Michigan Basketball Recruiting: Xavier Simpson another steal

Earlier this summer, Michigan learned that Tyus Battle, who had committed to their program, had decided to commit to Syracuse instead. A couple of days ago, Cassius Winston, whom they were focusing their recruiting on, crossed the Wolverines off of his list. Instead of feeling sorry for themselves, the school snapped up two under the radar recruits who could both benefit the program...
September 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Class of 2016 Top Prospect Xavier Simpson Selects Michigan

The state of Ohio’s top point guard prospect Xavier Simpson made a decision to choose the school up north (Michigan) over many national powerhouses. Simpson, a point guard out of Lima Senior High School is expected to be an instant success for the Wolverines. The Wolverines have been fortunate to capitalize on some great Ohio high school basketball talent in Caris Levert and Trey...
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September 10, 2015  |  Discuss

4-star PG Xavier Simpson commits to Michigan

Class of 2016 four-star point guard Xavier Simpson, out of Ohio’s Lima Senior High School, about 75 miles north of Dayton, has committed to the University of Michigan. Simpson announced his decision at his high school, and Jerry Meyer of 247 Sports reported it on Twitter. Michigan goes stealth and lands 4-star PG Xavier Simpson per his AAU club. — Jerry...
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September 09, 2015  |  Discuss

What does Dante Exum’s knee injury mean for the Utah Jazz?

Dante Exum The Utah Jazz’s fortunes have turned a little sour after news arrived in Salt Lake City that young Dante Exum injured his left knee while playing for the Australian National team.  The Australian team was taking on the Sloviania National team in a friendly game on Tuesday.  Exum was driving to the basket and came to a jump stop when his knee gave out and he went to...
August 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Five takeaways from the July evaluation period

The July evaluation period is in the books and Michigan has already added a class of 2016 commitment. Here’s an overview of where things stand after the July evaluation period. 1. Ibi Watson earns his offer It wasn’t a well kept secret that Ibi Watson wanted a Michigan offer entering July and that the Wolverines weren’t going to give it away easy. The mutual interest was...
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July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

NBA Roundup: Mitch McGary shines in Summer League, Trey Burke tabbed for USA minicamp

The NBA Summer League is in full force and while Michigan doesn’t have any rookies this year, several former Wolverines are staying busy this summer. Mitch McGary had a grat week at the Orlando Summer League. He looks healthy and explosive and has clearly dropped some weight. He had an impressive 16 point, seven rebound showing against the Memphis Grizzlies that featured this monster...
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July 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Michigan Basketball: Draft special

Michigan has sent numerous players to the NBA, including five in the last two years. 2013: Trey Burke by the Utah Jazz; Pick 9 in Round 1 2013: Tim Hardaway Jr. by the New York Knicks; Pick 24 in Round 1 2014: Nik Stauskas by the Sacramento Kings; Pick 8 in Round 1 2014: Mitch McGary by the Oklahoma City Thunder; Pick 21 in Round 1 2014: Glenn Robinson III by the Minnesota Timberwolves...
June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Notebook: Five-star wing Tyus Battle set for official visit

Michigan will host five-star guard Tyus Battle for an official visit this weekend as the wing guard moves closer to a decision. Battle recently took official visits to Duke and Louisville back-to-back in April and he’s planning to take his fourth official visit to Syracuse on May 22nd. Battle’s father, Gary, is pushing for his son to make a decision by June. “I’d like to...
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May 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Four-star point guard Bryce Aiken intrigued by Michigan’s offense

Michigan needs a point guard in the class of 2016 and the Wolverines stumbled upon quite a few new prospects during the two weekends of live evaluation play in April. One of those new names to pop up on the radar is Bryce Aiken. Aiken is a small point guard, standing 5-foot-10, who can fill up the score sheet in a hurry. “If they let me shoot I’m going to shoot it. I can definitely...
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May 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Both Trey Burke And Nik Stauskas Could Be Dealt Before NBA Trade Deadline

  Two former Wolverines are reportedly on the trade-block. Trey Burke, the Utah Jazz’s PG, has become expendable with the team drafting Dante Exum in the top 5 last year. Burke is currently averaging 12.5 ppg and nearly 5 assists. With George Karl being named as the Kings’ new coach, he’s already stated that he’s willing to […] The post Both Trey Burke And Nik Stauskas...
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February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Game 24: Michigan at Indiana Preview

Basics Who: Michigan (13-0, 6-5 B1G) at Indiana (16-7, 6-4) Where: Assembly Hall, Bloomington, IN When: 1:00 p.m., February 8th, 2015 TV: CBS Radio: 950 AM, 1050AM Two years ago Michigan and Indiana met at the top of the college basketball world. The Wolverines walked into Assembly Hall ranked first in the country facing off against No. 3 Indiana. Michigan’s lineup featured...
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February 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Big Ten Power Rankings: February 3rd, 2015

Welcome to our Big Ten Power Rankings where we examine the conference on a weekly basis and attempt to rank the conference and provide some insight about each team. 1. Wisconsin (7-1) The Badgers are steadily improving on defense and continuing to dominate on offense. It’s no secret that Bo Ryan abhors turnovers, the Badgers almost made it through a 40 minute game against Iowa...
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February 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Caris LeVert injury means ‘next man up’ for Michigan

