Originally posted on UM Hoops  |  Last updated 7/28/12
FORT WAYNE, Ind. — It was a busy day at the Spiece Fieldhouse Friday for the GRBA Nationals in the final weekend of the NCAA live evaluation period. There were many Michigan targets in action, and UMHoops was on hand to catch most of them. The focus of the day was on two of the three 2014 prospects with Michigan offers — Keita Bates-Diop and Trevon Blueitt. Bates-Diop played twice on Friday, leading the Wolves to a pair of victories and a perfect pool play record. In the first game of the day, he was dominant. He looked for his shot on the perimeter and was knocking down 3-pointers consistently. He was also very strong driving to the basket — an area of his game that has improved drastically even from just a year ago. He finished two monster slams in traffic, showing off his athleticism and the aggressiveness everyone has been waiting to see from him. On the defensive end, his hands were extremely active. Bates-Diop started and finished plenty of fast breaks because of his ability ...
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