Found June 03, 2014 on UM Hoops:
Dustin Johnston Caris LeVert underwent foot surgery on May 8th and is expected to make a full recovery in time for Michigan’s European tour in mid-August. LeVert’s original timeframe for recovery was 8-10 weeks and John Beilein reported that he’s on-track or ahead of schedule for recovery. “The surgery was a success,” Beilein said during a meeting with the media on Tuesday. “With some of our players, he is such a grinder and he is in that gym so long, we didn’t want to take any chances (rushing him back.) We expect him to be full go probably by the beginning of August, if not sooner.” LeVert, projected as a first-round pick in 2015, is considered the key to Michigan’s season after emerging as one of the most-improved players in the country last year. The 6-foot-6 guard averaged 12.9 points, 4.3 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game last season and is Michigan’s top returning scorer. The time off the floor this summer could help rest his body ahead of the 2014-15 season, but also means t...

Italy trip provides “perfect” opportunity for young Wolverines

Michigan will head to Italy in the middle of August to play four games in eight days before the start of the fall semester. The trip will allow ten days of practice before heading across the Atlantic and provide some much needed hands-on instruction for a Wolverine roster that features seven players with freshman eligibility. “We’re a little bit schedule-constricted, because...

Video & Quotes: John Beilein talks Caris LeVert, injuries, more

Michigan coach John Beilein spoke with the media for the first time since Nik Stauskas, Glenn Robinson III and Mitch McGary declared for the NBA Draft. In looking ahead to the upcoming season and updating the progress of his team, he touched on junior guard Caris LeVert’s recovery from foot surgery, Max Bielfeldt’s hip surgery, the team’s trip to Europe in August and the...

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Michigan has yet to land a commitment from a class of 2015 prospect and has just three outstanding scholarship offers in the class. With limited scholarships remaining, the 2015 class should be moderately sized, but there are still a number of high-priority targets remaining on the radar. Here’s the latest on class of 2015 prospects and where things stand with the Wolverines. Eron...

John Beilein pleased with late signees after rushed evaluation

Michigan will have six true freshman on its roster next season. Some have been committed for nearly three years (Austin Hatch committed to Michigan in June, 2011) but two incoming freshmen weren’t even on the Michigan radar before April of this year: Aubrey Dawkins and Muhammad Ali Abdur-Rahkman. Late signees have become a common occurrence for John Beilein as he’s dealt with...

Florida president questions ex-Michigan hoopster Jon Horford's transfer

Not everyone in Gainesville is happy to see forward Jon Horford be able to transfer to Florida and play immediately. The SEC eased its stance Friday on graduate student athlete transfers, allowing them to play immediately without going through a waiver process as long as the transfers meet certain standards. That includes Horford, a former Wolverine, and Virginia football player...

Derrick Walton, Zak Irvin’s development critical to Michigan’s success

In the past three seasons, Michigan has sent five players to the NBA Draft before their eligibility expired and graduated three four-year starters. The Wolverines have also lost a handful of transfers. As a result, Michigan has had the youngest team in the Big Ten for the past two seasons and could be even younger this season. The Wolverines have also had the best offense in the...
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