Juniors dominate at Grind Session – Bates-Diop dominates a national Under Armour event: “Finally, the most consistent and best all-around player on Saturday was Bates-Diop. The four-star forward from Illinois”
The busy week continued for Bates-Diop after he returned home from last weekend’s Grind Session in Texas. Illinois Wolves AAU coach Mike Mullins reported that John Beilein, Thad Matta, Tom Izzo and Matt Painter and coaches from Indiana were all in attendance for Bates-Diop’s workout on Tuesday.
Beilein also checked in on 2015 prospects Jordan Ash and Glynn Watson on Tuesday.
Gators sit atop 2013 team rankings – “6. Michigan – The Wolverines continue to load up their roster with high-level talent. Irvin’s game has taken a huge leap over the last year and he’s a versatile wing with terrific size. Walton is one of the toughest playmakers in the country and Donnal gives them a big man with skill and a body on which to build. “
Mitch McGary’s motor may finally allow Michigan’s John Beilein to run a true two-post offense | MLive.com – “I believe this year we will have a definite plan in, and we might even start (the season) playing two bigs at one time,” he said. “And continue to adapt with that.”
Michigan’s Tim Hardaway Jr. becoming comfortable in his own skin, developing off and on the court | MLive.com – “I’ve watched and probably had more interaction with Tim this summer (than ever before),” Beilein said recently. “With him just coming in, sitting in my office, hanging out and feeling very comfortable as a Michigan man.”
Inside the Huddle with Corey Person – “Our motto is, ‘March starts right now.’ We have to put in the work in the weight room and in the gym so I told the guys if you want to win those games you have to put in the time now. With the guys we have now, everybody is motivated and wants to get better. Eventually our goal is to win a Big Ten championship and get to Atlanta this year (where the NCAA Final Four will be hosted).”
Michigan watched No. 1 class of 2015 prospect Karl Towns workout on Tuesday along with West Virginia, North Carolina, Seton Hall and Ohio State.
Michigan has been recruiting on the west coast this week and watched Sederick Barefield, a 2015 PG from Corona Centennial, on Monday afternoon.
2013 forward Reggie Cameron committed to Georgetown on Wednesday afternoon.