Found May 06, 2013 on
When John Beilein took over the reins of Michigan Basketball one of his key early recruits was point guard Darius Morris. Morris started 19 games as a freshman and averaged 4.4 points and 2.6 assists per game. He was handed the keys to the team as a sophomore and responded with a great season in which he set the school’s single season assist record (235), averaged 16.7 points, 6.7 assists and 4 rebounds per game. It was Morris who nearly sent Michigan’s NCAA Tournament game against Duke into OT. Instead, his shot at the buzzer bounced off the back of the rim and the Blue Devils advanced to the Sweet 16.
Morris decided to make the jump to the NBA after that season. When the Lakers selected Morris in the second round (41st overall) he became the first Wolverine to be drafted since 2004 (Bernard Robinson Jr). Morris has had mis moments for Los Angeles this season, including a 24 point 6 assist performance in game 3 against the Spurs during the first round of the playoffs....
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It’s no secret that Michigan and Purdue have prioritized Vince Edwards at the combo forward position. The 6-foot-7 forward demonstrated why both John Beilein and Matt Painter want him so badly at the 2013 Bill Hensley Memorial Run-n-Slam Classic in Fort Wayne over the weekend.
Edwards was critical in helping his All Ohio Red squad take home the 17U Championship in a loaded field...
A number of Michigan prospects were in action at the 2013 Spiece Run-n-Slam Classic in Fort Wayne, Indiana over the weekend and UM Hoops was in attendance from Friday through Sunday. In part one of our scouting report we look at Kevon Looney, AJ Turner, Josh Jackson, Cassius Winston and a handful of other priority Wolverine recruits in the 2014, 2015 and 2016 classes.
Kevon Looney is arguably the top combo forward in the class of 2014 and Michigan coach John Beilein thinks his system could be a perfect match.
“They tell me that they like me,” Looney told UM Hoops in Fort Wayne on Friday. “And that when I come in they think Glenn Robinson would be leaving and I’d probably fill his position.”
The fit makes perfect sense. Looney is tall...
HoopStuff’s 2013 NBA Mock Draft
By Mike Elworth: Hoopstuff Owner and Publisher
1. Orlando Magic- Trey Burke- PG- Michigan
- Burke may not have the ceiling of Derrick Rose, but he is as close of a sure thing in the draft as there is. He is a gifted scorer, passer and leader who should become a day one starter for the Magic, who need a young franchise point guard and Burke is talented...