Welcome to “Italy Rewind,” our player-by-player recap and video feature from Michigan’s four-game tour of Italy. Previously: Zak Irvin
All eyes were on Michigan’s big men in Italy. With Max Bielfeldt and DJ Wilson sidelined, Michigan only had two options at the five position overseas and neither player has ever played in a college game.
“We have three or possibly four...
Michigan heads to Italy on Friday to play four games in ten days against an assortment of Italian club and All-Star teams. The Wolverines won’t only be at an experience disadvantage overseas, they’ll also be shorthanded when they make the trip overseas.
DJ Wilson and Max Bielfeldt will both make the trip to Italy, but won’t play in games as they recover from...
Little used reserve big man Max Bielfeldt was pressed into action Sunday giving Michigan solid time especially with foul trouble issues in the first half against Michigan State. Bielfeldt could be needed if the Wolverines run into a big team in the NCAA tournament.
In his weekly appearance on Sports Talk 1050 WTKA the Wolverines headman discussed Trey Burke's elite play, Jon Horford's injury status, Max Bielfeldt's role, his team's proficiency against zone defenses, and more.
Max Bielfeldt, redshirt freshman forward and a Peoria, Ill. native, spoke with the media Friday about what it will be like playing against his hometown team, how it feels to finally have shoes that fit him and more. You can watch using the embedded media player below or read selected notes and quotes after the jump.
On how having really wide feet has affected his shoe selection...
Michigan redshirt freshman forward Max Bielfeldt is looking to contribute this season. He talks about playing AAU ball with Mitch McGary (and Glenn and Spike), and about a 2-post versus a 4-guard offense.
Mike Rothstein on the Michigan’s connection to the SYF AAU program:
“[Glenn] was just like ‘Man, when are you going to get on board with Michigan,’ ” McGary said. “I’m like ‘Eh, when Spike comes with me.’ ”
“Spike” was point guard Spike Albrecht. When McGary said it, he didn’t think it would actually happen. He didn’t even know if he was going to Michigan...