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...
Via UM Hoops
11 days ago  |  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,...
Via UM Hoops
23 days ago  |  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...
26 days ago  |  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...
Via The Student Section
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...
Via Bloguin Best
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...
Via UM Hoops
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...
Via UM Hoops
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...
Via Down with Goldy
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...
Via UM Hoops
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...
Via UM Hoops
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...
Via UM Hoops
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...
Via UM Hoops
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...
Via UM Hoops
August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Four-star guard Bruce Brown on Michigan’s radar

Four-star guard Bruce Brown is one of the latest prospects on Michigan’s recruiting radar after putting together an impressive summer on the AAU circuit. Brown averaged 14.2 points, 4.4 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game on the Nike EYBL circuit this spring and continued his strong play at the Nike Peach Jam last weekend in Augusta. The 6-foot-4 guard from the Vermont Academy...
Via UM Hoops
July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Wolverines excelling in NBA Summer League

It’s NBA Summer League season as the Orlando Summer League wrapped up last week and the Las Vegas league is now in full swing. Michigan is well represented as seven different Wolverines are on summer league rosters including Nik Stauskas, Mitch McGary, Trey Burke, Tim Hardaway Jr., Glenn Robinson III, Darius Morris and Jordan Morgan. Mitch McGary was a star of the Orlando Summer...
Via UM Hoops
July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Report Card 2014: Derrick Walton

Previously: Caris LeVert, Glenn Robinson III, Nik Stauskas, Jordan Morgan, Zak Irvin, Spike Albrecht (Photo: Dustin Johnston) Derrick Walton faced decidedly unrealistic expectations when he first stepped on the floor at the Crisler Center. Walton was the highest rated point guard that John Beilein had recruited to Michigan. The two point guards before him were Darius Morris and Trey...
Via UM Hoops
July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Every starter from Michigan Wolverines Natl runner-up team drafted

The 2013 Michigan Wolverines accomplished a pretty amazing feat. All five starters from the unit that lost to Louisville in the 2013 National Title game has now been drafted. It’s pretty rare for a non Kentucky Wildcats college basketball team to see every single one of its starters get drafted by the NBA. It happens at Duke and North Carolina too. Of course, it happens at Kentucky...
Via The Sports Bank
June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Local NBA Draft picks: Stauskas goes No. 8 overall to Sacramento

When the Utah Jazz took Trey Burke with the No. 9 pick in 2013, it seemed like it might be a while before another Michigan Wolverines player went that high again. As it turns out, it only took 12 months. In a remarkable turnaround, Nik Stauskas went from being a support player on the team that went to the national-championship game to the star of the Big Ten champions and the Big...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 50 guard Prince Ali ‘definitely’ wants to visit Michigan

Prince Ali hasn’t been an uncommitted recruit for long, but he’s already drawing interest from a number of schools across the country. The decision to decommit is never easy, but the 6-foot-4 guard opted to open things up on May 29th after previously committing to UConn in November, 2013. “I just thought I committed kind of early and I didn’t really get to weigh my options...
Via UM Hoops
June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Scouting Report: Glenn Robinson lll

Profiling the forward from Michigan After Michigan’s electrifying run to reach the 2013 NCAA Championship the Wolverines were expected to marginally slip off in the 2013-2014 season after losing leading scorers Trey Burke and Tim Hardaway Jr. Yes, Michigan failed to make a return to the championship game, yet they made their second consecutive elite eight appearance largely thanks...
Via The Lottery Mafia
June 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Four-star guard Quentin Goodin planning Michigan camp visit

Michigan’s class of 2016 recruiting board continues to grow as the calendar moves closer to the June 15th offer date and four-star guard Quentin Goodin is a name that Wolverine fans will soon be more familiar with. The 6-foot-3 guard from Campbellsville, KY is one of the top lead guards in the class, ranked 54th nationally according the 247 Sports Composite ratings. Goodin holds...
Via UM Hoops
May 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Five-star PG Dennis Smith Jr. has Michigan interest

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — As Michigan has emerged on the national radar as a consistent contender over the last five years, the Wolverines have also turned into one of the best ball screen offenses in the country. Darius Morris, Trey Burke and Nik Stauskas all excelled running ball screens and young guard recruits are taking notice. Michigan’s tendency to let their guards make plays...
Via UM Hoops
May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

2016 wing Seth Towns has Michigan on top, expects offer

Seth Towns is no stranger to Ann Arbor. By his count, the Columbus native has made eight or nine visits to Michigan over the past couple years. Towns has traveled to Michigan for football games, basketball games and camps and grows more familiar with the University of Michigan with each visit. On Friday he made another trip to Ann Arbor for his first complete unofficial visit....
Via UM Hoops
May 11, 2014  |  Discuss

2016 PG Cassius Winston expects Michigan offer by end of summer

FORT WAYNE, IN — A year ago, four-star guard Cassius Winston was one of the top performers at Michigan’s College Practice Camp in June. He followed that up with a strong summer and an even better high school season. Winston averaged 18.4 points, nine assists, seven rebounds and four steals while leading Jesuit to the Breslin Center as a sophomore and he shot 59-percent from...
Via UM Hoops
May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Four-star forward Esa Ahmad planning Michigan visit

FORT WAYNE, IN — Esa Ahmad is one of the fastest rising prospects on the spring AAU circuit. The 6-foot-7 forward from Shaker Heights, OH averaged 26.5 points, 11. rebounds. 3.5 assists, two blocks and two steals per game during his junior season and is ranked 63rd nationally according to 247Sports’ consensus rankings. He touts an impressive offer list that includes Maryland...
Via UM Hoops
May 06, 2014  |  Discuss
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