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Tyus Battle’s Commitment Could Help Elevate Michigan

He won’t be around until the fall of 2016, but elite point guard Tyus Battle’s decision to commit to John Beilein and Michigan could signal the start of a seismic shift in the future of not just Michigan basketball, but basketball in the Big 10 and around the country. Battle is currently ranked 14th nationally by Rivals, which would make him the highest ranked recruit Beilein...
Via The Student Section
11 days ago  |  Discuss

5-star commitment: Michigan Basketball lands Tyus Battle

On Monday, Michigan Basketball picked up a major commitment when 5-star 2016 shooting guard Tyus Battle announced that he would be playing his college basketball for John Beilein and the Wolverines. Battle had just returned home from a weekend visit to Ann Arbor and surprised many by committing to Michigan so soon. He had recently visited Duke, where most projected he would end up...
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan adds Brent Hibbitts as preferred walk-on

Michigan added a commitment from five-star wing guard Tyus Battle this afternoon, but the Wolverines weren’t done. Hudsonville forward Brent Hibbitts pledged to John Beilein and his staff as a preferred walk-on. “I want to thank every school and coach that has recruited me in this process. It was truly a blessing. At the end of the day, my heart led me to one school,” Hibbitts...
Via UM Hoops
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan Basketball Recruiting: The Battle for Tyus Battle

Coming off the heartbreak of missing out on Jaylen Brown, a top recruit for the 2015 class, Michigan turns their eyes towards the future. They have already received commitments from big men, Jon Teske and Austin Davis. However, another top recruit has lit up their radar. Ranked Tyus Battle (photo credit: number 14 overall by Rivals, Tyus Battle is a highly touted...
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan Basketball: Jaylen Brown recruiting update

On Monday, the University of Michigan announced that Austin Hatch would alter his position with the men’s basketball roster by moving to a medical scholarship and becoming an undergraduate student assistant. This move opens up a scholarship for John Beilein to use in the 2015 recruiting class or to stash away for 2016. Meanwhile, college basketball fans across the country are eagerly...
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Notebook: Beilein expects 2015-16 roster to be finalized ‘in a few more weeks’

Two weeks ago, at Michigan’s postseason banquet, John Beilein discussed the number of variables that would dictate the team’s future. By Monday afternoon, two of those had reached conclusions: Caris LeVert announced his decision to return to the program on April 21, and Austin Hatch’s medical hardship waiver was approved by the Big Ten less than a week later. That, in addition...
Via UM Hoops
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Four-star Kenny Williams plans to visit Michigan

John Beilein was in Virginia yesterday to visit with four-star guard Kenny Williams. Williams, one of the best shooters in the class of 2015, recently decommitted from Virginia Commonwealth after Shaka Smart accepted the Texas coaching job. According to, Beilein met with Williams at his school while Georgetown’s John Thompson III visited Williams’ home. Also according...
Via UM Hoops
April 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Michigan Basketball recruiting: Austin Davis commits

Michigan Basketball picked up a commitment from 2016 big man, Austin Davis (6-10, 260) on Thursday. He is one of those players the coaching staff talks about as he was “kicking down the door to get into Michigan”. Upon receiving his offer, he wasted no time and committed within the hour. Hailing from Onsted, Michigan, Davis might be a little under the radar for some fans, but...
April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

John Beilein to visit four-star prospect Kenny Williams

Kenny Williams, a four-star prospect who recently decommitted from VCU, will have a visitor in town this weekend. The Chesterfield, Virginia native confirmed to that John Beilein plans to meet with the shooting guard now that he has been granted his release from the Rams. “The plan is for him to come down this weekend,” Williams said in a text message to UM Hoops...
Via UM Hoops
April 14, 2015  |  Discuss

John Beilein upset with ESPN for late start time to game

Games starting at 10pm ET? Ridiculous. Staying up until after midnight does no fan any good, and it’s all ESPN’s fault The evil four-letter network is ruining the games we all love. At least those are some of the rants we’ve heard from fans in the past regarding football and basketball game times fit to television windows and not fan convenience. After Tuesday night’s loss...
Via Talking 10
November 26, 2014  |  Discuss

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