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Jordan Morgan signs with Virtus Roma

Dustin Johnston Jordan Morgan will continue his professional career in Italy. The former Michigan big man signed a contract with Virtus Roma of the Italian Serie A today. “I’m lucky to start my career as a professional team with a historic and prestigious as Virtus, in a lovely city like Rome,” Morgan told Virtus Roma’s website. “I’m excited for the team we’re putting...
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Five-star guard Tyus Battle embracing opportunity at USA Basketball training camp

Not many rising juniors have had a more productive summer than five-star guard Tyus Battle. Battle added scholarship offers from a who’s who of high-major programs, he’s made campus visits to UConn, Villanova, Michigan, Louisville and Kentucky and he’s played in a majority of the top camps and tournaments on the summer circuit. Battle played in the Nike EYBL, excelled at Peach...
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Four-star guard Kenny Williams has Michigan’s attention

Four-star class of 2015 wing guard Kenny Williams has Michigan’s full attention. Wolverine head coach John Beilein watched the 6-foot-4 shooting guard at Peach Jam last weekend and was watching him in Louisville on Thursday at the AAU Super Showcase. Michigan isn’t the only school keeping a close eye on Williams, the No. 79 prospect in the country. He’s drawn plenty of attention...
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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...
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Mailbag: Zak Irvin’s progression, Age, Defense

Dustin Johnston @zgordon5: What does Zak Irvin specifically need to work on the most to become “more than just a shooter”? Did he show that potential in HS? I guess more clearly: should we have a lot of optimism about Zak being able to truly be more than a shooter, or are there red flags? We’ve established that Irvin was ‘just a shooter’ last year after roughly three out...
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Tim Hardaway Jr. dominates NBA Summer League, Nik Stauskas wins title

It’s been a productive summer for former Wolverines at the next level. Mitch McGary was one of the stars of the Orlando Summer League before Tim Hardaway Jr. tore up the Las Vegas Summer League. Hardaway’s NBA career continues to blossom. He averaged 22.8 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game in Summer League action, checking in as the No. 2 scorer in Las Vegas. Hardway...
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Caris LeVert listed at 6-foot-7, 200 pounds on latest roster

Caris LeVert in 2012 and 2014 (H/T: @nickbaumgardner) Michigan updated its roster for the second time this month and has now published heights and weights for all incoming freshmen and returning players. Caris LeVert is listed at an impressive 6-foot-7 and 200 pounds after entering college two years ago at 6-foot-5, 165 pounds. LeVert underwent foot surgery this offseason, but...
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Video: Seth Towns Adidas All In Highlights

Seth Towns was a top performer at the Adidas All In tournament over the weekend and 3rd Coast Hoops put together this highlight video of Towns in action. Towns holds offers from Michigan and Iowa and is also hearing from UCLA among many others. More July Recruiting Videos Peach Jam Highlights: Jalen Coleman Peach Jam Highlights: Prince Ali Peach Jam Highlights: Tyus Battle Peach...
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Recruiting Roundup: Peach Jam Wrap Up

The second evaluation period of July was headlined by the Nike Peach Jam, where Michigan head coach John Beilein spent the majority of his recruiting time throughout the long weekend. 2016 Wolverine offeree Tyus Battle was among the standouts of the event, averaging 14 points per game and carrying his team to the event’s semifinals, but a number of other Wolverine targets impressed...
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Peach Jam Highlights: Jalen Coleman

Jalen Coleman is one of three prospects with a Michigan offer in the class of 2015 and the top-40 guard continued his impressive summer at the Nike Peach Jam over the weekend. Watch highlights of Coleman in action during the first two days of the tournament below. More Peach Jam Highlights Peach Jam Highlights: Prince Ali Peach Jam Highlights: Tyus Battle Peach Jam Highlights: Kenny Williams
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Peach Jam Highlights: Kenny Williams

Michigan has been tracking Boo Williams guard Kenny Williams this spring as it looks to expand its class of 2015 recruiting board. Williams is 6-foot-3 guard from Chesterfield, Virginia who is being recruited by VCU, Michigan, Indiana, George Mason, Virginia Tech and many others. More Peach Jam Highlights Peach Jam Highlights: Prince Ali Peach Jam Highlights: Tyus Battle
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Peach Jam Highlights: Prince Ali

John Beilein and his assistant coaches were keeping close tabs on class of 2015 guard Prince Ali at the Nike Peach Jam over the weekend. Ali has Michigan in his top five and plans to visit Michigan this fall.
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Peach Jam Highlights: Tyus Battle

Tyus Battle had struggled on the Nike EYBL circuit this spring, but he bounced back in a big way at the Nike Peach Jam over the weekend. Battle scored at least 16 points in three of his first four games and had his three-point stroke clicking, going 9-of-22 from long distance. Michigan head coach John Beilein and several assistants were on hand in Augusta keeping tabs of the five...
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Report: Tim Hardaway Jr. named to USA Basketball select team

