Yay Area’s Finest put together a mix of Dream Vision from Dallas featuring 2016 guard Derryck Thornton and 2015 big man Stephen Zimmerman. Zimmerman also picked up an invite to the NBPA Top 100 Camp and drew praise from Dave Telep in Dallas: “The lure here is the lefty’s uncommon skill set. His perimeter touch is really good, especially inside the arc, where he has no problem getting mid-range shots at will. Whether fading or putting it on the deck and creating space, he’s very accurate. Similar to Chris Bosh, Zimmerman still has work to do as a consistent traffic rebounder. Offensively, with his jumper and skill set he’s a hard guy to match up with”
Big Ten “single plays” are due to be announced sometime this summer and they will be updated this season. That means Michigan will play last year’s “single plays” (Wisconsin, Iowa, Nebraska and Minnesota) twice and its “four single-play opponents will come from the seven teams that they played home and away last year”. According to the Gazette, recent history will play a part in deciding the matchups. Michigan’s longest single play droughts are Ohio State (2005), Penn State/Northwestern (2007) and Indiana/Michigan State (2009).
Zak Irvin had 13 points and five rebounds in the Derby Classic over the weekend, an All-Star event in Louisville.
Tom Izzo and assistant coach DJ Stephens were in to watch AJ Turner workout yesterday. Bacari Alexander watched him play in Pittsburgh and John Beilein is expected to be in along with Syracuse, Iowa State, Standford, Northwestern, Providence, and Rhode Island. Turner is edging closer and closer to the high-major offers.