Zak Irvin, Caris LeVert and Nik Stauskas faced the media after Michigan’s humbling 18 point defeat at Iowa on Saturday. Watch all three players in the embedded media player below.
Video footage from Brandon Stiles of HawkeyeDrive.com.
Michigan fans have seen this from Zak Irvin before. The exaggerated elevation, the awkward — yet somehow smooth — release, the long arm holding its follow-through high in the air before falling in sync with the ball sailing through the net. They’ve seen this process repeated four, five and even six times in a single game this season.
Six threes earlier this season against Coppin...
Freshman Zak Irvin scored all 16 of his points in the first half, and No. 10 Michigan breezed to a 79-50 victory over Nebraska on Wednesday night.
The Wolverines (17-5, 9-1 Big Ten) were coming off their first conference defeat, a 63-52 loss at Indiana on Sunday. They nearly matched that scoring total with a 49-point first half against the Cornhuskers (11-10, 3-6).
Via AP on Fox
February 05, 2014
Freshman wing Zak Irvin has been huge all season for No. 21 Michigan with his timely shot making from deep. In Wednesday’s win over Iowa, it was Irvin’s hustle that made the biggest impact as the Wolverines held on against the Hawkeyes.
“Here’s what I like: I like that Zak Irvin didn’t stop shooting even though he couldn’t make a shot, because he hit a huge one for us late and in the first half.”
That was John Beilein after Michigan’s disappointing loss to Charlotte in the championship game of the Puerto Rico Tip-Off earlier this season. Saying Irvin “couldn’t make a shot” may have sounded harsh...
Ladies and Gentlemen,
Just in case you needed any more convincing, Zak Irvin showed up in a big way Friday vs. Coppin State. A 24-point outburst to the tune of 6-of-10 from behind the arc solidified the hype surrounding the 5-star freshman: Zak Irvin is the real deal, when he gets the minutes.
Filling in for the injured Nik Stauskas, Irvin was finally able to perform to his lofty...
Playing without leading scorer Nik Stauskas, No. 22 Michigan found plenty of offensive firepower to rout Coppin State 87-45 Friday.
Freshman Zak Irvin matched his career-high of 10 points by halftime, when Michigan led 42-23, and brought the Crisler Center crowd to its feet by connecting on three consecutive 3-point baskets for a 63-31 lead with 13:24 left to play.
Via AP on Fox
November 29, 2013
Michigan basketball (5-2) was sent a ‘get well’ card courtesy of the schedule makers in the form of the Coppin St. Eagles (2-3). Michigan won by a final score of 87-45. My thoughts on Coppin are as follows:
They don’t shoot well
They aren’t good at defense
And they’re uniforms are ugly
Now, about those Wolverines. They did what they needed to...
Zak Irvin took his turn inside the pre-game circle before Michigan's victory Friday evening. The talented freshman showed that he is definitely more than just a shooter. He borrowed a dance from a youngster that is the latest YouTube phenomenon.
It’s a well-known trope in college basketball that the most difficult concept for freshmen to grasp is defense. And for the majority of players, it’s true — adjusting to the speed of the college game can be difficult for even the most talented first-year players.
But according to Michigan’s coaching staff, it appears the Wolverines have a couple of anomalies in freshmen Derrick...