Michigan offers class of 2017 wing Jamal Cain

John Beilein extended a scholarship offer to class of 2017 wing Jamal Cain today during his full unofficial visit. The news was confirmed by MLive’s Brendan Quinn. Cain has impressed on Nike’s Elite Youth Basketball circuit this spring, averaging 13 points and five rebounds per game to lead The Family. He also averaged 26 points, 16 rebounds and four assists per game for Detroit...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jamal Cain to visit Michigan today after breakout spring

Class of 2017 wing Jamal Cain has gone from the state of Michigan’s best kept secret to a national commodity over the last two weeks. Cain is averaging 12.9 points, five rebounds and one assist per game for The Family on the Nike Elite Youth Basketball circuit and has drawn positive reviews from scouts and coaches at the Brooklyn and Indianapolis stops of the circuit. The 6-foot...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Recruiting Roundup: April evaluation period notes

John Beilein has had no problem staying busy over the last few weeks. The Michigan head coach has lost three players to transfer, two assistants to head coaching jobs, hosted a graduate transfer for a multi-day visit and has been on the recruiting trail the past two weekends with a makeshift staff. Columbia transfer guard Grant Mullins did make it to Ann Arbor last week and completed...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

John Beilein Talks Timeline For Hiring Assistant Coach

Michigan is in need of an assistant coach after LaVall Jordan was named the Milwaukee Wisconsin head coach. John Beilein talked about the timeline for hiring a new coach during Wednesday’s basketball postseason celebration: John Beilein says he's likely to wait until May to make an asst coach hire. Director of player personnel Chris Hunter will recruit for now. — Brendan F...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Assistant Hints Return To Michigan With Recruiting Tweet

John Beilein and the Wolverines already lost one assistant – LaVall Jordan – was announced as the Milwaukee Wisconsin coach on Thursday.  Bacari Alexander, another Michigan assistant, has been linked to the open Detroit Mercy head coaching job. However, based on this tweet by Alexander, it seems as though the big-man coach is staying in Michigan. Love being on the recruiting...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

UWM basketball hires Michigan assistant LaVall Jordan as coach

MILWAUKEE -- The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee has hired Michigan assistant LaVall Jordan as its new basketball coach.Jordan replaces Rob Jeter, who was fired last month. Milwaukee announced Jordan's hiring on Thursday night.Jordan spent the last six seasons as a Michigan assistant under coach John Beilein. He helped the Wolverines to five NCAA Tournament berths, including a...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Notebook: “Anything’s possible” for 2016-17 roster

In just over a week, Michigan coach John Beilein went from having too many scholarship players to one too few. But according to Beilein, that number could change again soon. On Wednesday morning, the team announced that sophomore forward Aubrey Dawkins would leave the program to play for his dad, Johnny, who recently took the head coaching position at Central Florida. Dawkins’...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: John Beilein talks transfers, recruiting and offseason goals

Just under three weeks since the Michigan basketball team’s season ended in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, Michigan coach John Beilein met with reporters Wednesday, his first press conference since the night of the loss. Beilein discussed the Wolverines’ offseason approach, which includes new recruits, outgoing transfers of Aubrey Dawkins, Ricky Doyle and Spike Albrecht...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Warde Manuel applauds decision to remove transfer restrictions

Friday morning, Michigan coach John Beilein released a statement removing all transfer restrictions on senior guard Spike Albrecht and sophomore forward Ricky Doyle, changing his mind and allowing both to transfer within the conference if they so choose. Later in the day, his boss applauded the move. Speaking formally to the media for the first time since taking over as Michigan’s...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan’s John Beilein removes transfer restrictions for Spike Albrecht, Ricky Doyle

In the immediate aftermath of Michigan’s first round NCAA Tournament loss to Notre Dame, John Beilein learned he would lose a couple players via transfer, Spike Albrecht and Ricky Doyle. Initially both players had restrictions on where they could transfer, mainly that they couldn’t go anywhere else in the Big Ten. After that announcement was met with harsh criticism and blowback...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan’s John Beilein Announces He’s Removing Transfer Restrictions For Spike Albrecht, Ricky Doyle

Michigan basketball coach John Beilein announced in a statement this morning that he’s removing all transfer restrictions for former Michigan players Spike Albrecht and Ricky Doyle.  Both Albrecht and Doyle announced earlier this week that they were leaving the Wolverines’ program. At the time of their initial releases, both players had some restrictions on where they could...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

John Beilein removes transfer restrictions for Spike Albrecht, Ricky Doyle

After a week full of headlines and controversy, John Beilein has removed all transfer restrictions for Spike Albrecht and Ricky Doyle. “After initially granting a transfer release for Ricky (Doyle) and a fifth-year graduate transfer for Spike (Albrecht) consistent with the established norms regarding intraconference transfers, I am now removing all restrictions regarding their...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Height of sincerity: A defense of John Beilein

(Kirthmon F. Dozier, Detroit Free Press) Earlier this week, the University of Michigan announced that Spike Albrecht, fresh off a senior year in which he was only able to play nine games and thus was granted a redshirt, would transfer out of Ann Arbor to play basketball elsewhere next season. With that came the official end of the 2012 recruiting class’s “Fresh Five” era at...
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March 31, 2016  |  Discuss

