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Mitch McGary was named a preseason All-American by the Sporting News according the a press release from Oklahoma State.
Marcus Smart was joined on the All-America first team by Creighton senior Doug McDermott, sophomore Mitch McGary of Michigan, as well as freshmen Jabari Parker of Duke and Kansas’ Andrew Wiggins. Smart and McDermott were both first-team All-Americans in 2013 according to Sporting News.
The magazine also had the Cowboys ranked preseason No. 10, following top-ranked Kentucky, No. 2 Michigan State, third-ranked Louisville, No. 4 Duke, fifth-ranked Arizona, No. 6 Kansas, seventh-ranked Michigan, No. 8 Syracuse and ninth-ranked North Carolina.
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Michigan’s incoming freshman class consists of three top-100 players: Derrick Walton, Zak Irvin and Mark Donnal. All are very talented. It’s likely that they will see significant time this season, though with Donnal it’s unclear who much he’ll play given how crowded Michigan’s frontcourt will be. Taking their already-high skill level into account, it may seem surprising...
Michigan is going to earn its frequent flier miles this fall. The Wolverines are prepping to play a schedule that features multiple trips away from home before Big Ten play begins. When speaking to the media on Wednesday, John Beilein admitted that this year’s slate could provide a more difficult early season stretch.
“There’s going to be some challenges this year going on...
John Beilein addressed the media today following the announcement that Stephen M. Ross donated $200 million to the Michigan Business School and Athletic Department. He also spoke about the progress it appears returning players made this summer, the newly-released basketball schedule and much more in an offseason update today. You can watch the full presser using the embedded media player below.
Michigan coach John Beilein is entering his 38th straight season of teaching and coaching athletics. After experiencing a year that included a trip to the national championship game and Russia for Team USA, Beilein is ready to spend more time with his Wolverines.
The NCAA established new practice regulations this season, moving the time when teams can officially begin practicing up to mid-September. For Michigan coach John Beilein, this means he gets an earlier look at his team than he’s used to.
And although he hasn’t seen everyone yet, Beilein said he likes what he’s seen thus far.
"Being able to do the summer workouts with them...
It’s a phenomenon Michigan coach John Beilein is still getting used to: looking at his roster at the beginning of the season and seeing far more freshmen and sophomores than juniors and seniors.
“It continues to amaze me,” Beilein said during a press conference on Wednesday. “We have Jon and Jordan and then we have the sophomores. It just continues this way. It’s been difficult...