Former Michigan and current New York Knicks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. is among the group of players selected to compete against the USA Basketball men’s national team players at a three-day training camp in Las Vegas later this month, according to Frank Isola of the New York Daily News. Oladipo, who was named to the NBA All-Rookie Team this past season, averaged 10.2 points per game...
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Friday Bullets: Roster Updates, CJ Lee, Recruiting Notes

Freshmen numbers, heights and weights have been unveiled on an updated roster. Chatman will wear No. 3, Wilson No. 3, Abur-Rahkman No. 12, Dawkins No. 24, Hatch No. 30 and Doyle No. 32. Former walk-ons Cole McConnell and Brad Anlauf are no longer listed on the roster while Max Bielfeldt is now listed as a senior, implying he won’t be back for a fifth-year. We’ve also updated...
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Dates, opponents announced for Michigan’s Italy trip

Michigan will face the Perugia All Stars, Birracrua All Stars, Opitergium All-Stars and the Mantova Stings during its trip to Italy this August. The games are scheduled for the 17th, 19th, 20th and 22nd of August and were announced by a press release from CollegeBasketballTour. The Wolverines are expected to play four games over the course of eight days in Italy. More information...
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Freshman Focus: D.J. Wilson

Freshman Focus is a UM Hoops series profiling each of Michigan’s six freshman on the 2014-15 roster. We examine where each player fits into Michigan’s system and also put together a video scouting report. Today: DJ Wilson. Previously: Kameron Chatman DJ Wilson wasn’t the first stretch four that Michigan recruited in the class of 2014. He wasn’t even on Michigan’s recruiting...
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Big Ten’s Best: Pick and Roll Players

Welcome to Big Ten’s Best, a look at some of the Big Ten’s specialists returning for the 2014-15 season. First up, we breakdown the best returning pick and roll players in the Big Ten. These lists are based on last year’s numbers, but involve some prognostication as well. 1. Terran Petteway (Nebraska) Percent of Offense: 39% PPP (inc. passes): 1.042 (89th Percentile) Shoot...
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Recruiting Roundup: 2015 guards, potential visits, new offers, other notes

Michigan’s 2015 recruiting picture continues to take shape this summer after the first weekend of the July live evaluation period. John Beilein spent time in Las Vegas tracking a number of 2015 targets including offerees Jalen Coleman and Eric Davis along with new targets Prince Ali, Kenny Williams and Shake Milton. Jalen Coleman has been the top guard on Michigan’s recruiting...
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Michigan announces 2014-15 non-conference schedule

The University of Michigan announces its finalized non-conference schedule for the 2014-15 season this afternoon. The Wolverines’ schedule is highlighted by home games against SMU (Dec. 20) and Syracuse (Dec. 2) along with a trip to Arizona (Dec. 13) and to Brooklyn for the Legends Classic with games against VCU, Oregon or Villanova. (Photo: Dustin Johnston) “As in our previous...
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Class of 2015 Big Ten Recruiting Rankings: May 15th, 2014

Michigan hasn’t landed a commitment in the class of 2015, but 20 prospects have already committed to Big Ten schools. With the final July evaluation period in full swing for rising senior prospects, we compiled our first Class of 2015 Big Ten Recruiting Rankings. Rank 247 Comp. School # Rivals Scout ESPN 247 Avg. Ave. Score Cum. Score 1 1 (2) Ohio State 4 3.75 4.00 4.00...
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Freshman Focus: Kameron Chatman

As far as high-profile recruitments go, Kameron Chatman’s commitment to Michigan was about as uneventful as can be. Chatman didn’t hold a press conference or a TV special, he kept things simple as he gave his pledge to John Beilein and his entire assistant coaching staff in-person during a home visit. The 6-foot-7 forward’s decision came as something of a surprise as he chose...
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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...
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Video: Derryck Thornton and Tyus Battle at Reebok Breakout Classic

Derryck Thornton and Tyus Battle were two of the top performers at the Reebok Breakout Classic last week and Michigan head coach John Beilein was in attendance playing close attention to the guard duo. Watch both players in action in the embedded media players below (via @CourtsideFilms). Battle after the jump. 
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Recruiting Roundup: Thornton, Battle stand out in front of John Beilein

John Beilein opened the July evaluation period by focusing on two of his top class of 2016 targets: Derryck Thornton Jr. and Tyus Battle. Beilein was in Philadelphia at the Reebok Breakout Challenge, flanking Kentucky head coach John Calipari on Wednesday and Thursday while watching the talented guards. Thornton was once again the star of the camp circuit and received praise from...
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