Michigan Announces PF Ricky Doyle Is Transferring From The Wolverines’ Program

Ricky Doyle, a sophomore forward, is transferring out of the Michigan basketball program, John Beilein announced today.  The 6-foot-10, 245-pound big man averaged 3.8 points and two rebounds a game this past season.  He was a three-star recruit in the 2014 class.  HOOP NEWS: @JohnBeilein announces @rickybdoyle to transfer from Michigan. #GoBlue pic.twitter...
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March 29, 2016  |  Discuss

John Beilein hopes to be ‘transparent’ with roster plans

Michigan head coach John Beilein joined Matt Shepard on WDFN this morning to discuss Michigan’s scholarship crunch and the news that Spike Albrecht will pursue a graduate transfer. News that Albrecht would transfer circulated late Monday evening and Beilein “As graduation day approaches here, I think it’ll come in on us on what his four years were like, what it could have been...
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March 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Notebook: John Beilein on defense, Moritz Wagner, roster and more

John Beilein was on WTKA’s Michigan Insider this morning to look back on Michigan’s 23 win season and also discussed where the program will have to go moving forward. Here are some notes from the head coach on everything from roster breakdown to defensive woes to Moritz Wagner’s improvement. Potential transfers It’s no secret that Michigan is over signed by one for the...
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March 24, 2016  |  Discuss

2015-16 Michigan basketball season review: A season of what-ifs

( It wasn’t supposed to happen like this. A year after struggling to a .500 record while two potential stars watched from the bench nursing injuries, Michigan was supposed to bounce back this season. This would finally be the season that John Beilein had some seasoning in his team, with senior leaders that had been to the National Championship before and a pair of juniors...
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March 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: John Beilein recaps loss to Notre Dame

John Beilein credited Notre Dame for adjusting its defense to deny some of Michigan’s actions for throwing the Wolverine offense out of sync in the second half on Friday afternoon. The Wolverines let a double-digit first half lead slip away down the stretch as Notre Dame outscored them 41-22 in the final 20 minutes. The post Video: John Beilein recaps loss to Notre Dame appeared...
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March 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Transcript: John Beilein, Michigan players preview Notre Dame

Michigan head coach John Beilein along with Zak Irvin, Duncan Robinson and Moritz Wagner were all on the podium Thursday afternoon previewing Michigan-Notre Dame. Read the full transcript from the head coach and players below. JOHN BEILEIN: We’re really pleased to be in this situation. Not even 12 hours ago or so, or 24 hours ago, we were getting ready to play a game not knowing...
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March 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Video & Transcript: John Beilein First Four Press Conference

John Beilein was on the podium this afternoon to preview Michigan’s First Four match-up with Tulsa. The head coach discussed the Golden Hurricane’s experience and Michigan’s mentality heading into Wednesday night’s play-in game. JOHN BEILEIN: I feel like everyone that is here right now, very appreciative of what Dayton has done with this part of the tournament, and we’re...
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March 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Notebook: Michigan thrilled for NCAA berth despite leaked bracket

A week ago, Michigan basketball looked to be in dire position and teetering on the brink of a second straight disappointing season. The Wolverines had lost four of five games to end the season, and had just been blown out by Iowa to set up a must-win run in the Big Ten Tournament. But after attaining two wins, surviving the bubble and securing a spot in the NCAA Tournament, the...
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March 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: John Beilein, Michigan players react to win over Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS – John Beilein, Kameron Chatman and Zak Irvin addressed the media at the podium following Michigan’s 72-69 win over Indiana in the 2016 Big Ten tournament quarterfinals at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Watch the full press conference below: The post Video: John Beilein, Michigan players react to win over Indiana appeared first on Inside the Hall | Indiana Hoosiers Basketball...
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March 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Role players give Michigan necessary boost in win over Northwestern

When previewing the Big Ten Tournament, Michigan basketball coach John Beilein said that, if he had to, he would play all five starters for 40 minutes if it meant his team could get the wins needed to make the NCAA Tournament. But in Thursday’s game against Northwestern, he couldn’t do that. Fortunately for the Wolverines, that wasn’t the only way for them to secure a win...
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March 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: John Beilein discusses win over Northwestern

Needing likely two to land itself an NCAA Tournament bid, the Michigan basketball team got one Thursday afternoon, but it didn’t come easy. The Wolverines survived a late surge by Northwestern to outlast the WIldcats in overtime, 72-70. Watch Michigan coach John Beilein discuss the win and facing No. 10 Indiana in tomorrow’s quarterfinals. The post Video: John Beilein discusses...
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March 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Michigan hoping to beat the odds in Indianapolis

In the days following his team’s loss to No. 16 Iowa, Michigan coach John Beilein saw a shaken group of players. The Wolverines had one last chance to clinch a tournament bid in the regular season and come up short. Michigan even mustered up two comebacks from double-digit deficits to knock on the door, but the Hawkeyes pulled away both times, pushing the Wolverines into a corner...
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March 08, 2016  |  Discuss
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