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Mailbag: Protected rivalries, recruiting, zone defense & more

The UM Hoops Mailbag is a collection of questions tweeted (@umhoops), e-mailed or sent via our Facebook page. Submit your questions and we’ll answer as many as we can.  @DAngelo_Vickers: Would you like to see protected rivalries in league play? There’s no question that I would love Michigan to play Michigan State and Ohio State twice every year, but I also have a hard time...
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2 days ago  |  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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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Ibi Watson chooses his “dream school” in Michigan

Ibi Watson to U-M Video, Scouting & More Recruiting Profile Scholarships Ibi Watson is no stranger to Ann Arbor. The Pickerington Central wing guard has visited Michigan several times over the past two years for games, camps and other unofficials. The Wolverines’ best player, Caris LeVert, even went to his high school and he considers him a role model. But it wasn’t until...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Rundown: Ibi Watson to Michigan

Michigan added a commitment from class of 2016 guard Ibi Watson this afternoon. Here’s everything you need to know about Michigan’s latest commitment. Backstory Ibi Watson has been on Michigan’s radar for quite a while now, but he really emerged this spring when he impressed at Michigan’s College Practice Camp and Team Camp in June. His strong play at the camps piqued Michigan’s...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Ohio guard Ibi Watson commits to Michigan

Michigan added a commitment from Pickerington Central guard Ibi Watson this afternoon. Watson tweeted news of the commitment. I'm extremely blessed and excited to announce that I'm officially committing to the University of Michigan!! #GoBlue #MichTape — Ibi Watson (@ibi_watson_2) July 28, 2015 Michigan coaches watched Watson consistently throughout the month of July and the...
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Report: Cassius Winston sets official visits

With the AAU season over, four-star point guard Cassius Winston has set his five official visits. First reported by ESPN’s Jeff Goodman, Winston will trip to Stanford on August 7th, Pittsburgh on August 30th, Harvard on September 4th, Michigan State on September 12th and Michigan on September 19th. Michigan will host UNLV on the Saturday of Winston’s visit for the second home...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Notebook: Glenn Robinson III signs three-year deal with Indiana Pacers

Glenn Robinson III has bounced around a bit since being drafted by the Minnesota Timberwolves last summer, but he’s found a new team in his home-state of Indiana. Robinson and the Indiana Pacers agreed to a three-year contract today, according to a report by Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Robinson averaged 2.1 points per game in 35 games a rookie with both the Timberwolves and...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Recruiting Roundup: Live period notes and scouting reports

Michigan coaches have been on the road for the final week of the July evaluation period — otherwise known as Las Vegas week. The Wolverines continue to track Cassius Winston closely, but also have been searching for additional point guard and wing guard options across the board. Nike Global Challenge scouting notes Several Michigan targets were in attendance at the Nike Global...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan updates 2015-16 roster with new heights, weights

Michigan released a new version of its roster this afternoon with updated heights and weights for new and returning players. Incoming freshman Moritz Wagner will wear No. 13 and is listed at 6-foot-10, 210 pounds. Another newcomer, preferred walk-on Brent Hibbitts will wear No. 1 and is listed at 6-foot-8, 190 pounds. Redshirt sophomore Duncan Robinson added 20 pounds to his...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Ibi Watson junior season highlights

Class of 2016 Pickerington Central (Ohio) wing Ibi Watson is one of the fastest rising prospects on Michigan’s recruiting board. John Beilein has been tracking him over the first two weeks of the July evaluation period and he recently added a scholarship offer from Indiana. Watson spoke highly of Michigan and Caris LeVert last week and the junior could be on the cusp of a Wolverine...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Notebook: John Beilein tracking in-state duo; Te’Jon Lucas, Amir Coffey emerging

John Beilein tracked Cassius Winston and Miles Bridges closely at the Nike Global Challenge during the second week of the July evaluation period. Beilein was in Chicago at the event watching the duo play together throughout the weekend, usually with an assistant. at his side. Cassius Winston’s best performance at the event came in the third-place game as he scored 21 points...
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12 days ago  |  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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16 days ago  |  Discuss

2016 wing Ibi Watson talks Michigan interest, Caris LeVert relationship

Ibi Watson led All-Ohio Red to a championship at the Best of the South tournament in Suwanee, GA over the weekend and earned MVP honors in the process. By the time he was back home in Ohio on Sunday night, he had added his first Big Ten offer from Indiana. The Indiana offer was Watson’s first, but more high-major offers could be coming soon if he continues his impressive play...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Tyus Battle commits to Syracuse

