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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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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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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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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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7 days ago  |  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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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Point Guard Recruiting: Where Things Stand

Michigan has Tyus Battle, Jon Teske and Austin Davis in the fold in the class of 2016, but John Beilein is still searching for his point guard of the future. Derrick Walton will be a senior when the class of 2016 arrives and Beilein has always preferred to overlap his lead guards by a class. Michigan’s remaining focus in the class of 2016 is likely to shift to the point guard...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Michigan to play at NC State in Big Ten-ACC Challenge

According to a report from Pack Pride, Michigan will play at North Carolina State in the 2015 Big Ten-ACC Challenge. Date, time and television information for the Big Ten-ACC Challenge will be released at a later date. Other reported Big Ten-ACC Challenge games include Maryland at North Carolina, Indiana at Duke, Louisville at Michigan State, Virginia at Ohio State, Notre Dame at...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Mailbag: Flexible positions, Abdur-Rahkman, rebounding, shoe 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.    @abpostema13: Where does Max end up & was it mutual or more one side saying “No thx”? Brendan Quinn has been all over this one at MLive. The decision appears to have been Michigan’s: “I did tell...
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Video: Austin Davis Adidas Gauntlet highlights

Three-star big man Austin Davis committed to Michigan this spring and has impressed during the AAU circuit. Here’s footage of Davis in action at the adidas Gauntlet courtesy of PrepHoopsTV. Davis is averaging 11.4 points, eight rebounds and a block per game with the Michigan Mustangs during the first two stops of the circuit. He’s ranked 184th nationally in the class according...
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Michigan lands statement commitment from Tyus Battle

Less than two weeks after missing out on five-star recruit Jaylen Brown, John Beilein turned things around quickly on the recruiting trail. Michigan’s head coach landed a pledge from Tyus Battle, the consensus No. 12 recruit in the class of 2016 and potentially his first McDonald’s All-American signing of his career. Recruiting is widely regarded as the lifeblood of any program...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan adds Brent Hibbitts as preferred walk-on

Michigan added a commitment from five-star wing guard Tyus Battle this afternoon, but the Wolverines weren’t done. Hudsonville forward Brent Hibbitts pledged to John Beilein and his staff as a preferred walk-on. “I want to thank every school and coach that has recruited me in this process. It was truly a blessing. At the end of the day, my heart led me to one school,” Hibbitts...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Rundown: Tyus Battle to Michigan

Michigan added a major commitment from five-star guard Tyus Battle this afternoon. Here’s everything you need to know about Michigan’s latest commitment. Excited to say that I am going to be a Wolverine!!
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Five-star guard Tyus Battle picks Michigan

Michigan added a commitment from five-star guard Tyus Battle today. Battle had just returned from his official visit to Ann Arbor over the weekend. The commitment was first reported by Evan Daniels of Scout.com. Battle is a five-star shooting guard from New Jersey and is the 247Sports Composite No. 12 player in the class of 2016. He joins Jon Teske and Austin Davis as Michigan commitments...
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Notebook: Five-star wing Tyus Battle set for official visit

Michigan will host five-star guard Tyus Battle for an official visit this weekend as the wing guard moves closer to a decision. Battle recently took official visits to Duke and Louisville back-to-back in April and he’s planning to take his fourth official visit to Syracuse on May 22nd. Battle’s father, Gary, is pushing for his son to make a decision by June. “I’d like to...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Mailbag: Rotation, DJ Wilson, Max Bielfeldt & Kameron Chatman

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.  @schnell_max: I think this is a general one but people want to know….most likely starting line up? First 3 off the bench? I’ll go with Derrick Walton, Caris LeVert, Zak Irvin, Aubrey Dawkins and Ricky Doyle...
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Unsigned senior forward Brent Hibbitts to visit Michigan

Unsigned senior forward Brent Hibbitts is set to visit Michigan on Thursday News of the visit was first reported by Corey Evans and Hibbitts confirmed the report to UM Hoops. Hibbitts was a Class A All-State performer as a senior at Hudsonville, averaging 17.3 points, 11 rebounds and 2.4 blocks per game. He shot 48% from the floor and led Hudsonville to its third straight regional...
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Four-star point guard Bryce Aiken intrigued by Michigan’s offense

Michigan needs a point guard in the class of 2016 and the Wolverines stumbled upon quite a few new prospects during the two weekends of live evaluation play in April. One of those new names to pop up on the radar is Bryce Aiken. Aiken is a small point guard, standing 5-foot-10, who can fill up the score sheet in a hurry. “If they let me shoot I’m going to shoot it. I can definitely...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

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Five-star wing Jaylen Brown picks California

Five-star wing Jaylen Brown verbally committed to California tonight. Brown chose the Bears over Michigan, North Carolina and Kentucky. Jaylen Brown tells Scout that he has committed to California. Story coming. — Evan Daniels (@EvanDaniels) May 2, 2015 The 6-foot-6 wing hadn’t spoke to recruiting reporters over the last several weeks, but rumors had swirled regarding his...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Five-star wing Jaylen Brown cuts Kansas, down to four

According to a report by 247Sports, Jaylen Brown has removed Kansas from his list and is now down to four schools: California, Kentucky, Michigan and North Carolina. The 6-foot-6 wing is a consensus five-star prospect and he’s visited all four schools remaining on his list. Michigan leads Brown’s Crystal Ball with 56% of the projections. He’s Michigan lone remaining recruiting...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Four-star guard Kenny Williams no longer considering Michigan

Four-star guard Kenny Williams was originally scheduled to take an official visit to Michigan on May 18th, but has trimmed his list to two schools: North Carolina and Virginia. First reported by ESPN’s Jeff Borzello, Williams confirmed to UM Hoops by text that he’s no longer considering the Wolverines. Williams had also previously been considering Florida, but the Gators appear...
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Michigan wants 2016 four-star Bruce Brown as a point guard

Top 50 ranked guard Bruce Brown has been one of the more impressive performers on the Nike EYBL circuit this spring. Brown, a 6-foot-3 point guard from Vermont Academy, is averaging 17.1 points, 6.5 rebounds and 3.6 assists in eight EYBL games this season for Boston Amateur Basketball Club (BABC). He’s drawn offers from Connecticut, Texas, Georgetown, Indiana, Texas Tech, Wake...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Kenny Williams sets Michigan official visit

According to a report by ESPN’s Jeff Goodman, VCU decommitment Kenny Williams has set his three remaining official visits. Former VCU signee Kenny Williams told ESPN he will visit Virginia Friday, Florida (May 13) and Michigan (May 18). Has already visited UNC. — Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) April 29, 2015 Williams, who recently took an official to North Carolina, will visit Virginia...
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Kevin Huerter focused on six schools, hopes to visit Michigan

Class of 2016 guard Kevin Huerter is one of the fastest rising prospects in the country. He seized every opportunity during the two April evaluation periods. The 6-foot-5 guard is averaging 12.4 points, 3.6 assists and 3.6 rebounds through two sessions of the Nike EYBL circuit and, most importantly, his City Rocks team holds an impressive 6-2 record. Schools have flocked to the versatile...
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April 28, 2015  |  Discuss
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