Found July 22, 2013 on UM Hoops:
John Beilein returned from Russia and was back on the recruiting trail over the weekend, watching live evaluation action in Washington D.C., Milwaukee, Cincinnati throughout the evaluation weekend. Michigan’s head coach checked in on Devin Booker, Kameron Chatman, Jordan Barnett and Elijah Thomas in Washington D.C.; Kevon Looney, Stephen Zimmerman, Diamond Stone and Jalen Brunson in Milwaukee; and Jalen Coleman, Carlton Bragg, Hyron Edwards and others in Cincinnati. Michigan assistant coaches also watched Sedrick Barefield and Trevon Bluiett (playing with Indiana Elite) in California over the weekend. Milwaukee Several of Michigan’s top big men participated in the NY2LA Summer Jam including 2014 forward Kevon Looney. Looney averaged just short of 20 points per game for the weekend. He shot the lights out on Friday night and impressed all week: The face-up power forward is multi-skilled and is always productive. He wrapped up tournament action by dropping 16 points and 11 rebounds on...

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John Beilein: Freshmen "fitting in well"

Michigan coach John Beilein is back from the World University games in Russia, eager to resume workouts with the team this summer and ready to get back out on the recruiting trail for the third leg of the July evaluation period starting Wednesday. VIDEO included.

Five-star guard Devin Booker hasn’t cut list yet, wants parents to visit Michigan

WASHINGTON — Devin Booker hasn’t trimmed his list of schools. But he will soon, and Michigan will almost certainly make the cut. The Wolverines’ top priority in the Class of 2014 displayed his full arsenal of skills at the Nike Global Challenge in front of dozens of high-level college coaches, including John Beilein, Tom Izzo, John Calipari, Frank Haith and Roy Williams. A...

Four-star wing Jordan Barnett updates recruitment after Nike Global Challenge

WASHINGTON — Jordan Barnett finally got his chance to play in front of John Beilein, even if he didn’t know Michigan’s head coach was watching him. The Class of 2014 prospect hasn’t received an offer from Michigan but played in the Nike Global Challenge during the second July evaluation period. Barnett was watched by John Beilein and LaVall Jordan, who were both in D.C. for...

Beilein shrugs off retirement talk

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) -- Michigan coach John Beilein's new contract will keep him with the Wolverines through the 2018-19 season. Whether retirement awaits after that, he isn't ready to say. The 60-year-old coach will make 2.45 million in annual compensation under the new deal. The three-year extension replaced his previous contract, which was to end after the 2015-16. His...

Notebook: Contract extension provides program stability, Jordan Morgan finally healthy

John Beilein remembers an early conversation with Ben Cronin, his first commitment at Michigan, vividly. ‘Was Michigan ever good at basketball?’ That was Ben Cronin in 2007. Beilein excused the question because Cronin “grew up watching Sports Center in 1999 when we took a hiatus from the post season” but six years later Michigan basketball is back. Michigan hadn’t been...

Michigan official visit likely for four-star wing Kameron Chatman

WASHINGTON — If the Nike Global Challenge made one thing crystal clear about Kameron Chatman, it’s that the Class of 2014 prospect will do whatever’s needed of him. Whether that’s rebounding, deferring offensively, or cheering from the bench, Chatman put on his best team hat during the four-day tournament and his USA West team won four consecutive games and the championship...

Notebook: Michigan targets excel at Nike Global Challenge

WASHINGTON — Four Michigan prospects were invited to and competed in the Nike Global Challenge at Trinity University Thursday through Saturday. Two of them ended up champions, with a third a runner-up. And they all gained valuable experience competing with and against 40 of the top prospects in the country and four all-star U-19 international teams. On Saturday, the USA West team...
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