Michigan has several commits that will be participating in this week’s The Opening event at the Nike headquarters (QB Brandon Peters, OL Michael Onwenu and OL Ben Bredeson).
Peters told ESPN’s Tom VanHaaren that he’ll be doing a bit of recruiting for the Wolverines in the form TE Naseir Upshur:
Michigan QB commit @Bpeters2118 says he'll be recruiting TE Naseir Upshur at ...
ESPN’s Brian Windhorst is reporting that the Cleveland Cavaliers may be looking to trade for SG Joe Johnson in exchange for Brendan Haywood:
The Cleveland Cavaliers are considering trading for Brooklyn Nets star Joe Johnson with their Brendan Haywood contract chip, sources told ESPN.com.
Johnson, set to make $24.8 million next year, averaged 14.4 ppg. last season. A starting...
Connor Murphy, a four-star DE out of Phoenix, Arizona, could be down to two schools – USC and Michigan- at least based a recent tweet. Murphy, who once had Jim Harbaugh as a babysitter, shared these photos over Twitter asking his followers ‘which one looks better':
Which one do you guys like better? @uscfootball @umichfootball pic.twitter.com/3l108NXo8b
— Connor Murphy...
Libby Lu, a five-year old St. Louis Blues fan, was heartbroken after news broke that T.J. Oshie was traded to the Washington Capitals last week.
On Sunday, Libby made an appearance on SportsCenter, where she received a surprised phone call from Oshie,
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The top QB prospects in the 2016 class are currently participating in the Elite 11 competition at the Nike Headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon. Kiante Enis, a Michigan commit, is wishing Brandon Peters, his fellow Wolverines pledge good luck at the event.
Good luck to my dude BP. @Bpeters2118 in the #Elite11 Eat bro.#GoBlue 〽️
— Kiante Enis (@Kenis_12) July 5, 2015
With the addition of first-round pick Bobby Portis, it appears the Chicago Bulls have an excess of forwards and centers. Similarly, after the Clippers lost DeAndre Jordan to the Dallas Mavericks, Los Angeles could use some front-court help. According to Brian Geltzeiler of Hoopscritic.com, the Clippers could send Jamal Crawford to the Bulls for Taj Gibson.
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Free agent David West has yet to find a home. While the Washington Wizards have rumored destination for the 34-year-old forward, ESPN’s Brian Windhorst is reporting the Cleveland Cavaliers may be an option.
Cavs indeed have interest in David West. But LeBron James has no plans to communicate with anyone while still a free agent, sources said.
— Brian Windhorst (@WindhorstESPN...
Michigan has two commitments from the Garden State, DE Ron Johnson Jr. and WR Brad Hawkins, but is in very good position with several other top New Jersey prospects. Both four-star WR Ahmir Mitchell and five-star DT Rashan Gary recently took their second trips to Ann Arbor, and according to 247Sports, UM’s most recent pledge thinks Michigan is in good shape to land those two and...
Ron Johnson Jr. and Brad Hawkins, high school teammates at Camden in New Jersey and future teammates at Michigan, are throwing up the Block M and sporting UM gear in Hawkins’ new Twitter profile.
New #Michigan commit Brad Hawkins goes 1-on-1 and breaks down his decision http://t.co/TBo78MCK8n @bradhawkins9 pic.twitter.com/6tqZ4jLDg8
— ScoutBrianDohn (@BrianDohnScout) July 3...
Former Texas Longhorn star LaMarcus Aldridge is headed back home as the 29-year-old forward has agreed to terms with the San Antonio Spurs. Aldridge, who last season averaged 19.4 points and 8.4 rebounds per game, signed for four-years and over $80 million.
I'm happy to say I'm going home to Texas and will be a Spur!! I'm excited to join the team and be close to my family and friends...
A Big Ten Championship is the hope for the 2015-16 football season for Michigan.
The Mission #GoBlue pic.twitter.com/ghS6XLBZfv
— Aaron Bills (@AaronBDesigns) July 3, 2015
Pretty awesome design by UM’s graphic designer Aaron Bills.
