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Over the next two months we’ll rundown some of the biggest storylines facing the 2013-14 Michigan Wolverines. We start with expectations. A year after a trip to the National Championship game and having two players selected in the first round of the NBA Draft, what should we expect from Michigan next season?
John Beilein has things clicking in Ann Arbor. Lately, Michigan’s head coach seems to cross a new milestone achievement off of his checklist every year. First, it was Michigan’s first NCAA tournament berth since the late 1990s. Then it was Michigan’s Big Ten Championship since 1986. Last year it was Michigan’s first Final Four appearance since 1993 and the first of John Beilein’s 38 year coaching career.
Michigan fans waited a long time to reach this level of success once again and the next step is to see whether the Wolverines can sustain it.
Last season was prime example of just how volatile the college basketball season can be. The Wolverines started 16-0 and eventually reach...
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It’s still early in Seth Towns’ recruitment — the 6-foot-7 forward will be a sophomore this season — but his versatile game and sizeable potential already has schools paying attention. Towns already holds Xavier and Dayton offers while West Virginia, Ohio State and Michigan are tracking him closely.
But according to Towns, there is one school that is paying closer attention...
John Beilein and Bacari Alexander were both in attendance for Devin Booker’s open gym on Wednesday evening but they weren’t the only ones. John Calipari and a “full house” of coaches from Kentucky were also in attendance.
Booker is considered a Kentucky lean by most but still plans to take his Michigan and Missouri visits in October. Recent Wildcat pledge Tyler Ulis is continuing...
James Blackmon Jr., one of Michigan’s top priorities in the class of 2014, will be taking his official visit to Ann Arbor the weekend of September 27th.
The 6-foot-4 shooter has expressed serious mutual interest in Michigan since he visited Ann Arbor and was offered a scholarship by John Beilein and his staff on August 31st. Blackmon confirmed the visit via text message.
Bacari Alexander watched class of 2014 wing guard Javon Bess in open gym last week and Michigan head coach John Beilein was in attendance on Monday. Bess said he thought he played well in front of Michigan’s coach.
“I think I played well, I think I played pretty well,” Bess said in a brief conversation on Monday. “I shot the ball well, made some plays coming off the pick...