Cazzie Russell returned to campus for the Notre Dame game and had the opportunity to shoot alone inside of Crisler Center. “He said, ‘I just want to have an hour by myself in Crisler Arena to shoot baskets,’” Brandon said Monday. “We were dying to get video. He said, ‘I don’t want any cameras; I just want to go in there by myself and shoot.’”
Draft Express scoutsJames Blackmon Jr., noting a superb three-point stroke. 6-foot-8 wingspan and the ability to shoot off of the bounce. Blackmon was recently offered by North Carolina. Beilein was in to watch Blackmon today, Florida state’s Leonard Hamilton checked on Blackmon Monday and Tom Izzo will be in on Wednesday.
Jeff Goodman opines that point guard is a concern for the Wolverines: “Don’t be surprised if Spike Albrecht gets a shot at the job early, but the Wolverines need Walton to take over at some point. Walton has a terrific feel for the position and is a capable scorer as well, but he’s not a great athlete and is small. Maybe it’ll work again for Beilein, but I’m concerned it may take Walton longer than it took Burke”