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How does a program on the rise make a statement that it is officially back? You outsell Duke, Florida, and North Carolina and earn the commitment of a national treasure. That’s how.
Mitch McGary has finally made official what a lot of people in and around Michigan basketball thought he would. The #2 prospect in the nation is going to be a Michigan Wolverine.
McGary is the most highly rated recruit to touch down in Ann Arbor in about 2 decades. Landing the 6’10’’ power forward/center with all the tools marks a changing of the guard in the world of Michigan basketball recruiting.
No longer will John Beilein be forced to find top-end talent before anyone else is smart enough to identify it. He likely still will, but he won’t have to. Landing a marquee recruit has a funny way of making other blue-chippers fall in line behind him. Former Wolverine Juwan Howard knows a thing or two about that.
Michigan’s 2012 recruiting class is stacked with McGary, Glenn Robinson III, and Ni...
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Notes and observations from Michigan Basketball’s scrimmage with Wayne State. The Wolverines pulled out a 47-39 victory and the game was as out of sync as the score indicates. Only 4 Michigan players scored and they turned the ball over 14 times. Stu Douglass attributed Michigan’s clunky play to the team learning new roles and experimenting with different line ups. Tim Hardaway...
“I am excited about this new opportunity at Michigan, I wouldn’t go there if I didn’t think they could win a national championship.”
That was John Beilein in 2007 on the day he accepted the Michigan job. It sounded optimistic at best for a program that hadn’t made the tournament in nearly a decade and a coach whose reputation was built on Cinderella runs more than conference...
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Luckily this game was just a dress rehearsal. Playing its first game with a freshman point guard in a newly renovated Crisler Arena, nothing seemed to go smoothly for Michigan. From the game on the court, to the scoreboard lacking any stats, everything was just slightly misaligned...
Though he's working with a small sample, Michigan coach John Beilein has been impressed with the point guard play. Trying to fill the gaping hole left by Darius Morris' off-season departure, Beilein is studying point guards Trey Burke, a freshman, and senior Stu Douglass, who has made himself into a point guard with his versatility.
Trey Burke and Tim Hardaway Jr. both met with the media after Michigan’s 47-39 exhibition win over Wayne State.
You can find Hardaway’s interview after the jump.
The Michigan basketball team met with the media this afternoon to discuss their first exhibition game against Wayne State on Friday at 7 p.m. Hardaway, Novak and Morgan were all available, the later two which you can find after the jump.
Who: Michigan (0-0) vs. Wayne State (0-0) – Exhibition
Where: Crisler Arena, Ann Arbor, MI
When: 7 p.m. ET, November 4th, 2011
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Video: Beilein Pre-Game / Novak, Hardaway & Morgan
Lost in the excitement of Mitch McGary’s commitment yesterday is the fact that Michigan fans...
The game might not count, but it’s the first opportunity to see Michigan play basketball in public this fall. The season opener is a week away and the Wolverines will fly to Maui in a little over two weeks.
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Michigan opens its basketball season next Friday, but tonight, the Wolverines host Wayne State for the first and only exhibition game at Crisler Arena at 7pm.
#18 Michigan v. Wayne State (Exhibition)
Friday Nov. 4
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