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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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4 days ago  |  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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4 days ago  |  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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4 days ago  |  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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6 days ago  |  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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10 days ago  |  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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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Four-star wing Jarron Cumberland to visit Michigan on Monday

Four-star wing Jarron Cumberland is set to visit Michigan on Monday. The 6-foot-5 guard tweeted his visit plans on Friday afternoon. Visiting Michigan Monday
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Tyus Battle taking official visit to Syracuse, opening recruitment

Weeks after committing to Michigan, it appears that five-star guard Tyus Battle is back on the market. The five-star guard picked the Wolverines on May 11th after an official visit to Ann Arbor, but now will take an official visit to Syracuse this weekend. Scout.com’s Evan Daniels reports: Tyus Battle is taking an official visit to Syracuse this weekend & opening up his...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

2017 Intro: Christian David has high-major attention

Class of 2017 guard Christian David was one of the top performers at Michigan’s College Practice Camp earlier this month and there’s little doubt that the versatile guard is firmly on Michigan’s radar. David’s phone was ringing all day on Monday, the first day that coaches could contact class of 2017 prospects, and he heard from Michigan head coach John Beilein among many...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Notebook: Class of 2017 recruiting underway

June 15th has been an important date on the Michigan basketball recruiting calendar due to several high profile offers and commitments over the last several years. Officially, June 15th after a prospect’s sophomore season is when Division I coaches can start contacting prospects directly. That meant for a busy day on the phone for many rising juniors across the country. A year...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Mailbag: Rule changes, Aubrey Dawkins, recruiting & 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.  bacon141: How will the new rules impact Michigan’s offense/defense? Positive, negative, or little overall impact? Let’s run down some of the quick rule changes first. The officiating focus on freedom of movement...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

NCAA approves 30-second shot clock, other rule changes

The NCAA approved several proposed rule changes for the 2015-16 season including a 30 second shot clock, four-foot restricted area and a reduction of the number of timeouts. The NCAA announced the approvals in a tweet this afternoon. The changes are intended to boost scoring and improve the quality of the college game. The shot clock was last reduced in 1993-94 when it was moved...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Scouting: College Practice Camp Upperclassmen

UM Hoops was on hand for both sessions of Michigan’s College Practice Camp on Saturday. Here are scouting notes on upperclassmen (class of 2016, 2017) that caught our eye in the morning session. Jon Teske (2016, Big, Commit, Medina) Teske’s improvement since last year’s camp was evident. He was more assertive, fluid and comfortable in the offense and had several nice finishes...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Scouting: College Practice Camp Underclassmen

UM Hoops was on hand for both sessions of Michigan’s College Practice Camp on Saturday. Here are scouting notes on underclassmen (class of 2018, 2019) that caught our eye in the morning session. Sean Cobb (2019) Cobb already has good size on the wing and he’s a smooth player. His size makes him one of the bigger players at his age level, but he projects to the wing long term...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Notebook: Michigan hosts College Practice Camp

Jim Harbaugh has drawn plenty of the headlines for his aggressive football camp tour this summer (among other things), but John Beilein hosted his annual College Practice Camp on Saturday. The camp has long served as a valuable evaluation tool for Beilein and his staff and several high profile past commitments have attended the camp including Tyus Battle, Tim Hardaway Jr., Darius...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Michigan College Practice Camp Roster

Michigan hosted its annual College Practice Camp today with a morning session featuring underclassmen (2018 and 2019) and an afternoon session featuring class of 2016 and 2017 recruits. Here are the full rosters from the camp which featured Michigan commits Jon Teske and Austin Davis as well as some top prospects like Greg Floyd Jr., Christian David and many others. Find the full...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Offseason Checkup: Ball Screen Offense

The ball screen has become one of our most frequent topics here at UM Hoops. Six or seven years ago when John Beilein arrived in Ann Arbor, the high ball screen was barely on the radar. Michigan ran Beilein’s classic two guard offense and quite frankly didn’t have the dynamic playmakers required to run an offense that featured the pick and roll. Darius Morris, Trey Burke, Tim...
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June 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Max Bielfeldt transferring to Indiana

Former Michigan big man Max Bielfeldt will finish his college career at Indiana. The graduate transfer announced his destination on Twitter this evening. Excited to announce I'll be spending my fifth year of eligibility at Indiana University! #B1G — Max Bielfeldt (@MaxBielfeldt) June 2, 2015 Bielfeldt averaged 5.1 points and 3.6 rebounds per game last season and started three...
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June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Big Ten Power Rankings: Offseason Edition

The 2015-16 season is over five months away, but rosters across the Big Ten are nearly finalized as the late signing period is in the books, the NBA Draft list is final and and most transfers have picked a destination. So what better time than to bring back our Big Ten Power Rankings and look ahead to next year. 1. Maryland (28-7, 14-4) · Arriving: Diamond Stone (247Composite...
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June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Michigan announces signing of Moritz Wagner

Michigan formally announced the signing of 6-foot-10 German forward Moritz Wagner this afternoon. Read the full University press release below: ANN ARBOR, Mich. — University of Michigan men’s basketball head coach John Beilein announced today (Friday, May 29) the signing of 6-foot-10 German forward Moritz Wagner to a National Letter of Intent. Wagner will join the Wolverines...
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May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Report Card 2015: Derrick Walton

Previously: Zak Irvin, Spike Albrecht, Ricky Doyle, Aubrey Dawkins, Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman, Kameron Chatman Sometimes the best way to start these report card features is to look back at what we wrote last year. Last summer, the consensus on Walton’s freshman year was pretty clear. He faced high expectations at the point guard spot replacing Trey Burke as a freshman, but...
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May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Recruiting Roundup: Michigan ‘in the mix’ for Jamal Murray

Canadian guard Jamal Murray took a visit to Kentucky last week and his father told ESPN.com that it “went well”. He also added that other schools are still involved in Murray’s recruitment including Oregon, Michigan, Michigan State, Indiana and UConn. Murray is projected as the No. 21 pick in the 2016 Draft according to DraftExpress and has many unique options. He could remain...
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May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Report Card 2015: Kameron Chatman

Previously: Zak Irvin, Spike Albrecht, Ricky Doyle, Aubrey Dawkins, Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman Freshman forward Kameron Chatman arrived in Ann Arbor with big shoes to fill. He was the No. 27 ranked prospect in the class of 2015 and he was expected to show up on campus and immediately replace Glenn Robinson III’s production. Replacing a player that declared for the NBA Draft...
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May 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Class of 2015 Big Ten Recruiting Rankings: May 21st, 2015

Big Ten recruiting has all but wrapped up this spring as the late signing period came to a close on Wednesday. Here’s a rundown of the top classes and best signings in the conference. Our model (explained below) tends to overweight volume so we’ve bolded the five classes that have the best ‘average stars’ measure. Ohio State touts the conference’s best class while Maryland...
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May 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Scouting & Video: Moritz Wagner at NBBL Top 4

Moritz Wagner’s ALBA Berlin team suffered a double-digit defeat in the NBBL Top 4 semifinal to Bayern Munich on Saturday afternoon. Berlin, the defending champions of the German U19 league, were outclassed by Bayern Munich and fell into a big hole early. Munich’s pressure defense befuddled ALBA’s guards, who committed a rash of turnovers throughout and struggled to even get...
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May 18, 2015  |  Discuss
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