Michigan dealt with just one serious injury over the last three seasons. Other than Mitch McGary’s back injury last season, the Wolverines stayed healthy and consistent. The fact that players like Trey Burke, Tim Hardaway Jr., Nik Stauskas and Glenn Robinson III stayed healthy throughout their careers was why Michigan was able to accomplish so much. The injury good fortune...
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January 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Five-star wing Josh Langford says ‘it’s all there for me’ at Michigan

As he makes his college decision, Josh Langford has a series of criteria that will help him evaluate the dozens of schools that have courted him. For the 2016 five-star wing from Madison (Ala.) Academy, Michigan matches all the requirements. As Langford said in an interview with UM Hoops on Tuesday night, he “can check all the boxes” at Michigan. “It’s all there for me,...
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January 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Player Profile: Derrick Walton Jr.

Derrick Walton Jr. Two games in to Big 10 play, the Wolverines find themselves 8-6 and 1-1 in conference play. The Wolverines struggled in their last contest against Purdue. Michigan’s next test will be against Penn State, and we have learned that any game in the Big 10 is a battle. As Wolverine fans, we have been spoiled with stellar guard play under John Beilein. Whether it...
January 04, 2015  |  Discuss

College Basketball: What’s The Matter With Michigan?

Michigan is coming off back to back home losses to NJIT and Eastern Michigan, which are ranked 267th and 119th in the KenPom ratings. While the Wolverines were expected to take a bit of a step back this season, they were preseason No. 16 in KenPom, and were ranked 24th in the first regular season AP Poll. So what happened? For starters, although it’s not the most exciting answer...
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December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

College Basketball: What’s The Matter With Michigan?

Michigan is coming off back to back home losses to NJIT and Eastern Michigan, which are ranked 267th and 119th in the KenPom ratings. While the Wolverines were expected to take a bit of a step back this season, they were preseason No. 16 in KenPom, and were ranked 24th in the first regular season AP Poll. So what happened? For starters, although it’s not the most exciting answer...
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December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

A closer look at Michigan’s early struggles

Michigan is just 6-3 after suffering two of its worst home losses in years – back to back against NJIT and Eastern Michigan. On a game-by-game basis, it’s easy to see what went wrong. Against NJIT it was a horrific defensive performance and against Eastern Michigan it was an inability to cope with a stifling zone. But analyzing the Wolverines as a whole, there are some major...
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December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA Roundup: Former Wolverines off to an up-and-down start

As the Michigan’s current team struggles to replace some of its early entry losses, we turn our attention to former Wolverines in the NBA — several of whom have had a rocky start to the season. Nik Stauskas had a breakout game Monday against Trey Burke and the Utah Jazz. The 2014 NBA Draft lottery pick scored a career-high 15 points on 6-of-12 shooting accompanied with eight...
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December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Big Ten Basketball Preview: #6 Michigan Wolverines

Michigan is, without question, the most difficult team to rank this year.  Losing Nik Stauskas, Glen Robinson III, and Mitch McGary (kind of) to the NBA is a lot to recover from.  Of course, the year prior they lost Trey Burke and Tim Hardaway to the NBA and were on the cusp of a second straight final four last season.  Michigan might have the horses to step up and replace the...
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October 26, 2014  |  Discuss

How do you stop Michigan? ‘Hope they miss shots’

Dustin Johnston ROSEMONT, Ill. — If you like offense, you’ve enjoyed watching Michigan lately. The last two seasons, the Wolverines have led the nation in adjusted offensive efficiency, operating at such a high pace in 2013-14 that they finished with the best recorded mark in Ken Pomeroy’s history. Michigan returns plenty of talent from last year, including preseason All-Big...
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October 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Zak Irvin capable of "same strides" as Caris LeVert

Dustin Johnston The name is Camp Sanderson, and the results are unquestionable. Spend a summer with Michigan strength and conditioning coach Jon Sanderson, and you’ll reap the benefits throughout the upcoming season. Nik Stauskas and Caris LeVert did it last summer. Trey Burke made the leap before his sophomore season. Spend a summer in Camp Sanderson, and you’ll improve your...
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October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Late additions could make early impact

Darius Morris wasn’t stepping back onto the court for Michigan in 2011-12. Trey Burke wasn’t coming back in 2013-14, and neither was Tim Hardaway Jr. Both times, the Wolverines plugged in new pieces and succeeded immediately. The list of departures this offseason is significantly more impactful than for any other John Beilein-coached Michigan team, but the Wolverines are hoping...
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October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Italy Rewind: Muhammad Ali Abdur-Rahkman

Welcome to “Italy Rewind,” our player-by-player recap and video feature from Michigan’s four-game tour of Italy. Previously: Zak Irvin, Ricky Doyle & Kameron Chatman John Beilein has made a career out of his ability to recruit shooters and his perimeter-oriented offense has always been stereotyped by the three-point shot. While the three is still ever-present in Beilein’s...
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August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Derrick Walton ready for bigger role

Dustin Johnston Derrick Walton averaged 26 points and seven assists per game in high school. On the AAU circuit, he led the Michigan Mustangs to a number of high profile AAU championships on the summer circuit. He’s no stranger to being a leader on the floor. As a point guard, Walton has been the go-to guy on the court for as long as he can remember – until last season. After...
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August 05, 2014  |  Discuss
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