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Television designations finalized for 2014-15 season

The Big Ten announced time and television information for the remainder of the conference games that will be broadcast by CBS or ESPN’s family of networks. Two of Michigan’s 18 conference games will be broadcast by CBS with nine additional games picked up by an ESPN station. CBS will broadcast Michigan’s road games at Michigan State (Feb. 1) and Indiana (Feb. 8) while the...
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Big Ten’s Best Post-Up Scorers

Welcome to Big Ten’s Best, a look at some of the Big Ten’s specialists returning for the 2014-15 season. Today we break down the best post-up players in the conference. (Previously: Best pick-and-roll players)  These lists are based on last year’s numbers, but involve some prognostication as well. 1. Frank Kaminsky (Wisconsin) Percent of Offense: 24.6% Points Per Post-up:...
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Introducing Alejandro Zúñiga

We’re excited to announce that we’ve hired our new beat writer, Alejandro Zúñiga, for the upcoming season. Alejandro will be taking over all of the day-to-day duties that Joe served for the last two seasons here and we’re thrilled to have him on board. Make sure to follow him on Twitter and look for his coverage in the weeks and months to come.  Hi everyone, I’m so thrilled...
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Recruiting: Where Things Stand

Michigan’s coaching staff has been on the road for the last week, checking in on various class of 2015, 2016 and 2017 targets across the country. Michigan’s 2015 recruiting board has narrowed significantly, but the 2016 board remains full with seven outstanding scholarship offers and a commitment in hand. Here’s the latest on where things stand with Michigan’s recruiting...
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Glenn Robinson III signs guaranteed contract with Minnesota Timberwolves

Dustin Johnston Glenn Robinson III left Michigan after his sophomore year and was selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves with the 40th pick in the NBA Draft. Being selected in the second round meant that Robinson wasn’t guaranteed a contract and with an NBA offseason filled with roster moves and trade, his status was up in the air until today. Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski...
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Mid-range game critical to evolution of Caris LeVert

Dustin Johnston Everybody hates the mid-range jumper. Iowa State has nearly eliminated it from its offense. Daryl Morey has tried to do something similar in the NBA D-League with Rio Grande Valley. John Gasaway recently tweeted that “’developing a mid-range game’ is like hitting well from the rough. Need to do it sometimes, but the best solution is don’t go there.” But...
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Video: Jon Teske Sophomore Highlights

Our friends at 3rd Coast Hoops passed along the following highlights of 2016 Michigan commitment Jon Teske. The highlights are predominantly from Teske’s sophomore season at Medina High School. RELATED Video: Jon Teske Scouting Highlights Michigan is the ‘right place’ for Jon Teske
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Big Ten’s Top 25 Players: 5-1

With the official start of practice three weeks from today, UM Hoops and Inside the Hall have again partnered to bring you a preseason breakdown of the top 25 players in the Big Ten for the 2014-2015 season. Our selection process involved much deliberation to arrive at a list we hope will provide plenty of reaction and debate. The series will be broken into five parts and our final...
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Big Ten’s Top 25 Players: 10-6

With the official start of practice three weeks from today, UM Hoops and Inside the Hall have again partnered to bring you a preseason breakdown of the top 25 players in the Big Ten for the 2014-2015 season. Our selection process involved much deliberation to arrive at a list we hope will provide plenty of reaction and debate. The series will be broken into five parts and our fourth...
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Big Ten’s Top 25 Players: 15-11

With the official start of practice less than four weeks away, UM Hoops and Inside the Hall have again partnered to bring you a preseason breakdown of the top 25 players in the Big Ten for the 2014-2015 season. Our selection process involved much deliberation to arrive at a list we hope will provide plenty of reaction and debate. The series will be broken into five parts and our...
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Big Ten’s Top 25 Players: 20-16

With the official start of practice less than four weeks away, UM Hoops and Inside the Hall have again partnered to bring you a preseason breakdown of the top 25 players in the Big Ten for the 2014-2015 season. Our selection process involved much deliberation to arrive at a list we hope will provide plenty of reaction and debate. The series will be broken into five parts and...
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Big Ten’s Top 25 Players: 25-21

With the official start of practice less than four weeks away, Inside the Hall and UMHoops have again partnered to bring you a preseason breakdown of the top 25 players in the Big Ten for the 2014-2015 season. Our selection process involved much deliberation to arrive at a list we hope will provide plenty of reaction and debate. The series will be broken into five parts and our first...
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Recruiting Roundup: Fall evaluation period starts today

