Laval Lucas-Perry is officially a Wolverine. This is a great get for Beilein, Perry is a combo gurad who will help shore up the back court depth. It may even allow Manny to slide out to the three next year. The reports on LLP are somewhat mixed but from what I gather he is definetely tough and is a good penetrator. UM has been so dry of played with ability to get in the lane that this is a big positive. His shooting seems to get mixed reviews, but I am sure Beilein will improve on that. The word is also that LLP has grown a little bit too which is definetly a good thing. This is a gift that fell into Michigan’s lap and Beilein did a good job to secure it.
K’Len Morris has decided to leave the program. I heard whispers about this last week and tried to hint at it last night but K’Len is going his own way. I am sure K’Len didn’t like the losing but I think this transfer boils down to two main reasons. First, not feeling like he was getting a good enough chance to shine and feeling like he is better than he was playing or better than the amount of playing time he was getting. Second, the official stated reason for his transfer, his family got relocated to Tennessee and K’Len wants to be close to his family. Best of luck to K’Len wherever he ends up.
Finally, the rumors about Manny continue to swirl. I still say BS. Manny will play his entire career at the University of Michigan. If he wanted to go to Tennessee he would have done it when he had the chance to (without sitting out a year) last spring.Â Will have a UCLA game preview tommorrow or Friday.