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While Michigan already has two cornerbacks in their 2016 class, they’re likely looking to add one more. Tony Butler, a recent Pittsburgh decommit, could be that guy.
Ohio CB Tony Butler tells me he decommitted from #Pitt. I like #Michigan here: http://t.co/M7b3YqD29A
— Steve Wiltfong (@SWiltfong247) July 3, 2015
Butler, who stands at 6-foot2 and 190-pounds, reportedly runs...
Ahmir Mitchell did some interesting things on Twitter after Brad Hawkins, a fellow New Jersey native, committed to Michigan on Friday.
Mitchell sent this tweet out:
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Ranked as the No. 8 pro-style QB in the class, Brandon Peters is certainly going to be a fan favorite for Wolverine fans.
Can't wait to play in the Big House in front of the best fans in the country 〽️〽️
— Brandon Peters (@Bpeters2118) July 4, 2015
Peters will be participating at The Opening event this upcoming week with the nation’s top prospects.
DeAndre Jordan will be catching lobs with the Dallas Mavericks next season as the 26-year-old agreed to a 4-year, $80 million dollar deal on Friday.
UPDATE: DeAndre Jordan agrees to 4-year max deal with Mavericks, worth in excess of $80 million. (via @ESPNSteinLine & @espn_macmahon)
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) July 3, 2015
It will be interesting to see what LA does now...
Following the pledge of WR Brad Hawkins to Michigan on Friday afternoon, several UM coaches and commits shared their happiness about the four-star going blue.
Yes Sir! We got this weekend started right! JERSEY STYLE!! https://t.co/aafSeT3eKT
— Chris Partridge (@CoachCPartridge) July 3, 2015...
Michigan landed its 21st commit for the 2016 class as four-star WR Brad Hawkins (Camden, New Jersey) committed to the Wolverines on Friday. High School teammates with fellow UM commit Ron Johnson, Hawkins, 6-foot-1 and 202-pounds, is ranked as the No. 202 player in the composite rankings.
GO blue 〽️pic.twitter.com/r7hpEePCEd
— stay tuned (@bradhawkins9) July 3, 2015
Following signing a four-year, $40 million dollar deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers, Iman Shumpert posted the following Instagram.
You don't buy jewelry in this league, you earn it. Be back soon Cleveland #relativitysports
A photo posted by iMan Shumpert (@imanshumpertthe1st) on Jul 1, 2015 at 4:27pm PDT
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In an interview with Rolling Stones Magazine, Jimmy Butler cleared the air on the reported tension with Bulls’ teammate Derrick Rose.
“I don’t think we have any issues. I think we’re fine,” Butler told Rolling Stone magazine. “I think we’re two basketball players that want to win games. That’s where I’ll leave it at. I think we just wanna win, bring a championship...
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Michigan is the presumed favorite to land four-star WR Brad Hawkins when he makes his college pick today at 2 p.m.. Hawkins, who had previously hinted that the Wolverines could be his choice, may be tipping his hand by retweeting a bunch of Michigan-related stuff on Twitter.
Hawkins is ranked as the No. 202 player in the composite rankings. The 6-foot-1, 202-pounder is high school...
Like many other St. Louis Blues fans, this 5-year-old girl was taken back after news broke Thursday that the team had traded T.J. Oshie to the Washington Capitals.
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ESPN’s Jeff Borzello is reporting that Michigan is back in the race for four-star guard Quentin Goodin.
ESPN 100 guard Quentin Goodin tells me his final five has changed: Michigan is back in the mix, Louisville is out.
— Jeff Borzello (@jeffborzello) July 3, 2015
Goodin, the top player in Kentucky and the No. 68 overall for the 2016 class, previously had a top five of Florida...
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The 2015 Michigan football freshman class has arrived on campus and is starting to get acclimated with Ann Arbor and the University. Keith Washington, a three-star defensive back out of Alabama, seems to be happy about his choice of Michigan:
Loving my new home ! 〽️
— Keith Washington (@Im_Grindin2) July 2, 2015
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