Michigan vs. Central Michigan Pre-Game

Dylan Burkhardt
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Michigan is coming off their thrashing of Oakland in a game that was supposed to be a “battle for the second best team in the state” and has gotten some confidence and swagger back after scoring over 100 for the first time since 1998. Central also is hot on a three game winning streak winning at Detroit, at Robert Morris, and versus Cal State Fullerton.

Giordan Watson is the kid that Michigan has to look out for, the little point guard from Birmingham is averaging 16.4 points per game. Kelvin Grady will draw the matchup in what should be an interesting one.

The biggest thing that I will look for tomorrow is improvements on defense. The defense can’t keep giving up this many points per game or open shots per game. The team looks like they are thinking way too much on the defensive side of the ball leading to late rotations and open shots.

Recruiting

Quick recruiting update on the transfers. As Eric Lacy reported it looks like Laval Lucas-Perry will end up in the Maize and Blue. Perry is a great get and shores up our depth at the guard, especially with the likely departure of Jerret Smith. Laval Lucas-Perry video from YouTube.  Alex Legion looks much more likely to headed to Champagne (or possibly Notre Dame) in the near future. The burned bridges in Ann Arbor were too much to overcome. Most players, including many of the top players, on the team do not have a good relationship with Legion from their prior experience (most of the instate players AAU ball together at one time or another). The first break up between Alex Annette Legion didn’t go over to well either. If Legion goes to Illinois like is expected, we would get to see him twice a year which could be a fun one. Without Legion the wing position on next years roster continues to be weak, more on this with a couple targets later on.

  • CCC

    been a long time coming… must’ve taken a lot of love to be blogging about michigan basketball when we were sweating alex legion’s commitment.