Friday Links

  • WTKA Recruiting Roundup (2-26-10)Part 2
    Sam Webb with some basketball recruiting notes. There’s an update on Zeigler as well as mention of a new 2010 big man on the radar, Mat Piotrowski (ESPN profile with scouting). According to Webb, he’s a 7-foot-1 perimeter big man who attends prep school in New Jersey.
  • Horford’s recruitment winding down, likes three
    Sam Hosey (or DaChairman) with a nice piece on Jon Horford including his final top 3: Michigan, Providence and Cal. Providence is the only school out of the three that has offered a scholarship at this point.
  • Katenda Nets Big East Offer
    Here’s another big man on the recruiting radar, 6-foot-8 Eric Katenda (2011). Notre Dame has offered the Chesire Academy junior but UConn, Michigan, St. John’s, West Virginina, and Oregon State are already expressing interest.
  • U-M guard Stu Douglass still searching for answers
    “It’s almost a vicious cycle thinking about it too much, like I’m going to hit this next one,” Douglass said. “You almost can’t even say that. Sometime you need to just quit thinking and just play. Even with the positive reinforcement sometimes turns into you thinking about it too much.”
  • Birthday Blow Out
    Brundidge scored 29 points (with 6 assists and 5 rebounds) in a comeback victory in front of John Beilein last night.
  • Senegal native Dieng could be a UK target ($)
    One more 2010 big man to keep an eye on: Gorgui Dieng. Dieng’s coach mentions Michigan as one of the schools recruiting Dieng but Louisville appears to be the leader. Video here.
  • Opposing coaches scout top teams (cont.)
    Seth Davis breaks down the top 5 teams in the Big Ten with words from other coaches in the league.
  • Are Announcers Necessary?
    Gasaway on television and the announcer.
  • Purdue star Hummel out for season
    Just terrible news for Purdue. I thought they had a very good shot at not only winning the Big Ten and landing a #1 seed, but making a run to Indianapolis. It will be interesting to see how they react Sunday versus Michigan State.
  • Turnovers or Shooting – What’s Eating Michigan State?
    KJ Pete concludes that, yes, shooting is killing Michigan State. I am willing to bet that Michigan fans won’t be very sympathetic to other teams complaining of lack of shooting prowess.
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