Found March 21, 2012 on
I had these tweets up from Sam Webb that hinted at some attrition from the basketball team but that's all irrelevant now:
University of Michigan men's basketball head coach John Beilein announced today (Wednesday, March 21) that sophomore forward Evan Smotrycz (Reading, Mass./New Hampton Prep [N.H.]),sophomore forward Colton Christian (Bellevue, Wash./Hargrave Military Academy) and freshman guard Carlton Brundidge (Southfield, Mich./Southfield HS) each decided to leave the Wolverine basketball program and transfer to another school.
Smotrycz is the headliner here. He started the first half of the year before Michigan went to Stu Douglass in the starting lineup; playing out of position the rest of the year at the five he still saw 20 minutes a game and was Michigan's best three-point shooter over the course of the season. He was projected to start at the four next year. His loss is both inexplicable and harmful. Unless Smotrycz was flat out told that McGary and Robinson were going to eat his minutes I don't understand that departure.
Brundidge only saw a few minutes spotting Trey Burke; Christian was also an end of the bench type.
Michigan's scholarship crunch just got blown away: Michigan could bring in two additional guys in the 2012 class and still have room for their three guys in 2013 without any further attrition. They only have one active target, 6'5" Findlay Prep PG/SG Amado Della Valle. He's got a top five Michigan is a part of($) along with Texas A&M, Ohio State, Arizona, and Gonzaga. They could also get in on the Trey Ziegler transfer sweepstakes now.
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Michigan coach John Beilein was in Arizona on Thursday afternoon to watch Findlay Prep (Nevada) guard Amedeo Della Valle, who we previewed in mid-February and updated earlier this week. Following the transfers of Evan Smotrycz, Carlton Brundidge and Colton Christian, the class of 2012 guard has been at the top of the list of possible recruits to fill one of the three open scholarship...
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Denard Robinson has spent the last couple months enjoying every moment of his college experience.
This week he goes back from student-athlete to athlete-student.
After a winter when he met President Obama and showed up at dozens of Michigan sporting events, Robinson and his teammates are back at Schembechler Hall for spring practice. As a senior and coming off...
With the news of 3 players transferring from Michigan Basketball all eyes now turn to Trey Burke. The Detroit Free Press spoke to Burke’s father, Benji, and he told them where things stand with Trey and the NBA.
“Trey, he would love to come back, because he thinks they’re going to have a good team,” Benji said. “In the same breath, how do I pass up the opportunity of a...
As teams’ seasons end, more and more underclassmen will look to test their NBA Draft fortunes. With the time to withdraw from the draft coming up as quickly, decisions need to be made with little information. Today, the NBA Draft Blog Scouting Report looks at another freshman who is rumored to have one eye already on the NBA – Michigan’s Trey Burke. Burke had a good freshman...
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Burke will get his evaluation back from the NBA on the sixth, so a day...
With the news of three players transferring from Michigan Basketball all eyes now turn to Trey Burke. The Detroit Free Press spoke to Burke’s father, Benji, and he told them where things stand with Trey and the NBA. “Trey, he would love to come back, because he thinks they’re going to have a good team,” Benji
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After yesterday's one-two gut punch of basketball news, let's talk football, shall we? The story that will likely dominate the spring is the potential move of quarterback Devin Gardner to wide receiver, at least part-time. Gardner, in case you didn't see Brian's UV yesterday, showed some pretty serious skills at receiver when camping...
Trey Burke may have said he'd be back next year in the immediate aftermath of Michigan's ouster from the NCAA tourney, but those things are always subject to change once the emotion of a tough loss wears off.
It has, and now Burke's dad is saying stuff like this:
"We figured we had to at least see what's going on," Benji said. "That's where we...
Trey Burke has submitted his information to the NBA Draft Advisory Council.
Evan Smotrycz, Carlton Brundidge and Colton Christian are transferring.
John Beilein plans to watch Amedeo Della Valle in a scrimmage this afternoon.
Yesterday was a busy news day in regards to the Michigan basketball roster and there wasn’t a lot of time left over for reaction. Here...
Michigan forward Evan Smotrycz is one of three players leaving the Wolverines to transfer.
The school announced the departures Wednesday. Smotrycz, fellow sophomore Colton Christian and freshman Carlton Brundidge are all transferring.
''We never like to see players leave the program. However, Evan, Colton and Carlton have made the decision to transfer and continue their...
The season is over for most teams, so speculation regarding transfer is kicking into high gear. Donahue has not stated if his staff is seeking a transfer, but we do have scholarships to give and potential playing time. BC's biggest need is for big men who can play the 4 or 5. Alex Oriakhi is probably the most well-known name available. Because of UConn's sanctions, he is...