wolverines and joined Detroit City FC for its inaugural season, was taken No. 24 overall in the 2013 MLS SuperDraft by the defending champion L.A. Galaxy.
Opare served as Michigan’s team captain last season and was a key member of the 2010 team that advanced to the College Cup semifinals.
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John Beilein met with the media in Minneapolis this evening after Michigan’s eight point win at Minnesota. Watch the video in the embedded media player below or find selected notes and quote after the jump.
“I really think that today was a great day for us to understand how good our defense can be. Early we set a tone, a really good defense to get a lead. Because we got transition...
It took us a while to get going after the break, but Dave Merritt and I finally got in the studio to record a new podcast. We had a good time and got to talk Michigan’s loss to Ohio State on Sunday as well as look ahead to the Wolverines’ match-up with Minnesota at The Barn. Here’s a quick rundown:
We kick off by talking with ESPN.com national college basketball writer Myron...
Gophers host Michigan in rare top-10 matchup in rickety arena.
Although the quantity of three point attempts has decreased in John Beilein’s offense this season, there’s no secret that his offense leans on perimeter players. The Wolverines lean on four perimeter players – Trey Burke, Nik Stauskas, Tim Hardaway Jr. and Glenn Robinson III – to do the bulk of the heavy lifting on offense. Jordan Morgan and Mitch McGary at...
Michigan will look to bounce back from its loss at Ohio State on the road at Minnesota while facing off against yet another top 15 foe. A road win would be pivotal at this early stage for the Wolverines but Minnesota also enters the match-up looking to recover from a recent loss at Indiana. Tip off is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. (eastern) on ESPN with Dick Vitale, Dan...
Michigan has played very good rebounding teams before, but they haven’t yet faced a team that rebounds quite like Minnesota.
The Golden Gophers make their living on the offensive glass, evidenced by their NCAA-best offensive rebounding percentage of 48 percent. Minnesota has athletes — lots of them — and they know how to crash the boards.
“We’ve had these...
In the third entry of our video series leading up to the Feb. 15 season opener for Cal baseball against the visiting Michigan Wolverines, we take a look at the fall ball highlights of Andrew Knapp.
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio State's win over Michigan Sunday ended Michigan's 16-0 start.
It also kept the Wolverines from being No. 1 in the new national polls released Monday.
Those are subplots to what was a very intense, very important game in what's going to be grueling Big Ten race. But every Ohio State player knew that Michigan came into the game as the nation's...