Michigan fans are currently fretting about whether or not their fabulous frosh, Trey Burke, will return for his sophomore season or jump to the NBA. When you bring a program back into prominence like John Beilein has done with U-M Hoops, these are the “problems” that tend to develop. Talented players want their shot at the NBA. If they feel the time is right, they have to take their shot. No matter what Burke decides it is comforting to know that Derrick Walton Jr. is already in the fold for 2013-14 season.
Walton just wrapped up his junior season at Chandler Park Academy (Harper Woods, Michigan). According to maxpreps he averaged 26.1 points, 7.0 assists, 7.3 rebounds, and 7.3 steals per game. Checking in at 6-foot, 170 pounds, Walton is a 4-star recruit. He is rated the #71 overall prospect by maxpreps and #87 by rivals.com. He is one of the premiere floor generals in the country and can really fill it up. Walton scored 47 points in a playoff game against Detroit Crockett. He also, according to some reports, posted a quadruple double in late January with 34 points, 11 rebounds, 10 assists and 10 steals.
Walton will be playing for Team USA this summer in Germany at the ALbert Schweitzer Tournament.
Walton is one of 4 2013 recruits who have committed to play at Michigan. He joins Zak Irvin, Mark Donnal and Austin Hatch (though Hatch may reclassify to 2014).
With the news of 3 players transferring from Michigan Basketball all eyes now turn to Trey Burke. The Detroit Free Press spoke to Burke’s father, Benji, and he told them where things stand with Trey and the NBA.
“Trey, he would love to come back, because he thinks they’re going to have a good team,” Benji said. “In the same breath, how do I pass up the opportunity of a...
As teams’ seasons end, more and more underclassmen will look to test their NBA Draft fortunes. With the time to withdraw from the draft coming up as quickly, decisions need to be made with little information. Today, the NBA Draft Blog Scouting Report looks at another freshman who is rumored to have one eye already on the NBA – Michigan’s Trey Burke. Burke had a good freshman...
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Denard Robinson has spent the last couple months enjoying every moment of his college experience.
This week he goes back from student-athlete to athlete-student.
After a winter when he met President Obama and showed up at dozens of Michigan sporting events, Robinson and his teammates are back at Schembechler Hall for spring practice. As a senior and coming off...
Michigan coach John Beilein was in Arizona on Thursday afternoon to watch Findlay Prep (Nevada) guard Amedeo Della Valle, who we previewed in mid-February and updated earlier this week. Following the transfers of Evan Smotrycz, Carlton Brundidge and Colton Christian, the class of 2012 guard has been at the top of the list of possible recruits to fill one of the three open scholarship...
Trey Burke has submitted his information to the NBA Draft Advisory Council.
Evan Smotrycz, Carlton Brundidge and Colton Christian are transferring.
John Beilein plans to watch Amedeo Della Valle in a scrimmage this afternoon.
Yesterday was a busy news day in regards to the Michigan basketball roster and there wasn’t a lot of time left over for reaction. Here...
Michigan Basketball’s 2013 recruiting class is already loaded with outstanding players like Zak Irvin (Fishers, Indiana). Irvin had a tremendous junior season on one of Indiana’s best high school basketball teams, Hamilton Southeastern. According to maxpreps, Irvin averaged 18.8 points, 6.2 boards, 2.1 assits, and 1.6 steals per game for the 22-3 Royals.
Irvin checks in at 6...
When Michigan fell to 13-seeded Ohio in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday, its quest for its first Sweet 16 appearance since 1994 was definitively lost, but the Wolverines may be on the verge of suffering an even bigger loss in the near future.
Freshman point guard Trey Burke, who led the Wolverines in scoring (14.8 ppg) and assists (4.6 apg), is considering entering...
Denard Robinson is coming into his own as a leader on the Michigan football team. The Wolverines' senior signal caller discusses his mindset, how he’s becoming a leader, and his improvement as a quarterback.
Michigan State basketball fans are understandably down today after last night's loss to Louisville. Michigan fans have had a week to get over their team's loss to Ohio, but the potential of losing PG Trey Burke to the NBA is much more frightening than an early NCAA exit.
The Lions re-signed middle linebacker Stephen Tulloch to a 5-year extension earlier this week. While...
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