The fall contact and evaluation period begins today which means college coaches are allowed back on the road to conduct in-home and in-school visits. News that Michigan will be checking in on top-30 guard PJ Dozier on September 17th was reported yesterday, but several other in-home visits have also been announced. Class of 2016 point guard Derryck Thornton Jr. will have a long list...
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Michigan ranked 23rd nationally, fifth in Big Ten by Athlon Sports

College basketball preview magazines have been hitting shelves across the country and the latest preseason top 25 to be unveiled is Athlon Sports. While the magazine isn’t expected to hit stores until later this month, Inside the Hall reports that Athlon has Michigan ranked 23rd in its preseason top 25 and fifth in the Big Ten. After starting the last two years in the Preseason...
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Report: PJ Dozier sets in-home visits

Michigan’s class of 2015 recruiting has focused primarily on one target for much of the last month: South Carolina guard PJ Dozier. Dozier has Michigan in his final five and is scheduled to take his first official visit to Ann Arbor on September 26th. He’ll also visit Louisville (Oct. 3), Georgetown (Oct. 17), North Carolina (Oct. 24) and South Carolina (Oct. 31).  Dozier doesn’t...
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Former Wolverine Chris Hunter named Director of Player Personnel

Former Michigan center Chris Hunter was announced as Michigan’s Director of Player Personnel this afternoon. Hunter played at Michigan from 2002 through 2006 before playing professionally for the last seven years, most recently with the Fort Wayne Mad Ants. Here’s the complete University of Michigan release on Hunter’s hiring. University of Michigan men’s basketball head...
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Lindy’s Sports ranks Michigan 24th, sixth in Big Ten

Lindy’s Sports has Michigan ranked 24th in its preseason college basketball preview magazine, but the Wolverines are picked to finish sixth in the Big Ten. Nine Big Ten teams were included in Lindy’s preseason top 10 including Wisconsin (2), Ohio State (14), Nebraska (19), Minnesota (21), Illinois (22), Michigan (24), Iowa (26), Indiana (28) and Michigan State (35). Arizona ...
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Michigan announces addition of Duncan Robinson

Michigan formally announced the signing of 6-foot-8 wing Duncan Robinson this afternoon. Robinson is a transfer from Division III Williams College and will sit out the 2014-15 season before having three years of eligibility. John Beilein discussed Robinson’s addition for the first time since his signing in a University of Michigan press release which you can read below. “We feel...
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Sporting News picks Michigan to finish fifth in Big Ten

College football season kicked off over the weekend, but college basketball season is around the corner. Preview magazines are starting to hit the shelves around the country, starting with The Sporting News College Basketball Yearbook. Sporting News expects Michigan to take a step backward in 2014-15, predicting the Wolverines will finish fifth in the Big Ten and outside of the top...
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Italy Rewind: Spike Albrecht

Today we conclude our “Italy Rewind” series with a closer look at Spike Albrecht in our player-by-player recap and video feature from Michigan’s four-game tour of Italy. Previously: Zak Irvin, Caris LeVert, Derrick Walton, Aubrey Dawkins, Ricky Doyle, Kameron Chatman, Muhammad Ali Abdur-Rahkman and Mark Donnal. Spike Albrecht is a gamble that continues to pay off...
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Italy Rewind: Mark Donnal

Mark Donnal spent last season battling against Jordan Morgan, Mitch McGary and Jon Horford in practice as he sat out during his redshirt season. The rest of his time last season was spent in the weight room – he’s now up to 240 pounds – as he prepared for his number 34 to be called this season. Now Mitch McGary, Jordan Morgan and Jon Hoford are gone and Donnal finally has his...
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Italy Rewind: Derrick Walton

Derrick Walton was Michigan’s fourth option offensively last season, but expectations are high for the 6-foot point guard from Detroit. Walton was a complementary star last season and while he made huge plays on the road at Michigan State, Nebraska and Ohio State he was always just out of the limelight. With Nik Stauskas, Glenn Robinson III, Mitch McGary and Jordan Morgan gone...
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Italy Rewind: Aubrey Dawkins

Welcome to “Italy Rewind,” our player-by-player recap and video feature from Michigan’s four-game tour of Italy. Previously: Zak Irvin, Caris LeVert, Ricky Doyle, Kameron Chatman & Muhammad Ali Abdur-Rahkman The phrase ‘three-and-D’ is commonly used to describe the perfect role player in the NBA. A ‘three-and-d’ player is athletic enough to guard multiple...
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Italy Rewind: Caris LeVert

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 & Muhammad Ali Abdur-Rahkman Caris LeVert was off of his feet for 16 weeks this summer after undergoing stress fracture surgery on his foot. With only a couple weeks of practice under his belt before Michigan’s...
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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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24 days ago  |  Discuss
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