Two months after committing to Michigan, Tyus Battle has committed to Syracuse. “I wanted to be closer to home,” Battle told ESPN. “They told me I could be a versatile guard who could have the ball in my hands a lot.” Battle took an official visit to Syracuse in June, the same weekend that he decommitted from Michigan. Michigan remains focused on landing a point guard in...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Notebook: Michigan in final five for Miles Bridges, Ibi Watson emerging

Five-star forward Miles Bridges announced his five finalists today and Michigan made the cut. Bridges is down to Michigan, Michigan State, Kentucky, North Carolina and Indiana, according to a report by ESPN. Bridges told ESPN that he plans to take official visits this fall and then announce his decision before December. “I talk to Coach (John) Beilein all the time and it’s a...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Mailbag: X-factors, wing targets, backup center

The UM Hoops Mailbag is a collection of questions tweeted (@umhoops), e-mailed or sent via our Facebook page. Submit your questions and we’ll answer as many as we can.  hailtoyourvictor: I say that this team has 4 wildcards…. Kameron Chatman, Duncan Robinson, Moritz Wagner, and D.J. Wilson. Gun to your head, who (of those 4) plays the most minutes in 2015/2016? I love this...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Notebook: Michigan coaches hit recruiting trail

Michigan coaches have been on the road this week as the July recruiting period is in full swing. The Wolverines have been spotted making Cassius Winston (link) and Kevin Huerter (link) priorities with multiple coaches, including John Beilein, at both prospects games. Michigan coaches have also been following the Michigan Mustangs 17U and 16U teams featuring 2016 commitment Austin...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

What to watch for: July evaluation period

The July evaluation period opens at 5 p.m. this evening as college coaches will spread across the country in search of talent. The Nike Peach Jam, Adidas Gauntlet Finals, Under Armour All-American Camp and adidas Invitational headline the first week of the live period. Here are five things to watch for this July. 1. Establishing priorities July isn’t just about discovering...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan signs with Nike through 2027

Michigan is set to leave adidas and sign with Nike in a deal that will span through 2027, with an option to 2031. The partnership will begin in August 2016. Part of the agereement allows for Michigan basketball teams to wear Jordan Brand “Jumpman” apparel and footwear. “After careful consideration, the right partner for the University of Michigan was Nike,” said Interim...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Nik Stauskas traded to Philadelphia 76ers

According to a report by Adrian Wojnarowski, the Sacramento Kings are trading Nik Stauskas to the Philadelphia 76ers. The trade makes Stauskas the second Wolverine to be traded in the last week after Tim Hardaway Jr. was dealt to the Atlanta Hawks. “Sacramento is trading Jason Thompson and Carl Landry as part of a salary dump to the Philadelphia 76ers. The Kings are sending Nik...
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July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Four-star guard Jarron Cumberland picks Cincinnati

Four-star guard Jarron Cumberland committed to Cincinnati today. He announced the commitment on his Twitter: Blessed to say I've committed to the University Of Cincinnati
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July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

NBA Roundup: Glenn Robinson III a free agent, 2016 mock drafts, Hardaway motivated

After one year in the NBA, Glenn Robinson III is a free agent. According to a report by NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski, the Philadelphia 76ers declined to give Robinson, who left Michigan last spring after his sophomore season, a qualifying offer. Robinson was drafted 40th in the 2014 NBA Draft by the Minnesota Timberwolves, who placed Robinson on waivers in March. Wojnarowski...
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July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Recruiting Roundup: Tyus Battle updates recruitment, Nike Basketball Academy

Tyus Battle returned to the court over the weekend at the Nike Basketball Academy, playing competitively for the first time in months. Of more note to Michigan fans might be the fact that he finally spoke publicly about his decommit to Scout.com and also changed his Twitter profile and removed the phrase “MICHIGAN COMMIT” and a photoshopped picture of himself in a Michigan jersey...
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June 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Tim Hardaway Jr. traded to Atlanta Hawks

Tim Hardaway Jr. is on the move. The former Wolverine will play his third year in the NBA for the Atlanta Hawks, according to a report by Adrian Wojnarowski. The Knicks traded Hardaway during Thursday night’s NBA Draft to the Hawks for the rights to first round draft pick Jerian Grant. Hardaway averaged 9.7 points, 1.9 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game in his second season in...
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June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Notebook: Michigan hosts Jarron Cumberland, other updates

Michigan hosted class of 2016 wing guard Jarron Cumberland for an unofficial visit on Monday afternoon. The four-star guard from Wilmington, OH is ranked 61st in the class of 2016 according to 247 Sports’ Composite Rankings and holds offers from Cincinnati, Purdue, Florida State and a number of other high-major schools. The visit came together quickly after news that Tyus Battle...
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June 23, 2015  |  Discuss
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